Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
Join me as we welcome into our Gesu Family Joel, Jessica & Elsie Babka! Jessica said, "My husband and I chose Gesu Parish because of it's welcoming community and comforting atmosphere. Gesu feels like HOME to us! Not only are we familiar with some parishioner faces, but we truly feel and believe that Gesu Parish is a great start in welcoming our newest family member (daughter Elsie, 4 months old) into the faith of Christ. Our faith has been a very important aspect in our lives, and we hope and pray to continue our faith by raising and guiding our daughter in a community that demonstrates what it's like to be followers of Christ. We are truly excited to watch our daughter grow with Gesu Parish." We are Gesu!!
President's List - Cole Grisier & Josef Klear
First Honors - Nicholas Best, Oskar Klear, Max Minor, Andre Schlatter, Jonathan Eitniear
Second Honors - Maxwell Bevington, John Byers, William Dupuis, Devin Erd, Sean Gerken, Elliott Hayes, Antonio Iuele, Alexander Kasper, Noah Kasper, Michael Martindale, Warren Natyshak, Timothy Organ, Jr., Daniel Polofka, Michael Wielgopolski
Congratulations to all of you!
Peter & Marcia Benedict! They said, "We came to Gesu because we feel comfortable here. Our daughter Jennifer attends here as well."
We Are Gesu!!
A night of fellowship and prayer for the whole family. Prepare your heart for the coming of Jesus! Join your Gesu family at this free event: a simple supper, followed by a short prayer service and family activity.
A free supper of soup, salad and bread provided.
A short prayer service.
A chance to learn about a new tradition,.
Please bring a jar (Any recycled jar will do!)
Please join us! RSVP to Cherie Spino at email@example.com or test Nicole Gelardi at 419-708-0645 with your name and how many will be joining us.
Please remember in prayer Patricia Jennings buried from our parish on November 11, 2016. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen
Thank you! Once again Gesu's generosity shines through the Giving Tree. All the tags were taken once again. Our parish makes Christmas special for several families who truly need our help! Please bring your wrapped gift with the tag that you took off the tree and return it to the tree, the parish office or the school office by December 7th. Once again, Thank you! WE ARE GESU!
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.