Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
Thank you to Lisa Husted and Kathy Wetli for making calls to volunteers for the February funeral luncheon, and to Sue Kertz for chairing the luncheon. Those who also prepared food, and/or set up or cleaned up are Mary Ellen Peters, Teri Thourot, Cindy Beans, Odessa Rowan, Ann Russo, Mary Porter, Annette Pollauf, Grace Westrick, Nancy Douglas, Faye Fenwick, Chickie Lenga, Gwen Mays, Dee Huffman, Margaret McCready, Janet Muto, Barb Stengle, Carol Baibak, Jill Sholl, Pat Sahadi, John Schaffer, Mary Beth Wetli, Peggy Sturgeon, Janet Clark, Denise Coyle, Kay Lavey-Kruzel, Susan Wetli, Shari McCague, and George Kertz. Thanks so much for helping!!
Please not that our food pantry is in need of Peanut butter, Jelly, Cereal, Spaghetti Sauce and Canned meat. These are the items we are extremely low on.
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Would you like to find out more about St. Francis de Sales, the Oblates and what we mean by Salesian Spirituality? Next Saturday morning, February 22nd, a Pre-Lenten presentation on the Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales will be offered here at Gesu for our parishioners and those from other parishes and schools in the area that are under the care of Oblates. The presentation, titled Salesian Spirituality: 101, will give you an "inside look" at the spirituality of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales - perhaps you'll find out what makes us Oblates "different" - different in a good way! It is a spirituality that is custom made for laity too!!
Gesu School will once again host a used book and uniform sale. This sale will take place on March 25 and 26 in the Sullivan Center. Your help is needed!! Donations of books, tapes, games, puzzles, DVD's and school uniforms can be dropped off in the school foyer or the back of the church. We also need VOLUNTEERS to help man the sale. If you can help or have questions please call Virginia Coyne at 419-536-447.
Gesu School PTO is continuing its enrollment with the "Apples for the Students Program" sponsored by Foodtown.
When you shop any FOODTOWN store just save your register receipt, drop them off at the parish office, school office or in the collection baskets at Mass. We will do the rest in working towards educational awards through this program. Thanks to the many of you who are supporting this program.
We will collect register tapes through April 1, 2014.
Please note that our food pantry is in need of peanut butter, jelly and canned meats.
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!
I will be working on the new schedule soon. Please submit any requests for March, April and May no later than February 14th. Please be aware that the Easter Season falls during this schedule, if you have a special request, please let me know. Barbara Pedigo, 419-539-7737, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org God Bless
A reminder that personal assistive listening devices are now available here at the parish. Ear pieces can be found on the tables at the back of church. There are several styles to choose from. Please check them out and see which device suits you best. Then let us know and we'll order it for you. For personal hygiene reasons, we recommend that people purchase their own earpiece (the cost is about $15 a piece).
Also encourage those you might know who have difficulty hearing to come to Gesu for Mass as now we can accommodate their hearing for their better participation in Sunday Mass.
Swingmania is back!! Get on your dance shoes and dance the night away. On Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7 pm in the Sullivan Center, Swingmania will be providing the big band sounds that make our toes tap and feet dance. This is the third time Swingmania is appearing and this year is going to be special because it's Valentine's Day. Bring your sweetheart and dance, dance, dance! Beer and snacks will be provided. Cost per ticket is $12. There is a limit of 300 tickets. You can call: 419-450-0418 to reserve your tickets or purchase them at the door the night of the dance.
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.