Gesu Parish 

Message From Fr. Marty

                             

 

                              Dear Parishioners, 

     There will be an  Advent Communal Penance Service at 7:00 PM at St. Pius on Wednesday, December 4th.  Plan now to attend.

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     This weekend begins the Season of Advent.  Advent is a time of "joyful anticipation".  Typically, we think of the anticipation of the celebration of Christmas.  While this is very much a part of the Advent season, we also reflect on how Christ enters into our lives each and every day.  It is because of Christmas, because of the mystery of the Incarnation, God becoming human -that we can more deeply enter into the mystery of God entering into our daily life.  It takes some time to begin to grasp this wonderful mystery and the Church gives us weeks to prepare and reflect upon Christ's birth before we celebrate the birth once again.  

     

     Advent helps us to prepare well.  So in the weeks ahead, as we prepare our homes, may we prepare our hearts too for his wonderful gift, the gift of the Savior, born as a man in Bethlehem so many years ago.  

 

     Have a good Advent and Happy New Liturgical Year!!

 

     God Bless!

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     Looking down the road…events to finally conclude Gesu’s 100th anniversary celebration which was curtailed in March 2020 due to the COVID shutdown:

   

     Next Sunday December, 4 th at 3:00 PM we will have an afternoon of Christmas Jazz music featuring Ramona Collins and Classical Christmas music featuring our parish Director of Music, Drew Smith, on the piano and organ. The concert is free but a free will collection will be taken up. Hope you can make it to get into the Christmas Spirit! 

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     The following Sunday, Dec. 11, Bishop Thomas will join us for the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass to bring to a conclusion 2022 – the 102nd anniversary of Gesu. Following Mass there will be a brunch beginning at about 11:00 AM in the Sullivan Center with the Bishop. Hope you can join with fellow parishioners as we celebrate and conclude 100+ years of Gesu.

     

      For planning purposes, if you can attend the brunch on the 11th please call Dianna at the parish office and let her know the number in your party that will attend.

    

     So mark your calendars for December 4 th and the 11 th to celebrate 100 years of Gesu!

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   I recently received a personal call from Bishop Thomas on congratulating me and Gesu Parish for reaching and even surpassing our goal in the Living Christ Campaign.  He asked that I extend his deepest appreciation to the people of Gesu and our leadership  volunteers for their commitment to the campaign and support of the good work of the diocese now and into the future.

   It's not often that the Bishop calls you.  It was nice to receive his appreciation - and I pass my appreciation on to all of you - Gesu Parishioners.  Great Job!

Fr. Marty

Gesu Catholic School

      2045 Parkside Blvd     

Toledo, OH  43607-1597

Phone: (419) 536 - 8932

Fax: (419) 531- 8932

Email:  Babka@gesugreyhoundz.com

Office Hours:  Mon - Fri 8 am - 3 pm

Gesu Catholic Church

2049 Parkside Blvd.

Toledo, OH  43607-1597

Phone: (419) 531-1421

Fax: (419) 531-0270

Email: Toledogesu@gmail.com

Office Hours:  Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm

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Gesu Sullivan Center

2049 Parkside Blvd.

Toledo, OH  43607-1597

Phone: (419) 531-1421

Fax: (419) 531-0270

Email: Gesusec@gmail.com

Office Hours:  Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm

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