Gesu's 125th Anniversary

On December 16, 1894, the Church of the Gesu was dedicated, bringing together two existing Jesuit parishes – St. Gall’s and Holy Name Parish. The church’s dedication was heralded as a significant event in the history of the Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Located in the heart of Milwaukee, the Gesu Catholic parish is grounded by Jesuit tradition and is centered on the Ignatian value of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – to the greater honor and glory of God.

In this anniversary year, we celebrate Gesu’s rich history, our commitment today to outreach, service and social justice, and our future as a robust inclusive, giving, and faith-filled community.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Lecture & Demonstration: The Evolution of the Great Gesu Pipe Organ

Dean Rosko, Parish Staff Organist, Upper Church

Sunday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m.

Past Pastor Mass: Fr. Edward Mathie, S.J., followed by reception in the Lower Church

Sunday, May 5 at 10:15 a.m.

Tour: The Art & Architecture of the Upper Church

John O’Brien, Gesu Parish Operations Administration

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