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New Bible Study

A study of Genesis will begin May 4 and continue for 12 weekly sessions: Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm in the Madonna Della Strada Pastoral Center. Come and explore the story of God's redemptive covenant and how two different creation accounts reveal timeless truths about God's creative purposes. A study guide will be available in the parish office [...]

Congratulations Fr. Chillikulam

Fr. Thomas Chillikulam, SJ, was recently named Loyola University's 2019 "Outstanding Advisor of the Year" by the Student Activities and Greek Affairs organization at Loyola University in Chicago. When Fr. Thomas came to the United States two years ago from Patna, India, his first assignment in this Province was as an associate pastor at Gesu. [...]

Eucharistic Minister Formation 2019

Do you feel called to be a Eucharistic Minister? The Cleveland Diocesan Office for Worship has issued the schedule for Spring 2019 formation sessions for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. To register, please email Hilda Walter at before the deadline given for your preferred session, or call Gesu parish office at (216) 932-0617. Saturday, [...]

Diocesan Tuition Assistance

The Diocese of Cleveland understands that Catholic education is an investment in the future of our children and in our faith. Unsurpassed academic achievement, along with the reinforcement of Catholic faith and formation, a Catholic education provides a solid foundation for personal success. Making the decision to provide a student with these foundations also coincides [...]

50+ Club Luncheon

The Gesu 50+ Club is hosting a menu for the soul and body on Wednesday, February 20. The Sacrament of the Sick or Anointing will first be celebrated within the 12:00 pm Healing Mass. This will be the opportunity to pray for the sick of our parish. Following the Mass, join us for our first Brown Bag Lunch [...]

Novena of Grace 2019

Please join us for our Novena of Grace 2019, Gesu's Parish Mission & Lenten Speaker Series, from March 4-12. This year's theme is "What Gives Me Hope?" This is an opportunity to offer your own prayers, as you direct your intercessions to the saints whom we honor during this nine-day period: St. Ignatius of Loyola [...]

First Reconciliation

Congratulations to our parish children who will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on November 27 and December 4. Please pray for them and their families as they continue their journeys of faith. Reconciliation involves the healing of relationships through God’s mercy and forgiveness. The word, reconciliation, means “walking together again”. God [...]

Patna Mission Talk

Father Thomas Chilikulum will be here on Sunday, December 2, after the 11:30 am Mass! He will be joined by the new provincial of Patna, India, Fr. Donald Miranda SJ, who is visiting Cleveland. Come visit with Fr. Thomas and learn about his ministry today as well as more about the Patna missions.

Gesu Together Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Gesu Together survey! One of the questions posed was “What are you seeking most in your experience of Gesu?” There was valuable information shared with us and all responses will assist us in planning for Masses, programming and discussions. The topics fell into the [...]

EdChoice Information Nights

Two Town Hall meetings to share information about EdChoice will take place in the coming weeks. The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program also provides low income students who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade the same opportunity. It is imperative [...]