Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
Last weekend we concluded the Gesu Windfall Raffle. I want to thank everyone who bought one or more raffle tickets, those who attended the St Patrick's Dinner, and those who bid on the silent auction items that evening. The dinner was well attended and was a great evening with parishioners and friends of Gesu, folks of all ages, connecting, relaxing and enjoying one another. It builds a strong parish when we can not only pray together but play together too.
Join your friends for a Pizza Party and Bingo after 11:00 Mass on Thursday, April 9. Pizza and dessert will be served for $4. Bingo cards are $2 each. Questions? Call Ann Jozwiak 419 474 5147 or Dolores Kaitaniak 419 475 6537.
There is one more Lenten penance service for St Agnes Deanery this Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm at Regina Coeli (530 Regina Parkway).
In today's busy world, it is a blessing for women to gather together to pray and share their faith. As we begin Holy Week, it is especially important to slow down and give some extra time to God.
Traditionally, Lent has not only been a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, but also a time of renewal. This renewal has often been accomplished and celebrated through the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Receiving this sacrament assures us that our sins are forgiven and offers us the grace to live as a faith filled disciple of the Lord.
As a follow up to Gesu's Salesian Mornings series, we are offering a book discussion of Authentic Devotion, A Modern Interprtation of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St Francis de Sales by Bernard Bangley. This will be a 5 week series beginning on March 11 at 7pm in the Rainbow Room of the Rectory. Books are available at the meeting. For more information call Margaret McCready 419 260 6170 or the Parish office 419 531 1421.
We are still collecting items for the Used Book and Uniform Sale which will take place on March 31 and April 1. Donations of hard and soft back books, children's books, games, puzzles, DVD's, Gesu uniforms and similar items may be dropped off at the Church, School or Rectory. NO MAGAZINES PLEASE.
Don't forget the 50+ Club meeting for March will be a picnic theme this Thursday, March 5. After 11:00 Mass, Hot Dogs and other picnic fare can be enjoyed for $4.00 in the Sullivan Center. If you have Questions???? Please call Ann Jozwiak 419 474 5147 or Dolores Kaitaniak 419 475 6537.
This is the kick off to the Annual Catholic Appeal. The Diocese asks us to consider the needs of the diocese and make a contribution. The ADA is a major source of financial support that enables them to fund so many good and charitble works. The diocesan offices that reach out to the poor and the needy, that quite literally enable the church to bring Christ to others, are greatly supported by your contributions to the ADA.
During Lent our parish is participating in CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls will be available in the back of the church next week. Please take one home and use the easy and fun resources to deepen your family's Lenten experience. Your prayers, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season will help Catholic relief services continue to provide life-saving assistance in nearly 100 countries. You may bring your donation back to church on Palm Sunday or Holy Week.
This is a busy month upon us. Here is a brief oversight.
Sunday, March 2nd: Noon - 2 pm
This is the week to bring your donations of used clothing, blankets, shoes, jackets, etc to Gesu School to "Fill The Truck". The Gesu 8th Graders are hosting a fundraiser in alliance with Easter Seals. The fundraiser will help to pay for their trip to Niagra Falls in May.