Adult Spiritual Growth


Gesu Parish 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 clubs, retreats, speakers and discussions. For information on the these programs call the parish office or watch the bulletin.


Gesu offers opportunities for exploring both Old and New Testaments.

  • Saturday Bible Study virtual schedule: Sessions are held virtually every Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Studies are planned through July, 2021, including 1/2 Kings, 1/2 Chronicles, and Ezra/Nehemiah. A study of 1st & 2nd Kings begins in January. Click here for a complete schedule. Materials are available in the parish office. Interested participants should email Christie Okocha to for more information about joining these meetings.

  • Gesu Women's Bible Study - Spring 2021 Study on the Women of the Gospels
    Women of Gesu are invited to begin the New Year in a virtual Bible study on "Women of the Gospels, Missionaries of God's Love." The study guide can be ordered through Word Among Us or on Amazon. Zoom meetings will be held: January 12, 19, 26, February 2,9, 16 and 23 from 9:00-10:00 am. Please email Deborah Bruening at [email protected] to register. We hope you can join us as we break open Sacred Scripture so God can reveal Himself and His will in our lives!


Gesu Book Club meets monthly to discuss various Catholic works of literature and share fellowship. Watch the bulletin or e-News for more information.


Each month, there is a gathering for prayer in the Ignatian traditions of imaginative Gospel ContemplationLectio Divina and the Examen. A facilitator guides participants in prayer and reflection with a focus on Sacred Scriptures for the coming Sunday. For information on our next meeting, contact Hilda Walter or click here >


Generations of Faith events, organized around a Catholic topic of interest and open to people of all ages, take place periodically throughout the year. For more information, email Marcia Leous.


Retreat experiences at the Church of the Gesu and at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Parma, OH, help parishioners to develop a deeper spiritual connection with God and one another.


Click here to view our weekly blog, Ignatian Threads, which offers insights and reflections on Ignatian Spirituality and ways to infuse it into our daily lives. 




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 >