Adult Spiritual Growth

Bible Studies

A study of “Women in the Old Testament” meets weekly on Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm, through the end of July.  A study of the “Book of Isaiah” will begin on September 16 for thirteen weeks, following the same Saturday schedule, facilitated by Christie Okocha. Fr. Michael Vincent, S.J. will begin a study of the “Gospel of John” on September 12, with eighteen sessions scheduled on Tuesdays 9:15-10:45 am. Watch the bulletin for more information, or contact the parish office.

Book Club

Gesu Book Club meets monthly, usually the second Thursday from 7:30-9:00 pm to discuss various Catholic works of literature and share fellowship. Watch the bulletin for more information.

Divorced / Separated Group

This group provides support and friendship for men and women of the parish who are divorced or separated. There are usually two series of six week sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

Ignatian Spirituality

The Ignatian Identity Committee exists to further explore ways of supporting the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuit religious order. This committee assists parishioners in deepening their understanding of Ignatian spirituality and fostering their spiritual growth through Ignatian practices such as prayer and retreats. For more information, email the Faith Formation Commission. The Ignatius Library is located in the Pastoral Center. To view the catalog, click here.

Gesu InterGenerational Events (GIG)

Gesu InterGenerational events are open to anyone in the parish interested in a morning of fun activities, good conversations and faith formation. Each GIG event is centered on a different topic of our Catholic faith and will involve various components to learn more about the topic. GIG events are for children through adults…there is something for everyone to take away as they are designed to reach people of all ages! We hope you can join us for these events. Click here to view the tentative dates and topics. For more information, email Mary von Carlowitz.

Parish Mission

The Parish Mission is a further extension of the Service Day held on the first Saturday in December. Its focus is on how we continue to live out the message of the Gospel. Opportunities for input, prayer, reflection and gathering as a community are held on Sunday through Tuesday evenings. The Mission is held every other year.

Parish Retreats

These help parishioners to develop a deeper spiritual connection with God. Retreats include the Mom’s Retreat and the Men’s Retreat.

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