Service Committees

Christmas Angel Project

Volunteers publicize, coordinate, collect and deliver donated Christmas gifts for families and individuals served by a number of area organizations. For more information, email Donna MacDonald.

Aids Initiatives

Volunteers coordinate activities and support to the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. For more information, please email Ashley Markiewicz.

Bread Ministry

Volunteers pick up bakery donations from Heinen’s every Tuesday and deliver them to the Fatima Family Center in Hough. For more information, email Deb Straniero.

Catholic Worker Storefront

On the first Saturday of the month, volunteers cook and serve a hot breakfast at the Catholic Worker Storefront on Lorain Avenue. For more information, email Kevin Brodar.

Fair Trade Festival

During the Spring of 2016, the Outreach Commission will host vendors selling coffee, food, clothing and other items made by craftspeople and artists who were all paid just wages for their work. Email Peggy Finucane or Mary Catherine Koehler for more information.

Gesu Hunger Project

Volunteers pick up bakery donations from Heinen’s every week and deliver to the Thea Bowman Center in Mount Pleasant. For more information, please email Ashley Markiewicz.

Honduras Mission

Each February and June, a group of 30 parishioners travels to Honduras on a mission to work with those children and women served by our partner Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos. For more information, please email Ashley Markiewicz.

OLP Food Pantry Collection

Volunteers sort and deliver food donations to Our Lady of Peace Parish food pantry. For more information, email Mary Beth Soeder.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Gesu Red Cross Team invites parishioners to share in corporal works of mercy by donating blood through the American Red Cross. Gesu has established a schedule of six Red Cross Blood Drives a year so parishioners may donate blood at Gesu every time they are eligible to do so – every 56 days. Other Gesu ministries are invited to “sponsor” individual drives by volunteering to make telephone calls, bake cookies and recruit members, supporters, parents and friends to give blood. For more information, email Sue Norcia.

Ronald McDonald House

Quarterly, volunteers cook and serve breakfast or dinner to those staying at the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, email Matt McGinty.

Sagrada Familia Friendship Meals

Meals are held three times a year on the second Saturday of the month at La Sagrada Familia Parish on the West Side of Cleveland. During these meals we prepare and serve food to 150-200 individuals from the surrounding community who are in a variety of situations of need. We also strive to provide a sense of friendship and community. Additionally, we host monthly meals with the Latina Project, which provides meals and fellowship for women and their children in situations of need. For more information, email Cathy Markiewicz.

Service Day

This group plans the annual parish day of service, typically held on the first Saturday in December. Service Day provides an opportunity for parishioners to volunteer at 50+ northeast Ohio organizations, followed by an evening Mass and community-wide dinner. For more information, email Ashley Markiewicz.

St. Patrick’s Hunger Center

On Tuesday evening every four to six weeks, volunteers cook and serve dinner at St. Pat’s Hunger Center. For more information, email Marty Kilfoyle.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Members of this society provide financial assistance to those in need who live within the Gesu Parish boundaries. Volunteers also help organize and pass out food and clothing at the Ozanam Center at St. Philomena Church. For more information, email Pat Hawkins.

Sleeping Bag Ministry

The Sleeping Bag Ministry includes women of diverse faiths who meet Wednesday mornings to make sleeping bags for homeless men and also for women and children at the West Side Catholic Shelter. For more information, call Eileen Beegle at (216) 932-4549.