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What Does the Church Say About Annulments

Many Catholics and some Gesu parishioners who have undergone a civil divorce may believe that they are no longer “in communion” with the Church, and for that reason either avoid taking part in Mass, or attend Mass without receiving the Eucharist. This is not the case. In fact, it is attempting re-marriage outside of the church after a divorce ending one’s [...]

Communal Reconciliation Service

On Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm, Gesu will celebrate a Communal Reconciliation Service as part of our “Gesu Together” Lenten Programming. Come for an opportunity for a short prayer service, followed by an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Fr. Kiser, Fr. Vincent, or any of the guest priests who will be [...]

Novena of Grace

The theme and general topic this year is “Ignatian Prayer: Finding God in All Things,” an important aspect of Ignatian Spirituality. The occasion for this annual Novena, a period of nine days of prayer, is the anniversary of the canonizations of Saints Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, the first the leading Founder of the Society of Jesus, [...]

Ignatian Prayer & Faith Sharing

The next evening of Ignatian Prayer and Faith Sharing will be Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Room. These gatherings began twenty months ago, subsequent to the “Praying with St. Ignatius” retreat in the Fall of 2015. We listen to and reflect on the coming Sunday’s Scripture using Ignatian prayer traditions of imaginative Gospel contemplation and lectio divina. [...]

Christian Life Community

Members of Christian Life Community  will host a four part introductory meeting series at Gesu Church this fall.  Purpose of the meetings is to do learn more about Christian Life Community, which is a world wide organization and to build community. through faith sharing. Attending the entire series of meetings is recommended. At the end [...]

Gesu Together

Sunday, October 1 Sunday by Sunday Sharing of Scripture readings 9:00 & 10:15 am, Ignatius Library What is the Church saying about…? Topic: What are we actually doing at Mass and Why? Presenter: Fr. Martin Connell, SJ 10:15 & 11:15 am, Sacred Heart Room Sunday, October 8 Sunday by Sunday Sharing of Scripture readings 9:00 [...]

Virtus Training

Virtus Training Virtus Training at Gesu will be Wednesday, September 13, from 6:30-9:00 pm in McAuley Hall. Please register online at and by calling the Parish Office at (216) 932-0617. If you attended a Virtus training session in the past, you do not need to repeat the training. Fingerprinting Fingerprinting times have been reserved [...]

Eucharist Minister Formation Sessions

Do you feel called to be a Eucharistic Minister? The Cleveland Diocesan Office for Worship has published the schedule for Fall 2017 formation sessions for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.  To register, please email before the given deadline for your preferred session, or call Gesu parish office at (216) 932-0617. Sunday, October 1, 2:00-4:30 pm St. Mary Parish, Hudson. Register by [...]