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Ignatian Prayer & Faith Sharing

The next gathering for Ignatian Prayer and Faith Sharing will be Wednesday, July 24 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Ignatius Library. You are invited to experience prayer in the Ignatian traditions of lectio divina and imaginative Gospel contemplation as we reflect and share insights on the coming Sunday's Gospel. For planning purposes, please respond to Hilda at [...]

Bible Study – Book of Psalms

(September, 2019 - May, 2020) Fr. Vincent will facilitate a Bible Study this fall on the Book of Psalms. Sessions will be held two Wednesday mornings each month, beginning September 11 from 9:15-10:45 am. Each session after the introductory meeting will cover eight to ten Psalms. We will concentrate on three to five of those, [...]

Ignatius Library

Visit the Ignatius Library in the Pastoral Center where you can browse over 550 titles. You will find material on Ignatian Spirituality, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Jesuit history, inspiring lives, writings by numerous Jesuit authors, prayer, sacraments, the Mass, lives of the saints, Jesus, Old and New Testament, Bibles, Catholicism, as well as [...]

Connect with God on Your Electronic Devices

Summertime – or anytime – is a good time to be aware of God in your life. Ignatian spirituality reminds us that God pursues us in the routines of our daily living. Check out these suggestions - most have apps.  Enjoy prayer and reflection at your fingertips! Jesuit Prayer 3-Minute Retreat Reimagining the Examen Pray-As-You-Go [...]


Register Now! ROAR VBS will be the mane event in your child’s life this summer! This epic African adventure will engage the whole herd. At ROAR, your kids can explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Each day at ROAR VBS, kids will travel through field-tested rotations [...]

Gesu Book Club – The Long Loneliness

On Thursday evening, June 13, Gesu’s Book Club will begin our discussion of Dorothy Day’s autobiography The Long Loneliness. Dorothy is one of the two Americans closest to canonization, along with Bishop Fulton Sheen. We will gather in the Ignatius Library of the Madonna della Strada Pastoral Center at 7:30 pm. - “Fascinating as personal [...]

Seeking Catechists for PSR

"Catechists are people who keep the memory of God alive; they keep it alive in themselves and they are able to revive it in others." - Pope Francis Top 10 Reasons to Become a Catechist: 1. You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus. [...]


Gesu Parish has the opportunity to participate in the Formed program! Formed is a multimedia portal for a variety of Catholic resources, including: movies; video and audio series; e-books; study guides; and more. Much of the content is "on-demand" and includes content in both English and Spanish. Resources range in topics from prayer and sacraments, [...]

New Bible Study

A study of Genesis began May 4 and will continue weekly through July 27 on Saturdays from 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 two-book set is available in the [...]

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. [...]