Adult Spiritual Growth

Gesu Parish, with the assistance of the Adult Spiritual Growth Committee, provides opportunities for enriching all faith dimensions of an adult life. Experiences that promote a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Catholic faith include, but are not limited to: Bible studies, book club, intergenerational programs, retreats, speakers and workshops.

Bible Studies

Gesu provides opportunities for exploring both Old and New Testament Scriptures throughout the year. Fr. Michael Vincent, S.J., is currently facilitating a study of The Gospel of Mark, meeting every other Tuesday morning through June 28, 2019. Fr. Vincent is planning a morning study of Psalms to begin in September, 2019 through May, 2020, day to be determined. Christie Okocha facilitates the Saturday Bible Study 12:00-2:00 pm. There will be 7 sessions of The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus: March 2 – April 13, followed by studies of Genesis and Exodus. All Bible Study sessions are held in the Madonna Della Strada Pastoral Center. Please join these explorations into Scripture. To view the 2019 schedule of Saturday studies, click here >

Book Club

Gesu Book Club meets monthly to discuss various Catholic works of literature and share fellowship. Watch the bulletin or eNews for more information.

Intergenerational Programs (GIG) 

Intergenerational events take place on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:15 am about four times this year. These programs are open to anyone in the parish and will take place of the classroom PSR session on that day. They will involve a diversity of innovative activities and catechetical topics for the whole family and are designed to engage multi-generational levels within the family in order to better hand on our faith stories so that, together, we will grow in faith! We look forward to having you join us for these events. For more information, email Mary von Carlowitz at

Parish Retreats

These help parishioners to develop a deeper spiritual connection with God and one another. Retreats include the Moms’ Retreat and the Men’s Retreat. Email Marcia Leous at for more information.

Online Resources
Click the links below for Ignatian prayer, at-home retreats, daily meditations and more: 
Sacred Space
Online Retreat in Everyday Life
Pray As You Go
Jesuit Prayer
Ignatian Spirituality