Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
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!
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!!
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."
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
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.
Join me as we welcome the following family into our Gesu family!
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!!
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....
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!
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:firstname.lastname@example.org All requests must be made by November 16, 2016 in order to be considered for this year's tree.
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
First Honors - Abigail Parson, Kaitlin Wanaks, Claire Wilkinson. Second Honors - Kathleen Flesh, Sydney McKinley-Lynch. Congratulations to each of you!
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!
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.
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.