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Sacrament of the Sick is this weekend!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/19/15

The Sacrament of Annointing of the Sick will be offered at all Masses this weekend, Nov 21 & 22. After Communion, anyone who wishes to receive the sacrament will be invited to come forward or, Father will come to the seats for those who are unable to walk far.

Giving Tree

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/19/15

There are still a number of tags left on the Giving Tree. Please consider taking a tag this weekend and purchasing a toy for a child in need.

Gesu's Annual Giving Tree!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/15

Gesu's 12th annual Givimg Tree is up in the back of the Church. It is covered with tags requesting gifts for Gesu school and parish families in need and families being supported by Catholic Charities' Project Bethlehem.

After you choose a tag from the tree, please purchase the gift requested and return the wrapped gift with the original tree tag to Gesu by Monday, November 30.
Thank you for your support of this important ministry!

Sacrament of the Sick - Nov 21/22

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/15

On the weekend of November 21 and 22 we will offer the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Sick during all Masses. The Church recommends that anyone who is sick, recovering from surgery, facing serious surgery, suffering with a long-term illness or even experiencing the challenges associated with aging should receive this Sacrament. Come, be assired of Jesus' healing presence in our lives and allow the Parish to pray with and for you.

All are welcome!

Feed Your Neighbor Weekend

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/15

Our monthly Feed Your Neighbor collection is this weekend, Nov14 and 15. Our food pantry is in need of canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce and canned fruit.

Your cash donations are also appreciated. 
If you are in need of emergency, short-term financial help or food assistance, please contact Dianna in the rectory 419 531-1421. All cases are handled with the strictest confidentiality.

St Agnes Deanery WMF Event

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/15

Gesu will host the St Agnes Deanery event "Families Fully Alive". this is a family friendly event featuring music, praise, worship, adoration and a special World Meeting of Families video from Bishop Thomas and pilgrims for the Diocese of Toledo. 

All are invited!
November 18 - 7:00pm
Gesu Church

Parish Survey - Thank You!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/01/15

Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer the Parish Survey. The survey is now closed. We will be tabulating the results and the Pastoral Council will discuss them at their December meeting and Fr. Marty will make a report to the parish soon after.

From The Desk of Father Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/01/15

Dear Parishioners,

This Wednesday, I will leave for a 12 day trip to Israel! My opportuntiy of a lifetime! I will be accompanying Fr. Ron Olszewski, OSFS and a group of laity from the Toledo area. This trip is really a pilgrimage/retreat. We will be visiting all of the holy sites in and around Galilee and Jerusalem. The trip itinerary reads like a romp through the New Testament - visiting sites like Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Mt. Tabor and all the sites in Jerusalem itself.
I'm really looking forward to it. While I'm away you'll be in good hands with Fr. Cryan and Fr. Zobler filling in for me.
Have a good couple of weeks, I'll think of you while I'm floating in the Dead Sea!
Fr. Marty

Holiday Gift Cards for St Vincent de Paul Society

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/01/15

This is the last week to donate money toward the purchase of Kroger cards for the Thanksgiving Baskets. St Vincent de Paul will accept donations through Nov 8. You may drop your donation off in the rectory or in the collection basket next weekend. Please mark your envelope - SVdP Holiday Gift Cards. Thank you for your generous support of this important ministry.

Eucharistic Adoration this Friday, Nov 6

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/01/15

This Friday, November 6 is the first friday of the month. There will be Eucharistic Adoration in the side sacristy following 7am Mass, until 9pm. Everyone is welcome to spend some time in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament.

50+ Club Meets Nov 5th

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/01/15

The 50+ Club will meet Thursday, Nov 5. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am. Lunch in the Sullivan Center is $4 per person and Bingo cards are $2. Reservations for the 50+ Christmas Buffet will be taken.

Toledo Symphony at St Pius X

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/01/15

The Toledy Symphony will give a performance at St Pius X next Sunday, November 8 at 7pm.  Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for students with ID. For reservations and information call the St Pius parish office 419 535-7672.

Last Week to take the Parish Survey!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/15

If you have not done so already, please take a few moments to complete our parish survey by following the link on the left of this page. Your opinion is needed by Father Marty and the Pastoral Council as they move forward in examining the needs of the Parish. Thank you for your time.

