Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
The St Vincent de Paul Society at Gesu Parish is asking for your generosity in supporting their annual gift card purchase for THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS. With your monetary donation, a KROGER gift card will be included in the recipient's Holiday food basket. The card is used to purchase a holiday turkey or ham.
As always, SVDP appreciates your monetary and food donations throughout the year. The continued success of this annual event is because of YOU.
A check made out to St Vincent de Paul Society and marked Holiday Gift Card may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the office. The deadline is Oct 30.
Every Christian needs a half an hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour.
Friday's from 7:45am (or whenever you drop your kids off) to 8:15am in the cry room in the front of the Church.
What better way to start your day than in positive prayer with your Gesu community? Please join us.
The schedule of events for the Installation of the Most Reverend Daniel E Thomas as the Eighth Bishop of Toledo will begin with Evening Prayer on Tuesday, 10/21 at 5pm at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (2535 Collingwood Blvd); the public is invited to attend. The Installation and Mass will be celebrated at Rosary Cathedral on Wednesday, 10/22 at 2pm. The Cathedral is at maximum capacity for the Installation. Through the generosity of Franciscan Health and The Andersons, The Installation and Mass will be broadcast live on WTVG-ABC Ch13, WTOL-CBS Ch11 and EWTN. In addition, the service will be streamed live via the diocesan website (www.toledodiocese.org). The faithful are encouraged to participate through these viewing opportunities.
Thanks so much to Betty Collins and Ann Jozwiak for being available to make calls for volunteers had there been any funeral luncheons during the month of September. Additional volunteers always welcomed! Please call the rectory to let them know you want to help.
Bible Study has begun and is in the Extended Day Room at the back of the school on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm.
Call Ann Pajella at 419-537-0099 or Ann Zirker at 419-474-8273 to register.
After 11 am Mass on November 6, join your friends for a potluck. A-H bring dessert, I-R a hot dish, and S-Z brings dessert. Bring 2 dollars to pick out your lucky card and have fun playing BINGO. Veterans - Please be the guest of 5+ for this potluck. We honor you and thank you for your service. Questions?? Call President Anne Jozwiak 474-5147 or Secretary Dolores Kaitaniak at 419-475-6537. Would you like to learn more about a subject or present a program? Please share your ideas with President Anne.
Would you like to read and discuss Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel?"
Gesu is offering a 6 week discussion of the Exhortation beginning Oct 22. We will meet for 6 Wednesdays at 7 pm in the "Rainbow Room of the Rectory. Book will be available to buy.
Pope Francis says: "I now invite all Christians throughout the world to pause at This very moment in their lives and allow their hearts to be touched by Christ. Be renewed!"
Come and see what Pope Francis has to say.
For more information call Margaret McCready at 419-260-6170 or the Parish Office at 419-531-1421/
Please note that our pantry in in need of canned meats, pasta, canned vegetables and soups.
Please bring your items to Mass this 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!
If you would like to request CONFIDENTIAL help for yourself or a fellow Gesu Parish or School Family who may be in need this year, please contact Heidi Best at 419-699-4081, or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org All requests must be made by November 1st in order to be considered for this year's tree.
You are invited to serve people in need in our Gesu Parish by joining the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Your assistance to people in our Parish area needing food, clothes, rent assistance, utility assistance and other needs will be a rewarding experience. Is it time for you to live your religious convictions and give something back for all you have received? Come join us Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm in the Sullivan Center to learn more.
The 16th annual Gesu Track-A-Thon will take place on October 10. This is Gesu School's only mandatory fundraiser of the year, and proceeds are put directly back into the school to support the students of Gesu School. In the last three years alone, Track-A-Thon funds have been used to provide middle school students with lockers, to provide the entire school campus with wireless internet access, and to remodel the Science Lab and Art Studio. These are things that really make a difference in the lives of our Gesu students!
Please support Track-A-Thon by making a donation. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com or Peggy Sturgeon at 419-297-6229.
In the coming weeks you will be asked to consider taking on some roles in liturgical ministry. You may have noticed that we are rather shorthanded at times in many areas of liturgical life. Pay attention over the next few weeks to the various ways people are involved in the weekend liturgies and consider being part of that ministry - ushering, lector, distributing communion, helping with coffee and doughnuts and certainly we'd welcome more young parishioners - grade 5 - 8 as altar servers too! You may find that becoming more actively involved in the liturgies makes them more enjoyable, more meaningful and a richer spiritual experience. Please consider it, and when I make the "formal request" consider saying "yes".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to update information or request a new parishioner registration form.