Gesu's 125th Anniversary

On December 16, 1894, the Church of the Gesu was dedicated, bringing together two existing Jesuit parishes – St. Gall’s and Holy Name Parish. The church’s dedication was heralded as a significant event in the history of the Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Located in the heart of Milwaukee, the Gesu Catholic parish is grounded by Jesuit tradition and is centered on the Ignatian value of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – to the greater honor and glory of God.

In this anniversary year, we celebrate Gesu’s rich history, our commitment today to outreach, service and social justice, and our future as a robust inclusive, giving, and faith-filled community.

News Stories
88Nine Radio Milwaukee - This gorgeous Milwaukee church holds 125 years of history inside - 3/20/2019
MUTV - Gesu Turns 125! - 2/19/2019
OnMilwaukee - Urban spelunking: Church of the Gesu - 2/19/2019
Marquette Wire - Gesu celebrates 125th anniversary - 2/5/2019
Fox 6 News - 'Really an honor:' Church of the Gesu celebrates 125-year legacy of worship, service - 1/27/2019
WTMJ News - The Church of the Gesu Celebrates 125 Years - 1/27/2019
Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Past Pastor Mass: Fr. Andy Alexander, S.J., followed by reception in the Lower Church

Sunday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Past Pastor Mass: Fr. Peter Etzel, S.J., followed by reception in the Lower Church

Sunday, September 8 at 10:15 a.m.

Tour: The Art & Architecture of the Upper Church

John O’Brien, Gesu Parish Operations Administration

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