From The Desk of Father Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/15

Dear Parishioners,

As the weather begins to get colder it is a good time to reflect on the needs of our brothers and sisters. The St Vincent de Paul society is a group of "unsung heros" from our parish who dutifully assist the needs of others. 
They distribute countless numbers of bags of food along with financial help to those in need. None of this could happen without the generous spirit of outreach by YOU, our Gesu Parishioners. Each month you contribute financially to the Feed Your Neighbor collection and donate food. Without you, the work of our St Vincent de Paul Society could not happen and many needs would not be met.
God Bless you,
Fr. Marty

The Giving Tree

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/15

The Giving Tree Committee is gathering names of families from Gesu School and Parish who are in need of assistance to make this Christmas season a little brighter. if you know someone our tree can benefit please contact Heidi Best by calling 419 537-9258 or emailing  by November 2.

Faith Talk: Human Rights and the Teaching of the Church

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/27/15

Paolo G. Carozza, the director of the Kellogg Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will be the featured speaker at a lecture sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Toledo and Lourdes University.

The idea of human rights originated in the life of the Catholic Church and Catholic social teaching today provides one of the clearest defences of it. But there are also deep tensions between Catholic traditions and human rights. The lecture will explore this ambiguous relationship.
Sunday, November 1 from 2:00 - 4:00
The Franciscan Center at Lourdes University

Parish Survey - Take It Today!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/17/15

If you have not already, please take a few moments to take our Parish Survey by following the link on the left. It really will not take much of your time and your thoughts and opinions are important to Fr Marty and the Pastoral Council.

The survey link will be active until Oct 31. 

From The Desk of Father Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/17/15

I think it is interesting that we call our first reception of the Sacrament of Eucharist and Reocnciliation just that - First Communion and First Reconciliation - implying that it won't be our last. It seems that there is no problem understanding this in reference to communion. Fortunately, we as Catholics have come to understand that communion should be received regularly and often. We are sinners, yes, but that is the very reason that a person who is properly prepared, needs to receive the Eucharist - the food that helps us to live the Christian life and find a deeper unity with God.

But Reconciliation, like Communion is also "not a one time event". I think we all need to get a better appreciation of this sacrament and it's value in our lives. We all struggle, make mistakes, "blow it" in our Christian lives. Its "sin" - maybe a word we don't like to use, but it is. When we come down to it, sin is a failure to love, to love God, our neighbor and even ourselves. When the Chrismas holiday season approaches, there will be many opportunities to receive this sacrament at Gesu and at our nieghboring parishes. It would be well worth our while to consider celebrating this sacrament again - regardless of "how long it's been since my last confession".

World Meeting of Families Event for St Agnes Deanery

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/17/15

Bishop Thomas personally invites families, with your children, to participate in the "Families Fully Alive" program for our deanery. Gesu is the host church. This family friendly event features live music, praise, worship, adoration and a special WMF video from Bishop Thomas, and testimonials from pilgrims who attended the historic event. All are invited!

November 18, 2015 - 7:00pm at Gesu!

50+ Club Meets Nov 5th

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/17/15

The 50+ Club will meet on November 5th beginning with 11:00am Mass. Sloppy Joe lunch will be served in the Sullivan Center for $4.00 per person. There will be no charge for veterans in honor of Veterans Day, please call Ann (419 474-5147) to reserve your spot as our guest! Enjoy Bingo! after lunch for $2.00 a card.

Reservations for our popular Christmas buffet will be taken in November.

7:00 am
8:00 am

Thanksgiving Day
9 am Mass
Live + Jesus
The Lord's Day

4:00 pm (Vigil)
 9:00 am & 11:30 am

Advent Deanery Penance Services

Dec 6 - Regina Coeli - 3 pm
Dec. 13 - Gesu - 3 pm
2049 Parkside Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43607
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Please note that all bulletin 
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 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 - 

Click Here for Letter to the Faithful From Most Revered 
Daniel E. Thomas
Bishop of Toledo

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 
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.  
Call Dianna at
 419-531-1421 or E-mail 
to update information or request a new parishioner registration form​

Click Here for
2015 State Of The Parish Report