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 contact Marcia Leous and/or watch the bulletin or parish E-Newsletter.


The Church of the Gesu offers regular group opportunities throughout the year for exploring the Bible.

  • The Book of Job 
    Saturdays, 12:00-2:00 pm via Zoom, January 8 through February 26, 2022 

    Start your new year with this meaningful study of Job: a story that speaks eloquently of the mystery of human suffering. Listen to God’s Word in the midst of pain. If you are interested in participating, please email Christie Okocha at [email protected]. Materials can be obtained in the parish office. Suggested donation: $17.

  • Gesu Women’s Bible Study - Winter 2022  
    The Seven Virtues: The Seven Last Words and the Art of Practicing Virtue, by Archbishop Fulton Sheen
    Tuesdays, January 11 – February 22, 9:00-10:00 am, Virtual and In-Person

    This winter we prepare for Lent early. Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s book is a collection of sermons. His reflections offer insights on the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, along with the four cardinal virtues of prudence, temperance, justice and fortitude. 

    The study will consist of mostly virtual meetings with occasional in-person meetings. The book can be ordered online, or you may pick it up in the Pastoral Center for $10.

    We hope you consider joining. Reading and studying Scripture in a small faith-sharing group serves to deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other. An evening study may be offered if there is enough interest. For more information, please contact Debbie Bruening at [email protected].


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.


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: 

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