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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Barbara Douglas (Alumni ’75)

a day 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)

a day ago

Mark Petrini alumnus 1963
Therese Comor (Alumni ’84)

a month 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)

3 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)

3 months ago

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

7 months ago

Looking forward to seeing old classmates..0.
Rhonda Taylor (Alumni ’76)

a day ago

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

2 days 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)

5 days 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)

7 days ago

Giants!
David Massaron

11 days ago

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

13 days 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)

14 days 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)

17 days ago

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

19 days ago

L
Duke Marlin

22 days ago

I have many friends that are alumni.
Darlene Frederick

24 days 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)

a month 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)

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month ago

Thank you!
Linda Ernst (Alumni ’80)

a month 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)

a month 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)

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 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)

2 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)

2 months ago

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

2 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)

2 months ago

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

3 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)

3 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

3 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)

3 months ago

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

3 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)

3 months ago

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

3 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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 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

5 months ago

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

5 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)

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Wonderful memories, lifelong friendships and strong academic foundation
Marcia Cooke

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 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)

7 months ago

In honor of William Duggan, Sr.
My Dad, part of the Greatest Generation, made sure all his kids received a great education.
Mark Petrini (Alumni ’67)

a day ago

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

a month ago

Alright.
Kristie Mimms (Alumni ’82)

2 months ago

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

3 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)

7 months ago

I am so glad Gesu continues to educate Detroit students!
Steven Miranda (Alumni ’71)

2 hours 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)

a day 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)

2 days ago

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

7 days 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)

8 days ago

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

12 days 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)

14 days ago

Keep
Leo Gabriel (Alumni ’71)

17 days ago

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

19 days ago

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

21 days ago

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

22 days ago

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

24 days 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)

a month 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)

a month 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)

a month 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)

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month ago

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

a month 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)

a month 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)

a month ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 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)

2 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)

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 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)

3 months ago

Stolat Gesu!
Nigel Fullick (Alumni ’66)

3 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)

3 months ago

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

3 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)

4 months ago

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

4 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)

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 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)

4 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

5 months ago

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

5 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)

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 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)

8 months ago

Gesu School--Still going strong. Keep up the good work!

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