Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
Remember a deceased friend or family member this year with a Christmas Flower. As in previous years, the Flower Fund is used not only for flowers, but also for banners, candles, and other decorations to beautify the Church for this holy season.
In Memory of: ___________________________________________________
Please return to the Rectory Office or drop in the collection basked.
As you consider all of the places to share the light of Christ this season, please consider the Gesu Parish Giving Tree.
Beginning next weekend thru Wednesday, December 11th, we will once again have the opportunity to help people from our parish, school and community share in the spirit of Christ. A tree adorned with tags of hope is located in the back of the church. Each family member has 4 tags of needs and wants hanging in faith. If every Gesu member chooses just one tag, every need will be met and every wish will be fulfilled.
It's easy.... Take a tag.... return the wrapped gift with the original tree tag by Wednesday, December 11th so they can be distributed to the families on time. The gift can be returned to the church and placed under the tree; to the Rectory Office M-F between 8--4, or to the school office.
This year Gesu School is doing a fundraiser called Build-A-Stocking. We are doing this to help and support the homeless people of Toledo. Some of the supplies we need donated are: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, candy canes and of course, socks!
We were wondering if you could be so kind as to donate and help the homeless. Last year, we made 93 pairs of socks filled with toiletries. We tied them with a candy cane and attached a card. Then they were given out downtown. So please be a generous donor and help the homeless have a little Christmas cheer.
This is all due on December 8th. Please bring to Mass, drop off at the school office or bring to the Rectory. Thank you!
Have you moved recently?
Have you changed your phone number?
Have you turned 18?
If this describes you then you are invited to register or update your records at Gesu.
Students who have graduated from high school or 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 email@example.com to update information or request a new parishioner registration form.
Sunday, December 15th
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gesu Sullivan Center
Order form found at gesutoledo.com
Cost in advance with reservation: $5 per person, $20 maximum per family
Cost at the door: $7 per person, $25 maximum per family
Includes breakfast, visit with Santa, Stories with Mrs. Claus and crafts.
Please make your reservation by Friday, December 13th.
Our diocesan Catholic Charities is accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Those wishing to donate to relief efforts distributed by Catholic Relief Services may donate by mailing or delivering donations to Catholic Charities, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604. Please make checks payable to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo and marked Typhoon Haiyan. According to Rodney Schuster, Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo, 100% of the donations will go directly to Catholic Relief Services to help victims of the typhoon. You may also text the word RELIEF to 25383 to make a $10 donation that will be charged to you phone bill.
Please note that all Bulletin Information for the weekend of November 30th and December 1st is due by 12 noon on November 22nd.
In thanksgiving for his decade of service to the Diocese of Toledo and in honor of his appointment as the Thirteenth Bishop and Fifth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford, please join the faithful of the Diocese of Toledo for a special Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair; Wednesday, December 4, 2013; 6:30 pm at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral; 2535 Collingwood Blvd.; Toledo, OH. A reception to greet Archbishop-designate Blair will follow the mass.
Lector work books for the 2014 Liturgical Year, which begins on December 1st, are available in the sacristy.
Please note that our food pantry is in need of canned meats, mac-n-cheese and jelly. Please bring your items to Mass to donate to the needy in our area. Your cash donations are also appreciated. We are grateful for any and all of your help!
Following 11:00 service on Thursday, December 5 the Gesu Community and guests are invited to dine in the beautiful Sullivan Center. The 50+ Club will host a delicious chicken luncheon with all the trimmings catered by Malczewski's. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served. The Gesu Children's Choir will entertain with the joyous sounds of Christmas. Send your check for $10 for each person's lunch to Gesu Church, c/o Anne Jozwiak, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Toledo, OH 43607 before November 28.
Please bring cookies without nuts to share with the singers. Questions? Call President Anne Jozwiak at 419-474-5147 or Secretary, Dolores Kaitaniak at 419-475-6537
Many thanks to Teresa Siebenaller and Cherie Spino for being available to make calls for funeral luncheon volunteers had there been any luncheons during the month of October. A special thank you to all those who have responded to Fr. Marty's call for additional volunteers for this wonderful ministry in our parish. It's never too late - call the Rectory to see how you can help.
On Wednesday, November 13, there will be a Potluck in the Sullivan Center after 11:00 service. If your last name begins A-H bring Dessert, I-R a Hot Dish, S-Z Salad.
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Veterans, to honor your service and sacrifice, 50+WANTS YOU to be their guest for lunch on November 13.
For reservations or questions, please call President Ann Jozwiak at 419-474-547 or Secretary, Dolores Kaitaniak at 419-475-6537.
Please note that our food pantry is in need of canned meats, mac-n-cheese and jelly.
Please bring your items to Mass next 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!
The Girls on the Run team continues to prepare for their 5k on Saturday, November 16th at 9:00 am at Fallen Timbers, please come out to run or cheer on the girls! If you would be interested in coaching the Girls on the Run team in the spring please contact the school office.
Gesu will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from December 4th - 6th in the school library. It will be a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping completed along with supporting our Gesu School library! If you would like to volunteer during the Book Fair, please call the School Office.
Thank you to everyone for their donations to the penny battle for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry here at Gesu: We raised $962.43!! Thank you!!
"he's making a list, checking it twice..."
Thursday, Nov. 14