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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 [...]

50+ Club & Gonzaga Luncheon

The Gesu 50+ Club and Gonzago Society are hosting a menu for the soul and body on Wednesday, September 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, a luncheon will be served [...]

Bible Study – Fall 2017

Fr. Michael Vincent, S.J. will facilitate a study of The Gospel of John beginning September 12. Sessions are every other week on Tuesday mornings, 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 if you wish to participate. Cost of [...]

Early Childhood Programs

We are currently taking registrations for our Early Childhood Programs Happy Together and TOPS (Time Out for Parents) for Fall 2017. Happy Together is a parent/child class for children 16-30 months. It is on Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am. TOPS is a drop off class for two and three year olds. This class runs Tuesday through Friday mornings. [...]