Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
This weekend is feed your neighbor weekend. Collection baskets for your non-perishable food and monetary donations will be at all entrances to the Church. Thank you for your support.
Our Parish will host a second collection a Masses on the weekend of Sept 20/21 in support of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo. Catholic Charities is Celebrating 100 years of bringing the love and mercy of Christ to people in need and helps over 40,000 people each year through emergency shelter, food, crisis navigation, adoption services, jail and prison ministry and more. Learn more and watch a short video about the work of Catholic Charities at www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org. Thank you for your generosity.
Rite of Christian Initiaion for Adults
The Parish Picnic will be held this Sunday, September 14th. We will begin with Mass at 11:00 am - held outddors on the playground side of the school building. after Mass the Gesu Family Picnic will take place. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy this gathering with fellow parishioners, hambugers and hotdogs will be provided. Remember, there will only be ONE MASS on Sunday - at 11:00am - there is no 9:00am or 11:30am Mass this weekend.
Anyone wishing to enroll their child in our CCD program, or who has questions - please contact Laurie Skowronski at email@example.com
With Labor Day and summer behaind us, we move on to the regular activities of the year - and the normal routine of parish life and activities. Soon the parish Bible Study group will begin, exploring some of the historical books of the Bible, RCIA will soon begin - as an opportunity for people interested in exploring our Catholic faith, to possibly join us through baptism or to get a better understanding of the faith they already have. Religious Instruction will begin for our parish children who do not attend our parish school, the Gesu Choir is forming for the year, the 50+ Club will have their first meeting for the year this Thursday, the St Vincent de Paul continues to assist the needy with food distributions and financial assistance, the funeral luncheon assists families of departed parishioners as the need arises and the other normal committees, organizations and groups will meet to do their work. There is a lot going on here at Gesu - things that aren't always evident when one comes to Mass on the weekend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to update information or request a new parishioner registration form.
It is time to submit your schedule for your organization. Due to the needs of our parish and school and the number of activities that happen on any given day, we must look ahead and get your dates scheduled NOW.
All groups needing a space for meetings, banquets, dances, sports practice, concerts... (etc.) must submit a list of dates needed. NO ONE is exempt from submitting a schedule.
For example: If your group meets on every first Monday of the month, August thru June, it cannot be assumed that this information is on the books... dates must be in writing and submitted to the Parish Office.
Thank you for helping with this important organizational process.
"The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel"
Our 12th year of Bible Study will explore the books of Joshua, Judges, Kings, Amos, Hosea, Chronicles and Jeremiah. We'll see the ways God worked in the lives of the Jewish people and how He continues to work in our lives and world today.
We use the "Come and See" Catholic Bible study series of 22 sessions, with time off for Advent through New Year, Holy Week/Easter and end in May. This series demonstrates how our Catholic Faith is based on the intertwining of Sacred Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium. We grow in our understanding of our faith while having some light-hearted fun. To register or for question, call Ann Pajella at 419537-0099 or Ann Zirker at 419-474-8273 ( OK to leave a message).
"When we pray we speak to God. When we read Scripture, God speaks to us."
First meeting: Tuesday Sept 16, 2014
Location: Extended Day Room (back of school)
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm.
Participant comments: "The sum spiritual and educational value of my Gesu Bible Study experience has far exceeded my expectations. I thank all of the members of our group for their participation that contributed so much to my greater enjoyment and edification."
If you signed up last year, you do not have to again this year. It is a great way to receive special notices from Gesu and of course school delays and closing. Here are the directions: TEXT the following: GESU1314 to the number: 84576. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter: Gesu Facebook: Gesu Facebook: Gesu School + Toledo, Ohio/Twitter: @Toledogesu
Old State Line will perform, "Acoustic Americana" music!
If it rains, the concert will take place in the church.
The concert is free with a free will offering taken at the intermission.
Bring chairs, blanket, food and drinks! Hope to see you there!
