Community meal program temporarily moving to Church of the Gesu starting April 28 

A community meal program historically housed at Redeemer Lutheran Church will begin service at the Church of the Gesu beginning Sunday, April 28, while Redeemer Lutheran Church undergoes extensive renovations until early 2025. The Church of the Gesu offered to support the neighboring church by providing temporary space through October, at which point the program will move to a yet-to-be-determined temporary location while Gesu Parish undergoes its own interior renovation. 

The meal program, which serves about 80 to 100 people each week, will take place on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals will be held in Fr. Herian Hall in the lower level of the Gesu Parish Center. Marquette is working with Marquette University Police Department and the Church of the Gesu during this transition. Given Redeemer Lutheran Church’s placement within the MUPD patrol zone, the department is familiar with the program’s operations. 

Campus Ministry is additionally exploring opportunities for more students to become involved in service during this transition. Students involved in the Midnight Run/Noon Run have long volunteered with the program at Redeemer.