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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Fadrah Crowe

2 months ago

May GESU have 100 more years of great memories!
John O'Neill (Alumni ’64)

2 months ago

The IHM sisters loved us and while attending U-D across the street, the Charismatic Prayer Group were a source of encouragement, love, and healing. I continue to attend Gesu when in town and occasionally via Zoom
Gretchen Mayberry-Mckay (Alumni ’85)

2 months ago

I support Gesu because it was my family outside of my family. It was my home away from home. We had so much fun. It was always something to do at Gesu! Not to mention, we had an Awesome principal, Sister Stella!💚Gesu Giants For Life!! CLASS OF 85💚
Ron Robinson (Alumni ’71)

2 months ago

Great memories and lifelong friends.
Timothy Mack (Alumni ’70)

3 months ago

Looking forward to seeing everyone!!! One of the best things that ever happened to me was moving into Detroit, and the Gesu neighborhood, in 1967. Photo 1970, 1974, 2022
Mark Petrini (Alumni ’67)

3 months ago

Mark Petrini, in attendance 1958-1963 (K-5th), class of 1967
Eric Hansknecht (Alumni ’69)

4 months ago

Alright.
Kristie Mimms (Alumni ’82)

4 months ago

In honor of Mike Seay and all students who have passed away
Annette Collins (Alumni ’59, ’68)

6 months ago

In memory of Angie, Jerry and Bob Crongeyer
Always with gratitude, I recall the great Blessings of a fine education, the taught/influenced love of our Lord and our Faith, critical thinking, debating, athletic and social skills and the valued life of loving service, passed on by the IHM Sisters, our Holy Priests, teachers, and staff as well as from our enormous Gesu Community/Family. +You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.+ Psalm 16:11
Anonymous (Alumni ’55)

10 months ago

I am so glad Gesu continues to educate Detroit students!
India Manns

2 months ago

Wife of Billy Manns Jr. class of 1980
Brittany Betties

2 months ago

This is the parish I grew up coming to!
Connie Sfire (Alumni ’57, ’63)

2 months ago

In memory of Dr & Mrs Robert McKnight
Madison Jackson (Alumni ’20)

2 months ago

I’ve been at this school since I was in preschool!! I love it
MONICA HICKSON (Alumni ’84)

2 months ago

Love Gesu!
Devona Junior-Anderson (Alumni ’86)

2 months ago

In memory of Dorothy V. Junior
Tom Vincent (Alumni ’69)

2 months ago

In honor of John & Virginia Vincent
Kathryn Ayala (Alumni ’76)

2 months ago

In honor of Reginald Ayala
Leslie Bullo (Alumni ’66)

2 months ago

In memory of my brother Brian Doherty
Carla Preston (Alumni ’85)

2 months ago

In honor of Carmen and James Preston
Gesu Giants Rock! Gesu was a wonderful place to learn, meet new friends and enhance my Catholic faith. Thank you to the fantastic staff especially Sr. Stella, Sr. Ceceila, Sr. Norine. Cheers!
Julie Walton (Alumni ’78)

2 months ago

Looking forward to seeing the school again after 44 years
Christina Floyd (Alumni ’95)

2 months ago

This was the best educational foundation to get me where I am today. Sister Stella and Father Dillon were invaluable to us in those years at Gesu..
Ed Fisher (Alumni ’62, Faculty/Staff)

2 months ago

In memory of Edward F. Fisher, Sr and Carol C. Fisher
Both Gesu alums, Mom & Dad gave me the gift of a Gesu education, for which I will be forever grateful.
Fawn Day (Alumni ’76, Parent ’04, ’06, ’09, ’11, Faculty/Staff)

2 months ago

In honor of Mrs. Horgan my third grade teacher. Sheinspired me to be the teacher I am today.
Andrew Leidlein (Alumni ’80)

2 months ago

In honor of John & Alex Leidlein
Kimberly Bright (Alumni ’61, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65, ’66, ’67, ’68, ’69)

2 months ago

In honor of My teacher, Sr Florence Gillet - who also taught my Auntie Barbara Tear
Joseph Moynihan (Alumni ’70)

2 months ago

Wonderful education and memories
Erica Wilson (Alumni ’83)

2 months ago

In honor of Elaine Bradley and Barbara Glamb
My best friend’s mom Barbara Glamb and my mom Elaine Bradley sent us to Gesu School for a good education ❣️
Keith Sims (Alumni ’73)

2 months ago

In honor of Lawrence H. Sims, OD
Suane Loomis (Alumni ’79)

2 months ago

Oh Happy Day!!
Bruce Angel (Alumni ’66)

2 months ago

In honor of To all that are no longer with us from the Class of 1966
Mary Segura (Alumni ’72)

2 months ago

In honor of Mary Lee McCreight
Hoping to see others celebrating our 50 year class reunion!
Johanna Antrassian

2 months ago

In honor of Sr. Anna Patrias, teacher in the 1970's, our great aunt!
June Porter

2 months ago

In honor of My parents: Albert and Mary Mays Porter
I am grateful to my parents for moving to the University District when I was young and joining Gesu parish, 50 years ago. As an adult, I still call Gesu my home church and truly appreciate the Jesuits for maintaining a church and school in Detroit for 100 years.
Peggy Kolinski / Wescott (Alumni ’59)

