On September 14, 1994, the Provincial of the Wisconsin Province of the
Society of Jesus prepared the way for the second century of Gesu's
parish life. After a two-year process that attempted to "clarify,
redefine and maximize" the collaboration between Gesu, Marquette
University and the Marquette University Jesuit Community, the
Provincial decided to separately incorporate Gesu as an Archdiocesan
Parish, sponsored by the Society of Jesus.
With the blessing of Archbishop Rembert Weakland, he called us to
embrace the parish territory entrusted to us, especially the Marquette
community. So, though parishioners will continue to be gathered to Gesu
from all over the city, our special concern for the future, as a
parish, will be the care and involvement of the people of our
neighborhood and the Marquette community.