Adult Spiritual Growth

Bible Studies

The Gospel of John: September 12, 2017 through May 22, 2018. Sessions are every other week on Tuesdays from 9:15–10:45 am. Fr. Vincent will help the group explore John’s Gospel, which at first glance seems quite different from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Please email Fr. Vincent at mvincentsj@churchofthegesu.org if you wish to participate. Cost of the two-book set is $20.

The Book of Isaiah: September 16 through December 9, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 pm, beginning with an introductory session followed by 12 Saturday sessions. Allow Israel’s prophets to challenge you to greater holiness and compassion. Please email Christie Okocha at ndaoko@msn.com if you would like to participate. Cost of the two-book study set is $16. Both of these Bible studies will be held in 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.

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