Gesu Church and School

Detroit, MI

Gesu Centennial Celebration

Reconnect with classmates and friends on Saturday, July 30, 2022! Register for the reunion and/or support Gesu Church and School with a gift.

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Update #6 - 15 days ago

Thank you to everyone who came and helped make the Gesu Centennial Celebration a huge success!

950 people registered and many others dropping in on the celebration! Check out Facebook to see many posted photos.

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2022, 12:54 pm EDT

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About

Gesu Parish will celebrate 100 years on July 30, 2022.

The church was founded in 1922 and the school opened shortly after.

Come to the celebration to:

  • Reconnect with classmates and friends. (This event will be an outdoor, block party and a place to meet your friends)
  • Tour the church or school
  • Attend Mass
  • Take a class photo
  • Enjoy the music, food and drink (you will receive a voucher for a meal at the food truck upon arrival).
  • Buy a raffle ticket!
  • Have a great time!

Gesu Church and School count on your generosity to succeed. We greatly appreciate any donations to the church or the school funds. For 100 years, our physical plant has sheltered our community and provided beautiful spaces for worship and learning. As we head into the next century, we want to update and revive these spaces for the next 100 years and the future generations of learners. Many projects have been recently completed, but there are many more and we need your help! You choose where to give:

  • Gesu Church: Help Gesu thrive in its next 100 years. These funds will support outreach, staffing, and maintaining our beautiful buildings.
  • Gesu School: Gesu Fund (unrestricted), The Angel Fund (Restricted to Financial Aid) or the Gesu Alumni Endowment Fund (A gift that gives in perpetuity).

Recurring donations are especially helpful!

Large or small, all donations are appreciated and feel free to talk with us to understand how your donation will be used and our philosophy of being good stewards of your gifts.

We would like to make this Gesu Detroit 100 a wonderful event and raise funds to carry us into the next century! Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Visit the FAQ for all the details.

Update #5 - 21 days ago

Remember that parking will be tough! Handicapped parking will be in the parking lot entered off of Birchcrest and reserved for those with mobility issues. Once this lot is full, we will need to close it.

You can drop off family at Oak Drive and Santa Maria and then go find a parking spot in the neighborhood. Please be considerate of the families who live nearby and do not block the driveways.

Or to bring back memories, park in front of your past home and walk to school like the “old days”.

However you get here, we are looking forward to seeing you and appreciate that you are coming to visit Gesu. WELCOME!

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2022, 1:24 pm EDT

Update #4 - a month ago

Schedule of Events

July 30,2022 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mass: 4:00 p.m.

Church Tours: 2:30- 3:30 p.m. & 5:30-7:30 p.m.

School Tours: 2:00 -3:30 p.m. & 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Class Photos: 1950’s-1960’s 3:00 p.m. -3:45 p.m. 1970’s-2000’s 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

(announcements will be made calling the classes together for the photos)

Music & Dancing: 2:00 p.m-3:45 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Raffle Drawing: 6:30 p.m.

Beer & Wine will be sold from 4:15 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2022, 4:56 pm EDT

Update #3 - 3 months ago

The J. Addison and Marion M. Bartush Family Foundation has pledged $1 for every dollar donated to Gesu for the next few months up to $100,000!!! Please help Gesu by making a donation today and thank the Bartush Family Foundation!

Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, 2:34 pm EDT

Update #2 - 5 months ago

We want to hear your stories!

This is an invitation to create a two-to-three-minute video of you which will be edited with other videos to create a presentation we will share during Gesu’s Centennial Celebration on July 30, 2022. (Before you begin, you might like to watch this video for ideas about how to look your best when making a video of yourself.)

To participate, please read the following directions:

1. Grab your smart phone and point it directly at (not below) your beautiful face. (You might need to prop the phone up on a pile of books so that it’s level with your face.)

2. Open the photo function and select video.

3. Flip the camera so you can see yourself, look directly into the camera, and begin recording your answers to the following questions:

• What is your name? (Make sure you include the name you used at Gesu School).

• When did you graduate from Gesu School (or would you have graduated)?

• How many years did you attend Gesu School?

• Who was your favorite Teacher and what is your favorite memory?

At about the three-minute mark, stop recording. (Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity for longer videos.)

Upload this video to us using WeTransfer. (You do not need to create an account.) Go to wetransfer.com on your phone’s web browser. Click on Send a File. Enter our e-mail address: **[email protected]**. Enter your e-mail address. Enter your name and Gesu 100 in the Message field. Select the video from your library and send the file.

Please submit your video by April 30, 2022!

If you are having any problems and need a quick answer, feel free to contact Pat Jones or Sharon Vlahovich at [email protected]. Thank you for participating in our Centennial with us!

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2022, 4:39 pm EST

Update #1 - 7 months ago

Raffle has begun! Gesu Centennial Celebration raffle is selling tickets! Click here for more information.

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2022, 11:28 am EST

Campaign ended Thursday, July 28th, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
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Registration options

$10

General registration

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Giving options

Gesu Church

Help Gesu thrive in its next 100 years. These funds will support outreach, staffing, and maintaining our beautiful buildings.

No longer available
Gesu School General Fund

All donations are unrestricted and will be used for Gesu School

No longer available
Gesu School Angel Fund

All funds are restricted to financial aid for qualified Gesu students

No longer available
Gesu School Endowment Fund

This fund generates interest that goes to Gesu School. Giving to the endowment allows you to give in perpetuity

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Registration options

$10

General registration

No longer available

Giving options

Gesu Church

Help Gesu thrive in its next 100 years. These funds will support outreach, staffing, and maintaining our beautiful buildings.

No longer available
Gesu School General Fund

All donations are unrestricted and will be used for Gesu School

No longer available
Gesu School Angel Fund

All funds are restricted to financial aid for qualified Gesu students

No longer available
Gesu School Endowment Fund

This fund generates interest that goes to Gesu School. Giving to the endowment allows you to give in perpetuity

No longer available
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