2 months ago

In memory of Margaret and Joseph Kolinski
I spent 8 wonderful years at Gesu and am grateful for the terrific education I received there.
Isaac Tedla

2 months ago

In honor of Constance West Tedla
Great church/ community
Tiffany Franklin (Alumni ’88)

2 months ago

In honor of Brook Stevenson
We miss you Brook!
PATTY FALLON (Alumni ’61)

2 months ago

Looking forward to seeing members of the Class of 1961 as we celebrate 61yrs. since graduation!
Michael Hovey

2 months ago

Keep up the good work!
Michelle Cieslak Knoles (Alumni ’76)

2 months ago

Wonderful memories and still many friends!!
Jason Blacksheare (Alumni ’90)

2 months ago

In honor of Armeshia Cecile Blacksheare
Susan (Savage) Wardle (Alumni ’73)

2 months ago

In memory of Bob and Sharon Savage
Carla Graham (Alumni ’73)

2 months ago

It provided me with a wonderful educational and religious experience.
Penelope Milliman (Alumni ’71)

2 months ago

We Faber kids lived in Grosse Pointe until moving to Gesu (for me, fifth grade, Sr. Ann Matthew). We didn't realize it till years later, but we had a magical childhood growing up in that Detroit neighborhood where every home seemed to have a minimum of 10 kids each. We were never at a loss for playmates. Walking to and from Gesu each day are some of my fondest memories. The education we received from our beloved nuns and teachers, the faith instilled by our church and the friendships that continue today...have carried us a long way in our lives. I will forever be grateful for my years in the Gesu Parish.
Marcia Markey (Alumni ’72)

2 months ago

In memory of John C Schwarz
Dawn Fraser-Green

2 months ago

In honor of My loving mom Maviis Fraser
Elizabeth James (Alumni ’74)

2 months ago

In honor of Alice and Harvey James
Gesu opened my mind, spirit and heart. It prepared me to live a thoughtful and loving life. Eternal gratitude to those who set me on my path. I’ll forever be a Gesu Giant!
Amyre Loomis (Alumni ’79)

2 months ago

In honor of Alexis Raymond Milton Loomis
Hi all! Gesu School is forever in my heart...
David Mueller (Alumni ’68)

2 months ago

Get out and vote! On the fence of coming.
Elizabeth Wright

2 months ago

Gesu Church and school are blessings to our community. Praying that this Catholic foundation continues for another century. God's blessings to all of our Gesu Family, community and friends.
Jim Keimig

2 months ago

In honor of Florence and John Rittersdorf
Christopher Sharbatz (Alumni ’72)

2 months ago

Class of 1972. 50 years for us. We should be considered Special at the reunion.
Sterling White (Alumni ’08)

2 months ago

In honor of Ms. Brown
Always gotta remember the important pillars of your life.
Dottie Kolinski Gubow (Alumni ’65)

2 months ago

Looking forward to seeing friends and classmates
Doris Vansen (Alumni ’70)

2 months ago

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 30th.
Cesar Cuellar (Faculty/Staff)

2 months ago

Thanks Anita
Katherine Loomis (Alumni ’81)

2 months ago

My educational and spiritual experiences, friends, teachers, and classmates all contributed to the shaping of me as a human being. I loved being a part of the Gesu community!
Francesca Ortiz (Alumni ’77)

2 months ago

A great foundation for my life.
Catherine Partalis (Alumni ’76)

2 months ago

Great childhood memories and friends come to mind.
Michael Fouche (Alumni ’74)

2 months ago

I establish Gesu, help me established my foundation of Social Justice, God, Country, and Duty.
Mary Halpin (Alumni ’55)

2 months ago

In memory of Jack and Betty Halpin
John Daniels

3 months ago

Gesu formed us so deeply! We lived in Gesu from 1970 - 2000. Worship, outreach, community, and faith formation in a racially and economically diverse congregation made us so much more than we would have been otherwise. We are who we are today because of Gesu. We aim to become who we are to become because of the foundations and relationships that give our lives direction - toward God's love in action, in everything, everywhere.
Eric Drummond (Alumni ’74)

3 months ago

Look forward to seeing old friends after many, many moons...
Michele Kramer McNary (Alumni ’74)

3 months ago

In memory of Richard L Kramer and Jim Kramer(‘79)
Patricia Heppler (Alumni ’75)

3 months ago

Go Gesu Giants!
William Guest (Alumni ’84)

3 months ago

Can’t wait to see everyone.
Christopher Miranda (Alumni ’73)

3 months ago

Looking forward to catching up with Classmates from '73. See you there!
University of Detroit Mercy

3 months ago

I look forward to meeting everyone at the 100th Centennial celebration!
Patty Ortiz (Alumni ’74)

3 months ago

Fond memories of 8 years of growing up in the Gesu community - best wishes for continued success!
shirley najor (Alumni ’61)

3 months ago

Remembering our brother Winston(Winnie) Najor class of "66.
Shawn Jones (Alumni ’85)

