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Tel: 419-531-1421 

Fax: 419-531-0270



2049 Parkside Boulevard

Toledo, Ohio 43607

Updated 3/17/2020

The Bishops of Ohio have decided, effective immediately, to suspend temporarily all public celebrated Masses at least through the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. Lenten Fish Fry's are also cancelled for the 2020 Lenten Season!  -Bishop's Letter click here -

All Masses are located on the Parish YouTube Page - click here -

GESU Roman Catholic Parish

Dear Friend,

On behalf of the entire Catholic Community of Gesu, I welcome

you to our parish website.


Gesu, the Italian name for Jesus, has a long history of service to

others since it was first established in 1920. For 84 years, Gesu

was under the pastoral care of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits.

In 2004, responsibility for the parish was transferred to another

religious community, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. With the

Jesuit spirit as a solid foundation and with the present gift of

Salesian spirituality at Gesu, we at Gesu work to build God’s

kingdom together, right here in Toledo.

The heart of every parish community is the weekend celebration

of the Eucharist. At these moments we come together to hear and reflect upon God’s Word in the scriptures and encounter His son Jesus in the Eucharist. St. Francis de Sales wrote that the Eucharist is the “sun and center of one’s spiritual life”. It is our most important time together as a parish family. Hopefully someday we will have the opportunity to celebrate the liturgy together.


Gesu provides a great variety of organizations and activities that can also deepen one’s faith and their fellowship with other parishioners. Many of these organizations are explained on this website. Your participation with any of these groups is most welcomed. In fact, participation
and volunteering is a terrific way of getting to know people. I am confident that the more
involved people become in the life of the parish, including involvement in the weekend liturgy,
the greater will be their sense of belonging to this parish family. Our Parish Mission Statement
calls us to “Live Jesus” – and live the Gentle Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales.

Our parish staff is ready to be of service in whatever way we can. I pray that our service will be
a help to others in their efforts to grow in their relationship to Our Lord. Together may we build
God’s kingdom by serving each other.

In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Martin Lukas, OSFS

Mission Statement:


Gesu  is a Roman Catholic Community guided by the spirit of St. Francis de Sales who calls us to Live Jesus! Inspired by our faith commitment, we share our diverse talents and gifts in service to one another. As a Eucharistic family, nourished by the sacraments and the Word of God, we welcome all to our spiritual home.

Mass Times:

The  Lord's Day:


4:00 pm (Vigil)


9:00 am & 11:30 am


Tuesday - Friday



Ash Wednesday 
7 am
8:15 am - All School Mass
5:30 pm 

Holy Thursday
7 pm Mass only

Good Friday
NO 7 am Mass
Noon - Stations of the Cross
2 pm The Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday 
Noon - Blessing of the Food
8:30 pm - Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday 
9 am and 11:30 am

Gesu celebrates 100 years!!!!

 Save these dates

2019 State of the Parish Report click here

"Messages From Your Pastor" Gesu Connections


(click here)

Upcoming Events:

GESU $250 A Month Raffle - click here

Draw on the 15th of each month

November 2019 - October 2020

Lent Fish Fry's - click here

Trivia Night - click here - 3/28

Diocese of Toledo Safe Environment Program in Full Compliance with USCCB Norms. Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Daniel Thomas is pleased to announce that, for the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Diocese was found to be in full compliance with the requirements in the Charter. The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. . Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch  Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.