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The Saint Agnes Deanery Evening With Bishop Thomas Will Be On December 1, 2014 At Gesu Parish

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/28/14

-     Priest Dinner at 5 pm in the Sullivan Center

-     Evening Prayer Celebration at 7 pm in the Church - All Are Welcome

-     Public Reception following

Would You Like To Find Out More About St. Franis de Sales, The Oblates And What We Mean by Saleasian Spirituality?

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/28/14

On Saturday, November 15 Gesu will host the second Salesian Mornings presentation on the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales in the Gesu Sullivan Center from 9 am - 11:30 am.

The presentation will be given by Fr. Alan Zobler, OSFS and Fr. Joseph Newman, OSFS. They'll do a great job presenting the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales and how it can be lived out joyfully today!

There is no cost to attend, a free will offering will be taken up.

Hope you can enjoy the morning of November 15, 9am - 11:30 am.

First Reconciliation Retreat

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/14

Nov 9 8:30-12:30 in the Sullivan Center. If you have not registered your child for the sacrament by filling out a pink registration please contact Laurie Skowronski ASAP.

Living Rosary

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/14

Come pray the Living Rosary with the Confirmation candidates and their families on Nov 2 at 7:30 in the Church. All are welcome!

Celebrate Priesthood Sunday

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/14

This Sunday was Priesthood Sunday. As a special way to show our priests how much we care about them, a special blessing was given at each Mass. Also, cards were made available for parishioners and friends to offer prayer intentions to the Oblates of our Parish. These cards will be left in the back of the Church all week and also next weekend for anyone who wishes to fill one out. They will then be offered as a Spiritual Bouquet to our priests.

To our beloved priests:

As a community of faith we join together in praying for you in a special way. A Spiritual Bouquet is being sent your way to let you know that we care. You are in our thoughts, in our hearts and especially in our prayers. We also want to express our gratitude for your faithful service and generosity in offering your lives for us.

To the Oblates of St Francis de Sales, we wish to thank you for giving us such dedicated priests. We are very grateful for the humble service of our pastor, Fr Marty Lukas, our former pastor, Fr Jim Cryan and Fr Alan Zobler and Fr Bob Schramm.

We love you, we admire you, we respect you and we are truely grateful for everything you have done for us and Gesu Parish. We will continue to pray that you and our parish will be abundantly blessed.

The people of Gesu

Direct Giving

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/23/14

Gesu Parish has the capability to offer its parishioners the convenience of giving their contributions by electronic means, called "Direct Giving" at no cost to you or the parish.

Thank you to all that participate in Direct Giving.

Direct Giving authorizes Gesu Church to instruct your financial institution to initiate withdrawals from your account.  You understand that you control your contributions and if at any time you decide to discontinue this service, you will notify Gesu Church.  Withdrawals will be made the following business day if the 1st or the 16th falls on a non-business day.

Please call the office at 419-531-1421 for more information.

St. Vincent de Paul

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/23/14

You are invited to serve people in need in our Gesu Parish by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Your assistance, utility assistance and other needs will be a rewarding experience.  It is time for you to live your religious convictions and give something back for all you have received?  come Join us Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm in the Sullivan Center to learn more.

Holiday Gift Cards

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/20/14

The St Vincent de Paul Society at Gesu Parish is asking for your generosity in supporting their annual gift card purchase for THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS. With your monetary donation, a KROGER gift card will be included in the recipient's Holiday food basket. The card is used to purchase a holiday turkey or ham.

As always, SVDP appreciates your monetary and food donations throughout the year. The continued success of this annual event is because of YOU.

A check made out to St Vincent de Paul Society and marked Holiday Gift Card may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the office. The deadline is Oct 30. 

Parents In Prayer

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/20/14

Every Christian needs a half an hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour.

Friday's from 7:45am (or whenever you drop your kids off) to 8:15am in the cry room in the front of the Church.

What better way to start your day than in positive prayer with your Gesu community? Please join us.

Instllation Of The Most Reverend Daniel E Thomas

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/20/14

The schedule of events for the Installation of the Most Reverend Daniel E Thomas as the Eighth Bishop of Toledo will begin with Evening Prayer on Tuesday, 10/21 at 5pm at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (2535 Collingwood Blvd); the public is invited to attend. The Installation and Mass will be celebrated at Rosary Cathedral on Wednesday, 10/22 at 2pm. The Cathedral is at maximum capacity for the Installation. Through the generosity of Franciscan Health and The Andersons, The Installation and Mass will be broadcast live on WTVG-ABC Ch13, WTOL-CBS Ch11 and EWTN. In addition, the service will be streamed live via the diocesan website ( The faithful are encouraged to participate through these viewing opportunities.

St Agnes Deanery Evening With Bishop Thomas

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/20/14

Monday December 1, 2014 at Gesu Parish

  • Priest Dinner at 5pm in the Sullivan Center
  • Evening Prayer Celebration at 7pm in the Church
  • Public Reception Following

Thank You

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

Thanks so much to Betty Collins and Ann Jozwiak for being available to make calls for volunteers had there been any funeral luncheons during the month of September.  Additional volunteers always welcomed!  Please call the rectory to let them know you want to help.