3 months ago

Gesu was and is the best catholic school in the state. There was a warmth in the environment and the faculty. I had a hard life when I was a kid and coming to school was an escape for me. This school taught me religion and I learned the love and grace of God their that carried me thru life!
Larry Sullivan (Alumni ’66)

3 months ago

In honor of Paul & Virginia Sullivan
Mary Nichols (Alumni ’55)

3 months ago

Loved all my 8 fun years!!!
Linda McMIllan (Faculty/Staff)

3 months ago

In honor of In honor of fellow teachers Maria and Tammy
DiAnne Patterson Schultz

3 months ago

In memory of Robert C. Schultz
It has been a wonderful journey; may it continue to be!
Yvonne Reed (Alumni ’72, Faculty/Staff)

3 months ago

In memory of Anne Marie Peck
Victor Randolph (Alumni ’72)

3 months ago

In honor of Matthew Randolph
Steven Miranda (Alumni ’71)

3 months ago

In honor of Dr and Mrs CF Miranda
Our parents had the foresight to send us to Gesu, a decision which proved to be a great investment in our future. Who knew what the future held? Our parents, those great lay teachers and most of all, the tough yet immensely wise IHM nuns :)
Louise Thibodeau Winhusen (Alumni ’57)

3 months ago

Many fond memories of Gesu Church and Gesu School. Loved May Day and Holy Thursday rites ,and putting on special shows at school,
Robert Howe Jr (Alumni ’64)

3 months ago

In honor of Robert and Elaine Howe
Patricia Davio (Alumni ’57)

3 months ago

In memory of Paul & Virginia Sullivan family
All of us Sullivan’s have fond memories of our years in Gesu Parish and Gesu school.
Tim Cooney (Alumni ’70)

3 months ago

In honor of Fred and Madelyn Cooney
Earl King (Alumni ’82)

3 months ago

Gesu is an institution of higher learning that has supported the community and contributed to the success of so many leaders and I would like to contribute to the continuation of this legacy
Joseph Yamin (Alumni ’70)

3 months ago

Keep
Leo Gabriel (Alumni ’71)

3 months ago

God be with you.
Daina Howze (Alumni ’78)

3 months ago

Gesu gave me the Christian values and discipline that I gave today. Daina Perry Howze Class of 1978
Julie Brewster (Alumni ’69)

4 months ago

In honor of Vernon and Carol Witkowski
Our family enjoyed many happy years with Gesu Parish and School.
Pamela Morton (Alumni ’88)

4 months ago

I support Gesu because my educational foundation began there. I was enrolled from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Dennis Lakomy

4 months ago

In memory of Lee and Ellen Butcher, Frank and Ann Lakomy
Thank you for providing an outstanding Catholic education to all current and future students!
Michael Parker (Alumni ’65, ’66, ’67, ’68, ’69)

4 months ago

I attended Gesu from 1965 until 1969. K thru 3rd grade. My family relocated upon my completion of 3rd grade. My few years at Gesu provided me with great moments that I still remember.
Daniel & Gerri Burress (Alumni ’47)

4 months ago

We were all blessed. Gesu church and school provided the Burress boys (5 of us) with an exceptional educational, ethical, and spiritual foundation which prepared us for the many challenges we would meet as we matured to adulthood. i was the youngest and am the last one still standing. Thank you, and best of luck as you continue with your good work.
Melva Craft-Blacksheare (Alumni ’68)

4 months ago

I started Gesu in 5th grade with Sr. Mary Faith as my first teacher. I remember going to Mary Reparatrix after school on Tuesdays to learn how to sew from the cloistered nuns. I participated in Girl Scouts, Jr Great Books and was a cheerleader in 8th grade. My four children went to Gesu also. I've participated as a parish member for many years. My daughter Armeshia and Mother Lucille were eulogized at Gesu, Gesu will be forever family.
Karen Fisher (Alumni ’63, ’72)

4 months ago

In memory of Stephen Hansknecht
Maureen Stapleton (Alumni ’79)

4 months ago

Gesu Giants 1979. Hope to see ya there.
Eve Arnold (Alumni ’72)

4 months ago

A great tradition of religious education.
Gene Leger (Alumni ’70)

4 months ago

I would love to serve as a deacon at the Mass!
Veronica Milton (Alumni ’78, ’85)

4 months ago

I am grateful for my mother who paid for my tuition. Without her and God, I would not have had this wonderful experience.
Kathleen Barrett (Alumni ’70)

4 months ago

My happiest days as a child were spent within the walls of Gesu. What wonderful memories of the teachers and students that helped guide me.
Carol Yerby (Alumni ’72)

4 months ago

In memory of Paul & Lenora Yerby
Donna V Smith (Alumni ’74)

4 months ago

Thank you for your ongoing educational and ethical standard of excellence.
Sean Joyce Whipp

5 months ago

So deeply thankful to God for the witness of the Gesu community
Eileen Vincent (Alumni ’64)

5 months ago

The school has left a big impression on me for my entire life
Karen Roth (Knoth maiden) (Alumni ’57)

