Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
Are you a homeschooling family? The 11th Annual Diocesan Homeschooling Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00pm at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Cathedral in Toledo. The Most Reverend Daniel E Thomas, D.D., S.T.L, Bishop of Toledo will be presiding.
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, St Pius X Parish (3011 Carskaddon) will host Dr Amjad Hussain for a presentation about Islam. The program will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30am in the Family Life Center. The hour-long talk entitled "Islam and Terrorism" will start and 9:00am. Parishioners and friends of all the Deanery parishes are welcome for this important presentation.
We are now accepting applications for enrollment in Gesu's Pre-K program:
- Academically based Pre-K, founded in Play
- Lays a strong foundation, rooted in Christ, that prepares children for Kindergarten and beyond.
- Offering multiple opportunities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Attend 5 full days, 5 part days, or 3 full days.
- Parishioner Scholarship of $1,400 off the cost of your child's 5 full day tuition.
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week!!!!! It is a wonderful opportunity to remind our teachers how thankful we are for everything they do for our students here at Gesu! PTO is looking for donations for Teacher Appreciation Week: post-it notes, pens, pencils, candy etc. If you have any items, you can give them to Mrs Babka in the school office. We have the best teachers...now it is time to show them how thankful we are!!!
The sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated on Friday evening, April 17, here at the parish. Bishop Thomas was present, celebrated Mass and conferred the sacrament on 22 of our 8th graders. It was a beautiful evening! After Mass, we were able to have a group photo taken on the front steps of the Church, followed by a very nice reception in the Sullivan Center. Please pray for the newly Confirmed members of our Parish.
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Gesu Night at the Mudhens Game is Saturday, May 9th! Including postgame fireworks! Please call the school office for additional details 419 536-5634. We hope to see the entire Gesu Community at the game!!!
The 50+ Club will meet on Thursday, May 7. Mass will be at 11:00am followed by a SURPRISE Potluck in the Sullivan Center. All are invited to attend and bring a favorite dish. Kathleen Moore of the Toledo Police Department will talk about Scams and how to avoid them. Please make reservations with Ann at 419 474-5147.
Remember to RSVP for Father Cryan's 50th Jubilee Celebration. We will celebrate at 11:30 Mass next Sunday, April 26 with a dinner immediately following in the Sullivan Center.
We are looking for some new faces to lead our Lenten Fish Frys for next year, 2016. We would like to put together a committee. If this might be something you would be interested in please contact Fr. Marty ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Dianna (email@example.com ) or call the rectory 419 531 - 1421.
We invite all children to join us for Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9am Mass each Sunday throughout the school year.
A big THANK YOU!!!! to everyone who gave their time for our annual Lenten Fish Frys. You may remember that early in Lent I put out the call for volunteers who could help run the weekly meals. I was so happy that people "stepped up" and responded to the call. People came forward and allowed the Friday meals to continue uninterrupted all throughout Lent. That was great and really appreciated.
This weekend is Feed Your Neighbor Weekend. Our food pantry is in need of jelly, fruit, baked beans, crackers and spaghetti sauce. There will be baskets at all the doors of the church for your food donations. Your cash donations are also greatly appreciated. We are grateful for any and all help!
Please pray for our Confirmation Candidates who will be receiving the sacrament at Gesu this week. On Thursday, April 16, there will be Reconcilliation and a Prayer Vigil in the Church at 6:30pm. Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas on Friday, April 17, at 7:00pm in the Church with a reception following in the Sullivan Center. All are welcome.
This week we walk with Jesus to the cross. Pope Francis noted that the important part of any walk is picking yourself up when you have fallen and continuing. Jesus did that on his way to Calvary. In the three holy days, the Triduum, we walk with Christ through every moment of his final steps to glory. In the Triduum we learn to walk like and with Christ. It is the holiest of all times in our parish.
Please consider what you can do to make this campaign a success. All gifts to the campaign are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for all of your support.