Men's & Women's Bible Study Update

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

Bible Study has begun and is in the Extended Day Room at the back of the school on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm.

Call Ann Pajella at 419-537-0099 or Ann Zirker at 419-474-8273 to register. 

50+ Meets November 6th

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

After 11 am Mass on November 6, join your friends for a potluck.  A-H bring salad, I-R a hot dish, and S-Z brings dessert.  Bring 2 dollars to pick out your lucky card and have fun playing BINGO.  Veterans - Please be the guest of 5+ for this potluck.  We honor you and thank you for your service.  Questions??  Call President Anne Jozwiak 474-5147 or Secretary Dolores Kaitaniak at 419-475-6537.  Would you like to learn more about a subject or present a program?  Please share your ideas with President Anne.

"The Joy Of The Gospel"

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

Would you like to read and discuss Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel?"

Gesu is offering a 6 week discussion of the Exhortation beginning Oct 22.  We will meet for 6 Wednesdays at 7 pm in the "Rainbow Room of the Rectory.  Book will be available to buy. it is not too late to join the discussion!

Pope Francis says: "I now invite all Christians throughout the world to pause at This very moment in their lives and allow their hearts to be touched by Christ.  Be renewed!"

Come and see what Pope Francis has to say.

For more information call Margaret McCready at 419-260-6170 or the Parish Office at 419-531-1421/

Feed You Neighbor Collection Weekend

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

Please note that our pantry in in need of canned meats, pasta, canned vegetables and soups.

Please bring your items to Mass this weekend to donate to the needy in our area. Your cash donations are also appreciated. We are grateful for any and all of your help!

It's Almost Time For Gesu's Eleventh Annual Giving Tree!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

If you would like to request CONFIDENTIAL help for yourself or a fellow Gesu Parish or School Family who may be in need this year, please contact Heidi Best at 419-699-4081, or email  All requests must be made by November 1st in order to be considered for this year's tree.

St. Vincent de Paul

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/13/14

You are invited to serve people in need in our Gesu Parish by joining the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Your assistance to people in our Parish area needing food, clothes, rent assistance, utility assistance and other needs will be a rewarding experience. Is it time for you to live your religious convictions and give something back for all you have received? Come join us Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm in the Sullivan Center to learn more.

Gesu Track-A-Thon Needs Your Support

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/07/14

The 16th annual Gesu Track-A-Thon will take place on October 10.  This is Gesu School's only mandatory fundraiser of the year, and proceeds are put directly back into the school to support the students of Gesu School.  In the last three years alone, Track-A-Thon funds have been used to provide middle school students with lockers, to provide the entire school campus with wireless internet access, and to remodel the Science Lab and Art Studio.  These are things that really make a difference in the lives of our Gesu students!

Please support Track-A-Thon by making a donation.  If you have any questions please contact or Peggy Sturgeon at 419-297-6229.

A Message From Fr. Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/07/14

In the coming weeks you will be asked to consider taking on some roles in liturgical ministry.  You may have noticed that we are rather shorthanded at times in many areas of liturgical life.  Pay attention over the next few weeks to the various ways people are involved in the weekend liturgies and consider being part of that ministry - ushering, lector, distributing communion, helping with coffee and doughnuts and certainly we'd welcome more young parishioners - grade 5 - 8 as altar servers too!  You may find that becoming more actively involved in the liturgies makes them more enjoyable, more meaningful and a richer spiritual experience.  Please consider it, and when I make the "formal request" consider saying "yes".


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Community Info
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Bulletin Deadline

Please note that all bulletin
announcements are
due in to the Rectory office on Monday's
by 12 Noon of each week.  Please e-mail
all requests to Dianna
at dwalsh@gesutoledo

You Are Invited To Gesu's First-Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Join us each First Friday for a period of quiet, personal, spiritaual time before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  We open Adoration following the 7am mass and close at 9pm.  If you can sign up for an hour or half-hour, we'd appreciate it since we never want our Lord to be alone.  If you can't manage a time slot, stop by anytime.
For more information or to sign up - Call Corinne -
Gesu Underground

Every Sunday
7:30pm - 10pm

Each Sunday the Gesu Underground meets at 7:30pm in the Aviat Room (former scout room).
Teens beginning high school in the fall are welcome (8th graders) through twelfth grade.
Questions or want regular updates on activities? Check out the Gesu Underground Facebook group or email Barb Gerken for more information at
Parents with questions or with a desire to help out can contact Barb at

Parish Registration

Have you moved recently?
Have you changed your phone number?
Have you turned 18?

If this describes you then you’re invited to register or update your records at Gesu.
Students who have graduated from high school and whose families are members of the parish are invited to register as adult parishioners.

Parishioners who have moved or changed any information are invited to update that information.
Call Dianna at
419-531-1421 or E-mail
to update information or request a new parishioner registration form.

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