5 months ago

Gesu was the foundation of a great education. I still have so many fond memories of my teachers and classmates.
Katharine McEvoy (Alumni ’62)

5 months ago

The incredible education triangle ( Gesu, Immaculata & U of D) that our parents (Joe & Lindy) gave us has come back 10-fold. Michael, Mary Jo, Debby, Kathy, Jim & Chris. Thank you Mom & Dad for the gift of a lifetime. I still love diagraming sentences ( gracias Sr Charles Borromeo ). Gesu school/parish made my childhood pure joy.
Hayward Maben (Alumni ’73)

5 months ago

In honor of Mrs. Carrie Maben
Richard Baugh (Alumni ’68)

5 months ago

I hope we get a large turnout from1968!!
Peter Bauer (Alumni ’71)

6 months ago

I am very grateful for the eduction and period of personal growth.
Carlyle Wimberly (Alumni ’77)

6 months ago

Keep up the good work
Cara Massey (Alumni ’81)

6 months ago

Great childhood memories and a wonderful education.
Maria Woodruff-Wright (Alumni ’77)

6 months ago

I continue to be blessed by the education and friendships that were cultivated at Gesu.
Judy Valenti (Alumni ’71)

6 months ago

I loved going to Gesu! Best grade school experience ever! I made friendships that continue to this very day. I will always remember that Pete Smith was the only classmate that beat me in gym for our time clocked as we ran individually around the gym in 8th grade!
Kathy Witkowski-Jacobs (Alumni ’72)

6 months ago

Stolat Gesu!
Nigel Fullick (Alumni ’66)

6 months ago

In memory of Peter & Peggy Fullick
Enjoyed my impromptu visit to the school last year- after 50+ years -and hope to see some of my classmates from the 60's. Church and school look wonderful as did The High and the University- Great memories.
Jim Kolinski (Alumni ’68)

6 months ago

In honor of Steve Sage
Kevin Lesinski (Alumni ’70)

6 months ago

In memory of Don Stevens
I'm looking forward to seeing my classmates and fellow alums at the reunion in July!
Maceo Foster (Alumni ’64)

6 months ago

In memory of Mr. Thomas Offer
In remembrance of my GESU classmate and wonderful childhood friend, Mr. Thomas Offer
Michelle Thomas

7 months ago

In honor of Mrs. Regina Williams, Jesse and Gloria Taylor
Gesu was my first stop when my family moved to Detroit. I grew up in Gesu Church, school and community. I've developed lifelong relationships and hope to see classmates I haven't seen in a long time.
Anne Byrne (Alumni ’75)

7 months ago

Incredible community- thank you for contributing to my wonderful childhood!
Marie Thibodeau (Alumni ’68)

7 months ago

Hope to see a lot of folks from the class of "68!!!
Fr. Jeff Dorr, SJ (Faculty/Staff)

7 months ago

Gesu Church and School is an incredible institution that touches and has touched the lives of a tremendous number of people. It is an honor for me to be able to spend my first years as a priest at Gesu! - Fr. Jeff
Kris Moravek (Alumni ’66)

7 months ago

In memory of My parents John Anhut and Catherine Anhut
In gratitude to my parents for the gift of a Gesu education.
Therese Bellaimey

7 months ago

In memory of Claudia Bellaimey, Class of 1976
Looking forward to this celebration!
Ann-Nora Hirami

8 months ago

In honor of Soichiro "Patrick" & Cynthia Hirami
THE Jesuit church I feel so invested in and THE Catholic school in Detroit that never fled to the suburbs.
Joyce Angel (Alumni ’68)

8 months ago

In memory of Joseph Angel
Great memories of a great school and education!
James Knaus (Alumni ’60)

8 months ago

In memory of Charles A. Knaus, 1959 Alumnus
Hoping that the Class of 1960 attends and contributes generously.
Tina Pickett (Alumni ’77)

8 months ago

Excellent education that I received and good memories!
David Zink (Alumni ’72)

8 months ago

Lots of great memories back in the day!
Teresa Dooley (Alumni ’75)

9 months ago

Forever grateful for Gesu and the lifelong connections and friendships.
Kathleen Whalen O’Shea (Alumni ’76)

9 months ago

In honor of Rita Ellis who always kept us connected to our Gesu friends and families!!!
Renee Derra (Alumni ’83)

10 months ago

In honor of Wally & Rita Hilker
Karen Peek (Alumni ’69)

10 months ago

In honor of Katherine Peek
Honoring my mother’s love and commitment to the school and parish.
Benny Milton (Alumni ’76)

10 months ago

Looking forward to seeing all of my Class of '76 Alumni!!!
Donna Johnson (Alumni ’87)

10 months ago

All the way to heaven 87, where the foundation for true friendship began
Joseph joseph e hathaway (Alumni ’67)

10 months ago

In honor of Helen Cheviron Hathaway Class of 1935 John C Hathaway Class of 1964
Helen Cheviron Hathaway Class of 1935 John C Hathaway Class of 1964
Anita Sevier (Parent ’04, ’08, ’12, Faculty/Staff)

a year ago

Gesu School--Still going strong. Keep up the good work!
Carla Glamb Rivers (Alumni ’83)

