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. Fr. Michael Vincent, SJ, is currently facilitating a study of Psalms every other Wednesday from 9:15-10:45 am, continuing through May.  Christie Okocha facilitates the Saturday Bible Study from 12:00-2:00 pm. The Book of Leviticus is being studied through February, followed by the Passion & Resurrection Narratives through April. May, June & July will offer Numbers and Deuteronomy. Click here for more information about this Saturday schedule. A Gesu Women’s Bible Study group meets on Tuesday mornings, currently exploring 1 Corinthians. For information about this component and future studies being planned by this group, please contact Debbie Breuning. All Bible Study sessions are held in the Madonna Della Strada Pastoral Center. All are welcome!


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


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 Mary von Carlowitz.


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 >