There will be only one Mass at 11 am on Sept. 14th. Mass will be held outdoors on the playground side of the school building. After Mass, the Parish Picnic will take place. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy this gathering of fellow parishioners. If it rains we will still have only the one Mass at 11 am in the church and the picnic will follow in the Sullivan Center! Hope to see you there!
This coming weekend is our monthly Feed Your Neighbor collection. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations can be left at the entrances of the church before each Mass or dropped off any time at the rectory between 8 and 4:30. Please be as generous as you are able. The need in our area has been very great and is growing. Monetary donations are used to assist the needy with short-term financial help to pay utilities or housing and we recieve many requests for help each month. Our food pantry helps feed many families within the parish boundaries each week. Your generosity is appreciated!
Next weekend (July 19&20) Father Tim McIntire,OSFS will return to be celebrant for all Masses. We welcome Fr. Tim back to Gesu which was his home when he was a deacon - "learning the ropes" of the priesthood. Father Tim loved his time here at Gesu and our wonderful parish family, and he eagerly asked if he could come back for a weekend. Of course, this allows Fr. Marty some time to travel to New York to visit his mother. So, we welcome Fr. Tim and wish Fr. Marty a safe and happy mini-vacation!
A few "odds and ends"-
Some folks have asked about the patch of carpet in the middle of the marble steps in the front of each altar. Well (here's a little history lesson for you), you know that prior to the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) the priest said Mass with his back to the congregation. He'd only face the altar and basically stand in one place - walking a little bit to the right and left, but pretty much remain stationary thoughout the entire Mass. My assumption is, to make it less stressful on the priest's feet (poor Father), and to not overly scratch and wear on the marble, a carpet insert was placed there for the priest to stand/walk on. When we restored the marble, we decided to keep the original integrity of the stonework, not fill it in with some other substance, and put carpeting when it was originally intended. So, there is your answer and a little history lesson to boot!
Over 70+ people attended the movie/presentation on Pope Francis a couple of Mondays ago. Those in attendance spanned the age gamut from recent high school grads to some of our senior parishioners. It was a very interesting film on the life and ministry of our Holy Father followed by some thought provoking reflection given by Fr. Cryan. I again thank Rob and Dana Loeb for initiating this gathering it was an enjoyable evening.
Finally, last weekend passed quietly as it marked my 2nd anniversary as your pastor. The first weekend in July 2012 was my initial weekend here at Gesu. It has been a wonderful two years for me and I've enjoyed all of it! I hope you have too!
Due to Independance Day, Eucharistic Adoration for the month of July is being moved to the second Friday of the month. Adoration will take place on Friday, July 11 immediately following 7am Mass and conclude at 9pm. There will not be Adoration on Friday, July 4th.
Dave Roth representing Diocesan Publications (our Bulletin Publisher) will be at the parish soon. He will be renewing present advertisments and seeking new ones. If you are interested, please call the parish office at 419 531 1421. Or, you may contact Dave directly at 614 715 3215 at email@example.com. We feel this is an excellent service and that sponsors get good coverage with their ads. THANKS TO YOU and DIOCESAN PUBLICATIONS, the weekly bulletin is published at no cost to the parish.
You are all invited to Family Movie Night in the Sullivan Center on Monday, June 30 from 7-9pm. We will be showing a 50 minute video about our Pope entitled, "Francis, The Pope from the New World" followed by remarks from Father Cryan. Bring the whole family! Light refreshments will be provided.
The Feed Your Neighbor Pantry is critically low on food items. This is not our usual Feed Your Neighbor collection weekend but we are in need of any non-parishable food items you are willing to donate especially canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, canned friuts, cereal, mac-n-cheese, pasta, canned beans, and canned tomatoes. Every week, the needy in our neighborhood humbly come to the rectory seeking assitance to feed their families. Please give what you are able.
Donations may dropped off near the doors of the Church before Mass or at the rectory Mon - Fri between 8 and 4:30.