2 months ago

In honor of Barbara Glamb and Elaine Bradley
Grateful for the love and memories of our Mothers and the best friend (Erica Bradley) I made at Gesu over 45 years ago because our moms brought us there. May they both RIP.
Gregory Louis Craft (Alumni ’64, ’65, ’66, ’67, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71, ’72)

2 months ago

Gesu is a part of my foundation, my upbringing, my religion, and launching pad in life.
Mary Sinnett (Alumni ’73)

2 months ago

In honor of Kathy Sinnett
Thanks for picking Gesu Mom!
Chris Bauer (Alumni ’74)

3 months ago

The older you get, the more you appreciate having your Gesu education, Gesu friends and the value of Gesu's commitment to our neighborhood.
Barbara Douglas (Alumni ’75)

3 months ago

In memory of James and Connie Bernardi
In memory of my parents who instilled their love of life long learning to my siblings and me.
Mark Petrini (Alumni ’58, ’62)

3 months ago

Mark Petrini alumnus 1963
Therese Comor (Alumni ’84)

4 months ago

In memory of Jocelyn Jones
I met her in 4th grade and we became great friends. We worked together on a Social Studies. I miss her, I love her and I think of her almost every day.
Linda Gostinger (Alumni ’59)

6 months ago

In memory of my parents: Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert A. Knoth who were married at Gesu Church in November, 1936.
Thanking my parents for making sure their four children had a Catholic education with the Jesuit priests and the IHM Sisters knowing we would have an excellent education. My brother, Michael was a successful steel salesman, married with two children, Amy and Tim. My sister, Karen, earned her Doctorate from MI State University, and went on to be Asst. Superintendent in Southfield Schools, and Grosse Isle School District I, Linda, earned my Masters from U of Michigan from the Horace H. Racham School of Graduate Studies and was a High School Teacher for 43 years teaching at Garden City High School, and Port Huron Northern High School, the subjects: Biology, Life Science, Health, Psychology. Married John have three successful children, Katie, Steve, and Brian. My brother, Patrick, worked for the State of MI in the Dept of Social Services and is in a Band as the lead guitar player, has two children, Kim and Geoff. I support Gesu because of the excellent education we received to become successful in our life endeavors.
Betsy Reid (Alumni ’70)

6 months ago

Best Elementary School ever!
Catherine Porretta Pasquale (Alumni ’65)

10 months ago

Looking forward to seeing old classmates..0.
Jason Brooks (Alumni ’83)

2 months ago

In memory of My parents and Neddra Brooks
Susan Matous (Alumni ’89)

2 months ago

💚💚 Happy 100th Anniversary Gesu 💚💚💚
Bill Manns (Alumni ’80)

2 months ago

Gesu is an amazing Church and School; my life would not be the same if I had not attended Gesu. Thank you for pouring so much into me and the other alums. Bill Manns Class of 1980
Ellen Koehler (Alumni ’73)

2 months ago

Paul Koehler
Marie Schimelfening

2 months ago

In honor of Rev Norman Dikson
Shawn Junior

2 months ago

In memory of Dorothy V Junior
50 years
Arnell Smith (Alumni ’18)

2 months ago

My son attended Gesu school from preschool through junior high. Gesu produce excellent students with strong values. Additionally, it was a privilege to interact with many of the students and parents over the years.
Bruno Pigott (Alumni ’67, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71, ’72, ’73, ’74)

2 months ago

In honor of James Butler
Kevin Uhl

2 months ago

In honor of Richard K Uhl
My father cherished Gesu school & church
Keith Morales (Alumni ’20, ’21)

2 months ago

We’ve all gone through a lot
Patricia Harrington

2 months ago

In honor of John Hooper
Gesu is an awesome community of people. Thank you for all you've been to me and John.
Glory Palmer

2 months ago

Congratulations on 100 years! God bless this loving community!
Kimberly Stodghill (Mintet-Walker) (Alumni ’74)

2 months ago

In memory of Robert and Krisseda Pryor, Joseph and Mariam Stodghill, Grady and Margaret Ashworth
My brother Ron and I are looking so forward to seeing some of our classmates. Time has flown indeed!
Thomas Leger (Alumni ’66)

2 months ago

Great school and community!
Toya HarrIs (Alumni ’85)

2 months ago

In memory of Montoi Floyd
RIH to all of our classmates ! We love and miss you.
Kimberly Bright (Alumni ’61, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65, ’66, ’67, ’68, ’69)

2 months ago

I appreciate the excellent education I received at Gesu!
Dana Mitchell (Alumni ’72)

2 months ago

good luck
Joyce Law

2 months ago

Congratulations on 100 blessed years
martha wright

2 months ago

In honor of bill wright
Juliane Bauer (Alumni ’76)

2 months ago

I am so grateful my parents sent us to Gesu. My friends ask why I attend my grade school reunion and not High School. I tell the Gesu is a community I feel connected to, a place of happy memories! Thank you all for being Gesu!
mary vasilchik (Alumni ’72)

2 months ago

In memory of My Grandparents who raised me, and were longtime members and benefactors of Gesu Parish - Mr.and Mrs. James E. Haggerty Sr.
Tom Cliff (Alumni ’59)

