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St John's High School 1 Quarter Honor Roll

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Class Honors - Joey Thaman

First Honors - Gareth Francis, Andrew Parson, John Spidel

Second Honors - Mason Muns, Keith Nelson, Gabriel Thibert

Congratulations to each of you!

St. Ursula Academy Term 1 Honor Roll

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Honor Roll grades 9 - 12

Dean's List - Quinn Arbaugh, Sara Aubry, Kathryn Burzynski, Madison Dykema, Rachel Hack, Sarah Hack, Amy King, Teagan Polizzi, Mabel Prince, Jenna Stengle, Brianna Wenzinger. 

First Honors - Hannah Best, Grace Gstalder, Cassidy O'Donnell, Lauren Perry, Jamie Thees, Emily Wenzinger.

Second Honors - Grace Aubry, Brigid  Syring.

Honor Roll for grades 6 - 8

First Honors - Marina Black, Kathryn Polizzi

Second Honors - Annemarie Wroblewski

Congratulations to each of you!!

 

"Pilgrimage to Annecy-Lyon, France, and Geneva, Switzerland, with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Join Fr. Tim McIntire, and Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, and Maggie Riggins, Campus Minister at DeSales University, for a week-long pilgrimage to the home of St. Francis De Sales.  The tour price of $2,975 per person is based on sharing a double room and includes air fare, ground transportation, daily breakfast, two lunches (one while cruising beautiful Lake Annecy), two dinners, tours of Salesian sights, and plenty of free time.  Fr. Joe Newman, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, will provide some additional commentary while we bus from Annecy to Geneva, Lyon and tour the scenic Savoyard countryside.  For more information, contact Fr. Tim at Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu or register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/9fqdyr."

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Please remember in prayer Beverly Serke buried from our parish on November 9, 2016 and Richard O'Brien buried from our parish on November 10, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen

Donate On Line!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Gesu Parish ahs the capability to offer its parishioners the convenience of giving their contributions by electronic means, called "Direct Giving" at no cost to you or the parish.  You can now also go to our website and donate on line.  You can find the information on the front page of our website.  www.gesutoledo.org.  You can also call Dianna in the Parish Office at 419-531-1421.

Welocme Our New Parishioner!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Join me as we welcome the following family into our Gesu family! 

Michael Montalto!

Mikey said, "I came to Gesu because I feel at home here.  I wanted to be grounded.  I have a lot of love and respect for Gesu.  I also went to Gesu thru the 4th grade." 

We are Gesu!!

From The Desk Of Fr. Marty Lukas

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Thank You!  The response to the looks of the tabernacle, cross and candle stand has been overwhelming.  Beautiful, just beautiful were the words of many.

When I asked for contributions several months ago to have the tabernacle refurbished, three parishioners came forward immediately and said that they wanted to cover the cost of the work as a memorial to their departed loved ones.  I want to thank them publically now.

One memorial was given in memory of Mayor D. Michael Collins, by his wife, Sandra Drabik Collins.  The other contribution was made in memory of Dr. Konrad J. Lasek by his wife Ann Lasek and daughter Marja Lasek-Martin.  These good parishioners wanted a memorial that would be a lasting, beautiful and prayerful tribute to those they loved.  What could be more lasting, beautiful and prayerful than our tabernacle, which holds in reserve the Eucharist, the Body and blood of Christ himself!!

I sincerely thank these parishioners for their love of Gesu and wishing to remember their loved ones in such a wonderful way.  Mayor Collins and Dr. Lasek will be prayerfully remembered for years to come as we use the tabernacle for the glory of God.

Now a couple of things about the tabernacle:

The refurbishing was done by a company in Chicago who also worked on the tabernacle of Rosary Cathedral and Blessed Sacrament churches here in Toledo.

It weights about 450 pounds.  (it is the heaviest one the company has ever worked on other than the cathedral's.  You can imagine it was quite difficult getting it off and back on the altar!)

The tabernacle is made of solid bronze

The refinishing process is as follows:

Step one is to check and repair any mechanical issues.  Once complete the unit is disassembled.  From there the old finish is stripped from the unit.  The unit is then polished and then lacquered.  After meeting inspection the pieces are reassembled and the mechanical parts are checked again.

