Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
The Catholic War Veterans are in need of our help to distribute approximately 8,000 flags at Calvary Cemetary for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The distribution will begin on Thursday, May 21st at 10:00AM and continue daily until all graves are appropriately marked. The WWII Veterans who have done this for years are simply no longer able to participate in the task. If you can spare any time to help continue this honored tradition, they will be truly grateful for your help! For more information, please contact Dee Pakulski at email@example.com or 419-410-7384. Many thanks for your consideration of our heroes, living and deceased.
Did you know that your child may qualify for a Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year? Need-based scholarships worth up to $1,500 per child are available for students who reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood or Wyandot County for private school grades K-8.
Mercy Children's Hospital will once again be conducting Safe Sitter babysitting classes for boys and girls ages 11-13 years old. Safe Sitter classes are medically oriented, affording hands on practice on lifesaving techniques. Certified health care professionals teach the class segmants that deal with medical information. these instructors also focus on choosing jobs that are safe and being a reliable employee. The cost is $50 per person.
Catholic Charities is now accepting applications for Century Farm Awards. Century Farm Awards honors Catholic families who have maintained a farm or homestead within their family for at least 100 years with an emphasis on well-preserved working farms. Applicants will be asked to submit a registration form, copies of old deeds and pictures to support claims. The information must show family residence or ownership of a farm for at least 100 years. For more information or the registration form, please contact Michelle Slivka at 419-244-6711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a homeschooling family? The 11th Annual Diocesan Homeschooling Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00pm at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Cathedral in Toledo. The Most Reverend Daniel E Thomas, D.D., S.T.L, Bishop of Toledo will be presiding.
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, St Pius X Parish (3011 Carskaddon) will host Dr Amjad Hussain for a presentation about Islam. The program will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30am in the Family Life Center. The hour-long talk entitled "Islam and Terrorism" will start and 9:00am. Parishioners and friends of all the Deanery parishes are welcome for this important presentation.
We are now accepting applications for enrollment in Gesu's Pre-K program:
- Academically based Pre-K, founded in Play
- Lays a strong foundation, rooted in Christ, that prepares children for Kindergarten and beyond.
- Offering multiple opportunities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Attend 5 full days, 5 part days, or 3 full days.
- Parishioner Scholarship of $1,400 off the cost of your child's 5 full day tuition.
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week!!!!! It is a wonderful opportunity to remind our teachers how thankful we are for everything they do for our students here at Gesu! PTO is looking for donations for Teacher Appreciation Week: post-it notes, pens, pencils, candy etc. If you have any items, you can give them to Mrs Babka in the school office. We have the best teachers...now it is time to show them how thankful we are!!!
The sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated on Friday evening, April 17, here at the parish. Bishop Thomas was present, celebrated Mass and conferred the sacrament on 22 of our 8th graders. It was a beautiful evening! After Mass, we were able to have a group photo taken on the front steps of the Church, followed by a very nice reception in the Sullivan Center. Please pray for the newly Confirmed members of our Parish.
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Gesu Night at the Mudhens Game is Saturday, May 9th! Including postgame fireworks! Please call the school office for additional details 419 536-5634. We hope to see the entire Gesu Community at the game!!!
The 50+ Club will meet on Thursday, May 7. Mass will be at 11:00am followed by a SURPRISE Potluck in the Sullivan Center. All are invited to attend and bring a favorite dish. Kathleen Moore of the Toledo Police Department will talk about Scams and how to avoid them. Please make reservations with Ann at 419 474-5147.
Remember to RSVP for Father Cryan's 50th Jubilee Celebration. We will celebrate at 11:30 Mass next Sunday, April 26 with a dinner immediately following in the Sullivan Center.
We are looking for some new faces to lead our Lenten Fish Frys for next year, 2016. We would like to put together a committee. If this might be something you would be interested in please contact Fr. Marty ( email@example.com ) or Dianna (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or call the rectory 419 531 - 1421.
We invite all children to join us for Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9am Mass each Sunday throughout the school year.
A big THANK YOU!!!! to everyone who gave their time for our annual Lenten Fish Frys. You may remember that early in Lent I put out the call for volunteers who could help run the weekly meals. I was so happy that people "stepped up" and responded to the call. People came forward and allowed the Friday meals to continue uninterrupted all throughout Lent. That was great and really appreciated.