2 months ago

In memory of Mrs. Roy
Gail Ayala Taylor (Alumni ’79)

2 months ago

In memory of Reginald P. Ayala
Mary Sloan (Alumni ’72)

2 months ago

In memory of Theresa & Richard Church
Walter Douglas White (Alumni ’77)

2 months ago

In honor of Rodney Thompson
In memory of fellow classmate and teammate (football and basketball), Rodney Thompson. Gone too soon.
Keisha Duvall (Alumni ’83, ’88)

2 months ago

Shelia Duvall
Barbara Hathaway (Alumni ’76)

2 months ago

In memory of Brian John Doherty
Chip Dawson (Alumni ’61)

2 months ago

In memory of Nancy Dillon Dawson
Single Mom who made sure we had the best educational opportunities.
Dennis Kramer (Alumni ’70)

2 months ago

So many Great memories and lifelong friends!! We are all very lucky to be part of the Gesu Community.
John Dubosh

2 months ago

It's a great parish!
Tom Isaia (Alumni ’63)

2 months ago

Nine years of a terrific education! Affects the entire rest of your life.
Janeen Foreman (Alumni ’79)

2 months ago

In honor of Kirk McCarthy
Vincent Trent (Alumni ’72, ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78)

2 months ago

The formidable years of my life growing up in Detroit.
James Dixon

2 months ago

Miguel Biagas
Marchette Richardson (Alumni ’80)

2 months ago

Because I made some of my best experiences there.
Celeste Orse-Hatchett (Alumni ’69, ’70, Parent ’92)

2 months ago

In memory of Robert and Marion Orse
Appreciated the very good education we received at Gesu. Also in the class of '71. Liked the comment of class of '72 being 50 yrs special! That's special! Loving it!!
Sandra Battle

2 months ago

In memory of Thelma Olfus
Gesu, a wonderful and caring Community
Michelle Gaskill-Hames (Alumni ’87)

2 months ago

In honor of Ivan Gaskill
Gesu Church and School provided me with an exceptional educational and spiritual foundation as a child and young adult. I am eternally grateful! Congratulations on 100 years of blessings and May God pave the way for 100 more!
Janet WILLIAMS

2 months ago

In honor of Benjamin A Williams
My Dad. He was a devout Roman Catholic. He lived the Church.
Timothy Watson

2 months ago

In honor of Richard Watson
Tonya Williams (Parent ’19)

2 months ago

We look forward to seeing everyone!
Julie Kramer Koehler (Alumni ’78)

2 months ago

In memory of Richard and James Kramer
Carlton Orse (Alumni ’68, ’73)

2 months ago

In memory of Kristen G. Orse
Tom O'Brien (Alumni ’58, ’64)

2 months ago

Such a Great School, Parish, Neighborhood & People/Friends!
Sarah James (Alumni ’84)

2 months ago

In honor of Ann and James Reilly
Sue McElhone (Alumni ’74)

2 months ago

In honor of Chuck and Ginny McElhone
My parents, Chuck and Ginny who purposefully moved us to the city to provide a rich and diverse upbringing.
Henry Bodiya (Alumni ’69)

2 months ago

What a great education, friends for life, and such a wonderful gift to the neighborhood.
Karen Van Antwerp (Alumni ’81)

2 months ago

Being part of the Gesu community brings joy to my heart!
John Barrett (Alumni ’74)

2 months ago

I have fond memories of my years at Gesu
Emmett Moten

2 months ago

I support Gesu because of the close community, and to serve God. Emmett & Loran Moten
PATTY FALLON NICHOLS (Alumni ’61, Faculty/Staff)

3 months ago

In honor of In honor of John Joseph and Mary Delores Ulrich Fallon In memory of
In honor of our beloved parents MARY DELORES ULRICH & JOHN JOSEPH FALLON whom provided all seven of us with a strong foundation for our Catholic faith as well as the opportunity and privilege of an excellent Catholic education provided by the religious communities of the IHM Sisters and the JESUIT Priests. Also, in memory of our deceased sister SHARON FALLON MEISNITZER, class of 1959.
Karen Smith-Valenti (Alumni ’68)

3 months ago

In memory of Brother: Larry Smith; Sister: Dr Joanne Smith-Repicky
Michael Whalen (Alumni ’70, Faculty/Staff)

3 months ago

A wonderful parish community in which to grow up! Lifetime friends and cherished memories of so many learning experiences!!
Michelle Chutorash Van Camp (Alumni ’66)

3 months ago

In memory of Gus & Mary Anne Chutorash, Ronald & Richard Chutorash
Keep going “Gesu Strong”!
Ann Samul (Alumni ’69)

3 months ago

Looking forward to seeing my childhood friends!!
GERARD SIMONY (Alumni ’64)

3 months ago

Look forward to the Reunion
Kathleen Samul (Faculty/Staff)

3 months ago

Gesu has provided our family with a thoughtful and meaningful place to practice our faith for 45 years. We have celebrated weddings, births, sacraments, and the end of life with the Gesu Community. We appreciate the support of the Jesuits and the parish teams that have always been there for our family.
Kathleen Rogers