The interior is lined with Moire fabric.  The ceiling of the units is Cedar and the walls and bottom are a heavy paper board.

Yes - it's a beauty!

Blessings to you....

Fr. Marty

This Weekend is Feed Your Neighbor Collection Weekend

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Please note that our food pantry is in need of crackers, spaghetti sauce, noodles of all kinds, canned tomato products, jelly, canned meat and canned fruit.

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!

It is Almost Time for Gesu's Thirteenth Annual Giving Tree!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

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 419-537-9258 or email mailto:scoutenbest@gmail.com  All requests must be made by November 16, 2016 in order to be considered for this year's tree. 

Newly Baptized

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

We welcome our newest member, Grant Richard Hardesty, son of Richard and Jillian Hardesty III, into our Gesu Family.  Grant was baptized on October 23, 2016.  Congraulations

Remember Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Please remember in prayer Adam Burson, Buried from our parish on November 7, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let you perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Please remember in prayer Tiffiney Mohn, buried from our parish on November 4, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let you perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace.  Amen

"Pilgrimage to Annecy-Lyon, France, and Geneva, Switzerland with the Oblates of St Francis de Sales!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Join Fr. Tim McIntire, and Oblate of St Francis de Sales, and Maggie Riggins, Campus Minster at DeSales University, for a week-long pilgrimage to the home of St. Francis de Sales. The tour price of $2,975 per person is based on sharing a double room and includes air fare, ground transportation, daily breakfast, two lunches (one while cruising beautiful Lake Annecy), two dinners, tours of Salesian sights, and plenty of free time. Fr. Joe Newman, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, will provide some additional commentary while we bus from Annecy to Geneva, Lyon and tour the scenic Savoyard countryside.  For more information, contact Fr. Tim at Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu or register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/9fqdyr.

Newly Baptized

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

We welcome our newest member, Blaze James Jesko, Son of Taylor and Mallory Jesko-Strall into our Gesu Family.  Blaze was baptized on October 30, 2016.  Congratulations!

50+ Hosts Christmans Lunchoen December 1

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

On December 1, after the 11 Mass, the Gesu Community is invited to ring in the Holiday in the Sullivan Center with a delicious chicken luncheon with all the trimmings catered by Malczewski.  Bring your friends and listed to the sounds of the Gesu School Singers as they delight you with Christmas songs.  Please bring cookies with out nuts for the singers.  Send your non refundable check payable to 50+ for $15 per person to Ann Jozwiak by November 28th.  Questions, please call Ann at 419-474-5147.

NDA First Quarter Honors

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

First Honor - Bridget Siebenaller, Gretchen Mihaly, Jillian Shook, Julia Loeb, Tierney Sturgeon.  Second Honors - Anna Flores, Caroline Shull, Hanley Meiers, Imani Hinton, Rylee Harper, Sydney Clay.  Congratulations to each of you!

Central Catholic High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

First Honors - Abigail Parson, Kaitlin Wanaks, Claire Wilkinson.  Second Honors - Kathleen Flesh, Sydney McKinley-Lynch.  Congratulations to each of you! 

From the Desk of Fr. Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/08/16

I asked Cheri Spino, who is heading up the Adult Faith Committee to fill us in on what's happening with this.  Here is her report.

Many parishes have found that in-home small faith formation groups have reaped big rewards for their parishioners--and their parish.  Some of you may have participated in such programs in the pas (remember Renew?)  A group of us have been looking into possible programs for use here at Gesu.  We've narrowed the field to two programs, one exploring service and one addressing prayer.  Both programs us DVD's and reflection questions to spur group discussion.  We will soon present our picks to Fr. Marty and hope to lock in one shortly.  We will then begin to organize and seek out parishioners interested in forming or joining small groups.

Our hope is to do the prep work in the next couple of months and then launch the groups after the first of the year.  If you are interested in joining the committee or helping in any way, or are interested in forming/joining a small group, please contact the rectory or grab one of the committee members at Mass.  We'd love your help!  Committee members:  Cherie Spino, Dennis Isabell Jr., Kay Lavey Kruzel and Holly Morgan.

