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Catechetical Sunday - Sunday, September 19th

The USCCB has themed this Catechetical Sunday “Say the Word and my soul shall be healed.”

At our 10:30 a.m. our catechists will be blessed and commissioned. We acknowledge their dedication and service. We also recognize parents and guardians, the true first catechists sharing the Catholic faith with their families.

K5 – High School, 9:05 - 10:20 a.m. Cudahy Hall

Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.

This Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate ourselves to this mission as a community of faith. Let us consider the ways we witness in the world for Jesus Christ and remember we can all teach others about Jesus by the way we live. Take some time and discern your call to share and live your faith in day to day life. Let’s all answer our baptismal call in an intentional way this year.

It was wonderful to gather in person as a faith Community last Sunday. We look forward to a great program year, as we grow closer to our Lord and in our faith. As we begin our 2021/2022 Christian Formation program year in the classrooms today, we thank all the families for sharing your children with us - they are truly gifts from God.

Our theme this year “To See All Things New in Christ” is taken from this Igantian Year in celebration of the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius “cannon ball” moment. It was life changing for him and has impacted all of us here at Gesu.

We would like to recognize and thank the catechists who will help make this a fun and faith-filled year for our youth.

• K4 /1st - Rory Ravenscraft and Hiedi Tradewell

• 2nd/3rd - Nancy and Angel Cruz

• 4th - Joanna Galezowska and Sue Wong

• 5th/6th - Thomas Holtgreive and Kristin Walters

• 7th/8th - Catherine Palchak and Ellie Dias

• 9th/10th and Confirmation – Becky Robb with Jerri von den Bosch

Helping where needed – Jennifer Moen, Anne Kennedy, and Connie


Please remember to keep them in your prayers.

“Catechesis leads children to discover the joy of living in communion with God and with others.”

It is Christ who asks us to proclaim His Gospel and to bring people into communion with God. In the Christian Formation program here at Gesu, we pray that is exactly what we are doing. As the Director of Child and Family Formation at Gesu Parish, I look forward to the start of our 2021/2022 program year, and I would like to invite your child to begin the lifelong journey of an intimate relationship with Christ. In Christian Formation, our goal is to initiate children into a Christian way of living and worshiping; including preparation for the reception of sacraments. The gift of faith and a life in Christ is one of the best gifts we can bestow on our children. Here at Gesu we are fortunate to have Christian Formation classes for K4 through high school. Our K4 – 8th grade classes are Sunday mornings from 9:05 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. Classes resume on Sunday, September 12th with a Meet and Greet in the Lower Church Gathering space.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please contact me if you have any questions and to register, I can be reached at 414-288-5449, or by e-mail at the link below. Thank you, and God bless.

Barbara Macpherson
Director of Child and Family Formation
Gesu Parish

For more information, contact

    Barbara Macpherson, Director of Child and Family Formation
  • email Barbara
  • 414-288-5449