3 months ago

In memory of My Sister, Margaret Ann Rogers
Congratulations and blessings to Gesu on its Centennial Celebration. May Gesu Parish continue its ministry to the Detroit community for years to come.
Robert Latson (Alumni ’84)

3 months ago

In honor of Gilbert Fox
Gesu Church and School is more like a community of like minded individuals who Love and Support your every action. I have grown with my class 0f 84 through the good times and the bad and sad and i must say you all are my true blue friends and i love you so so much......over and out Robert Latson
Monique Guest (Alumni ’80)

3 months ago

Gesu is a family that has kept many of us together. Looking forward to seeing you all.
John Anderson (Alumni ’85)

3 months ago

Can't wait to see everyone!
George Kelly (Alumni ’50)

3 months ago

In honor of Walter E. and Helen Kelly
Go Giants.
Ann Love (Alumni ’68)

3 months ago

Looking forward to attending and catching up with my Gesu friends!
Tim Kuras

3 months ago

In honor of Class of 1959
Raynette Owens (Alumni ’80)

3 months ago

Hello my Gesu Giants keep up the good work!
Robert Marable (Alumni ’76)

3 months ago

In memory of My parents Edward and Dorothy Marable and my sister Diane Marable
Kathy Saunders (Faculty/Staff)

3 months ago

Started my teaching career at Gesu. Those five years set the foundation for my entire successful career! Recently retired after thirty plus years of teaching.
Rhonda Taylor (Alumni ’76)

3 months ago

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. Taylor
Timothy Koen (Alumni ’70)

3 months ago

In memory of Ann E, Koen
Ann graduated from Gesu in 1969. A brilliant mind and great sense of humor. Ann excelled at everything she did.
Paul Janisse (Alumni ’67)

3 months ago

Although I give to Charitable causes, it feels so much more rewarding to support Gesu School's efforts to educate and help prepare today's children for all of their tomorrows. Love to all of the Gesu Community both past and present!
Jill McCoy (Alumni ’79)

3 months ago

Giants!
David Massaron

3 months ago

It is a great school and offers strong values for a diverse student body.
Jean Lewis

3 months ago

In memory of My husband, Bennie Lewis Jr.
I am a long standing parishioner and my children, Kyra & Vincent received an excellent education at Gesu.
Lawrence David Duffield; Donna Duffield (Alumni ’69)

3 months ago

In honor of Robert and Maureen Duffield married in Gesu Church
Wonderful memories of Gesu school and all the friends, many still friends today!
Joseph J. Moch (Alumni ’17)

3 months ago

Thank you Gesu for your dedication!
Jalen Hamlett (Alumni ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16)

3 months ago

L
Duke Marlin

4 months ago

I have many friends that are alumni.
Darlene Frederick

4 months ago

In memory of Lee and Ellen Butcher, Frank and Ann Lakomy
Thank you for providing an outstanding Catholic education for all current and future students!
John McElhone (Alumni ’80)

4 months ago

Names, faces and memories of friends and teachers are filling my heart and mind in this moment! So many good times!
Paul Diehl (Alumni ’69)

4 months ago

In honor of Gerald & Jo Diehl
Thank you to everyone continuing to help the Gesu community.
Carol Hermes (Alumni ’70)

4 months ago

In memory of Patricia and Edward Snyder - long time parishioners
KIM PORTER-HOPPE (Alumni ’70)

4 months ago

Thank you!
Linda Ernst (Alumni ’80)

4 months ago

In honor of Jeanine Ellis. Joe Ostrowski, and any other of our 1980 class that we have lost.
Looking forward to seeing all the friends, classmates, and hopefully teachers to celebrate all the learning, love and life lessons we shared.
Lia Shreve (Alumni ’79)

4 months ago

In honor of Sharon & Clifford Kelley
I am so excited to attend Gesu’s Centennial Birthday’! So many great memories & friends for a lifetime!!!!
Lynn Stevens Naoum (Alumni ’69)

4 months ago

In honor of Mary Andrecovich
Awesome teacher/woman who had a profound impact on the course of my life.
Janis Mueller (Alumni ’76)

4 months ago

Best school and church in Detroit and a great neighborhood.
Vanusa Lesinski

4 months ago

Looking forward to meeting my husband Kevin's classmates and friends from Gesu.
Barbara Novak (Alumni ’76)

4 months ago

Looking forward to the reunion and seeing Gesu school again!
Tom Dooley (Alumni ’72)

4 months ago

In honor of The Dooley family
Looking forward to this great event!!
Mary Chris Foxworthy (Alumni ’66)

4 months ago

Hoping the class of 1966 has a large turnout!
Linda Keimig (Alumni ’67)

5 months ago

In honor of Florence & John Rittersdorf
Gesu Parish has provided a "rock-solid" foundation for so many Detroit families for 100 years! The Church and School continue to be such an essential part of the community. Looking forward to seeing everyone in July!
Annie Bussinger (Alumni ’71)

5 months ago

I have such fond memories of my grade school years at Gesu. The very first earth day made a huge impact on me, thanks to all of the teachers who went all out for that important day. I commute by bicycle and have for many years and I thank all of the cool nuns for being so passionate about the importance of this so very important stewardship!
Ann Ward (Alumni ’68)