Have a good week everyone! 

Fr. Marty

Holiday Gift Cards

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/08/16

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Gesu Parish is asking for your generosity in supporting their annual gift-card purchase for Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.  With your monetary donation, a Kroger gift card will be presented and included in the recipient's holiday food basket.  This gift card is used for the purchase of 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.  Deadline is November 14th.

Toledo Area Coupon Books For Sale

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/18/16

Pre-sale orders for the 2017 SAVEAROUND coupon books are currently being taken at the parish and school office.  Cost per book is $25.  Profits from the sales will help  fund the 8th grade class trip to Niagara Falls this spring with Fr. Marty.  Stop by the Parish office and take a look firsthand or go to savearound.com and browse through the pages yourself.  Orders will be taken through October 10th.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Weekday
Tuesday-Friday
7:00 am
No Monday 7am Mass
No Saturday 8 am Mass
Live + Jesus
The Lord's Day
Saturday 
4:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday
 9:00 am & 11:30 am
6 pm - 2nd & 4th Sunday
2049 Parkside Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43607
419-531-1421 + Fax 419-531-0270 + www.gesutoledo.org
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Gesu School:  
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Visit our elementary school's website and learn why for the past 91 years Gesu parishioners and greater Toledo families have entrusted their children's faith and educational development to Gesu School.
 
Community Info
Gesu School
Bulletin Deadline

Please note that all bulletin 
announcements are
 due in to the Rectory office on Monday's 
by 12 Noon of each week.  Please e-mail 
all requests to Dianna at 
dwalsh@gesutoledo.org



You Are Invited To Gesu's First-Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Join us each First Friday for a period of quiet, personal, spiritaual time before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  We open Adoration following the 7am mass and close at 9pm.  If you can sign up for an hour or half-hour, we'd appreciate it since we never want our Lord to be alone.  If you can't manage a time slot, stop by anytime.
For more information or to sign up - Call Corinne - 
419-842-1604 
​Gesu Annual 
Windfall Raffle Was
Saturday, March 11, 2017
2049 Parkside Blvd.
In the Gesu Sullivan Center
Congratulations to the Winners
The winner of the $500 prize from among the people who sold over 10 tickets was Ginny Kaiser, a member of Gesu. The next three names drawn were for $500 each. The winners were Jean Buckley, a faithful member and volunteer with our St. Vincent de Paul Society, Joyce Graves, currently a part of the RCIA and will join the parish at Easter, and Margaret McCready, and we can't even begin to list all the wonderful things that Margaret does for Gesu. And the $5000 Grand Prize went to Tom and Nancy Douglas. They also were present and were practically speechless!  

Parish Registration 
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.  
Call Dianna at
 419-531-1421 or E-mail gesusecretary@bex.net 
to update information or request a new parishioner registration form​

To make a contribution using your MC or Visa,
Please call the office at 419-531-1421 between 
8 am​ and 4:30 pm 
Monday - Friday.


2016 State Of The Parish Report

"Direct Giving"
Gesu offers the opportunity to 
have your donation come from your account automatically through "Direct Giving".  Just fill out the form and return to the office 
OR
You can now 
Make a Donation To the Church
Holy Thursday
7 pm only
Good Friday
Noon stations of the cross
2 pm Soleminty of the Lords Passion
Holy Saturday
Noon Blessing of the food
8:30 pm Easter Vigil
Easter
9 am & 11:30 am

New At Gesu/Sunday Evening Liturgy

A special invitation from the Oblates ministering at
Gesu, St. Pius X and St. Francis.
Come share in this Sunday liturgy with the youth of these parishes and the families and friends of the Oblates.  
These liturgies will be offered the 
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm thru May 14th.
The Deanery Wide Lenten Penance Services
 Will Be Held At Two Locations This Year:

Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 PM at Christ the King Parish
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM at Blessed Sacrament Parish

These are wonderful opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Lenten Season. Each service will have a brief prayer and reflection time followed by individual confessions.

The Light Is On At Gesu
Wednesday, April 5, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM