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 offers several opportunities for exploring both Old and New Testament Scriptures throughout the year. A study of Women in the New Testament convenes on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 pm through July 21, facilitated by Christie Okocha. From September 8 to November 10 she will facilitate a study of The Book of Proverbs, followed by a study of the Infancy Narratives from November 24 to December 15. Fr. Michael Vincent, S.J. has completed a study of The Gospel of John and will facilitate study of The Gospel of Mark from September 11 through May 14, 2019, meeting every other Tuesday morning. All of these sessions are held in the Madonna Della Strada Pastoral Center. There is a cost for study materials. Email Hilda Walter at hwalter@churchofthegesu.org for more information or to indicate your interest in participating.

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 mvoncarlowitz@churchofthegesu.org.

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 mleous@churchofthegesu.org 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