5 months ago

Great community to grow up In Detroit ♥️ Keep going so many more generations can benefit.
Carrie Simmons

5 months ago

I joined Gesu church with my late husband, Judge Louis F. Simmons, over 30 years ago. The Gesu Parish community has been very supportive of my family for so many years. Congratulations to Gesu Church for its' 100 anniversary!
Martha Manare (Alumni ’76)

5 months ago

Looking forward to a celebration with my Gesu family.
JOHN FARRELL (Alumni ’57)

5 months ago

In gratitude for the excellent educational, ethical, and spiritual foundation I received at Gesu. These blessings were gracefully and lovingly dispensed by, among others, Sister Paetra, Sister Ann Pauline, Sister Valerie, Sister John Elizabeth, Sister Ann Pauline (again), Sister Jonathan, Mrs. Enderby, and Mrs. Roy. Also, in thanks for the classmates who contributed so much to the many happy memories of youth I still enjoy and treasure.
MaryBeth Lagrou (née Kray) (Alumni ’72)

6 months ago

I have so many wonderful memories of the families and friends I grew up with at Gesu. I am grateful for the solid foundation, good education and many lifelong friendships. I wish every kid could have a Gesu 💚
Rachel Brennan

6 months ago

Gesu has been my parish for over 50 years. My late Husband when to Gesu School as well as our 5 children. 4 Graduated from Gesu and my youngest transferred to U of D High School after the 7th grade.
Mignon Marshall (Alumni ’77)

6 months ago

In honor of Alexis Mazique
Ruby Duffield (Alumni ’73)

6 months ago

In honor of The many branches of the Head family who attended Gesu.
Thank you for organizing this event. Growing up in the University District was an incredibly enriching experience and Gesu was a big part of that. Looking forward to July 30.
Kimberley Brown Naylor (Alumni ’78)

6 months ago

I have Great memories of a great school and education! Gesu was my foundation to my wonderful life!!!
Thomas Howe (Alumni ’67)

6 months ago

A Great School within a Great Neighborhood which provided so many Great Memories and a Great Education. It was the Special Families that were a part of GESU parish that I cherished then and now! We are all truly indebted to GESU!!
Jack Betts

6 months ago

Gesu is a diverse community of warm, considerate people and clergy.
Mark Jones (Alumni ’77)

6 months ago

Can’t wait!
Teresa Stevens (Alumni ’74)

6 months ago

In honor of Agnes M and Donald F Stevens
So grateful for the excellent education received!
Kelly Campos (Alumni ’90)

7 months ago

So excited to bring my family to see the old stomping grounds!
Janet Kubicki - Bilse (Alumni ’73)

7 months ago

In honor of Katie Reese
Can’t wait to see everybody again! Looking forward to it!
Lillian (Rene) Brooks (Alumni ’81)

7 months ago

Looking forward to the celebration!
Richard Lindeman (Alumni ’66)

7 months ago

Happy 100! Best wishes for another successful 100!
Kathleen O'Rourke Jefferson (Alumni ’66)

7 months ago

In honor of Our parents Thomas and Rosemary O'Rourke
Sarah Gryniewicz

7 months ago

Gesu is such a wonderful heart of love and faith in Detroit. We're thrilled to be a part of the community
Cathy Lee

8 months ago

In honor of 100 years of faith, service and community.
Peggy (Leichtweis) Matta (Alumni ’66)

8 months ago

Great education and great memories! Looking forward to celebrating Gesu and the start of the next 100 years!
Deborah Grobbel Johnson (Alumni ’66)

8 months ago

In honor of Gary Grobbel
Loved my time at good ole Gesu!
Maureen Dooley (Alumni ’68)

8 months ago

In memory of Gabrielle Malcolm & Michael Dooley
Kyra Lewis Leverett (Alumni ’77)

8 months ago

Wonderful memories, lifelong friendships and strong academic foundation
Marcia Cooke

9 months ago

In honor of Ella Randolph Cooke
Ann Oswald Benett (Alumni ’72)

9 months ago

In honor of Jim, Mo and Maggie Oswald
Mark McCarthy (Alumni ’68)

10 months ago

In memory of Kirk Patrick McCarthy
Always a Gesu Giant
Karen Rease-Clark (Alumni ’77, Parent ’06, ’08)

10 months ago

Gesu School continues to be a strong foundation of education and values for children. Go Gesu!!!
James "Andy" Stevens (Alumni ’72)

10 months ago

'72 Gesu Giants, league football champs!!
Kelly Dean (Alumni ’74, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79)

10 months ago

I had the best educational experience, both academically and socially at Gesu!
Linda (Jefferson) Evans (Alumni ’67)

10 months ago

Gesu was my foundation in so many ways. Looking forward celebrating 100 years of excellence along with my ‘69, ‘71 & ‘73 siblings!
Patrick Duggan (Alumni ’67)

10 months ago

In honor of William Duggan, Sr.
My Dad, part of the Greatest Generation, made sure all his kids received a great education.

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