The new book "Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School" chronicles the history of one of Detroit's most influential parishes. The book is full of nearly 200 photos from 1922 to today. Among its parishioners were four Detroit mayors, members of Congress, sports stars, auto industry titans and actors and artists. For author Patricia Montemurri, the book also reflects family history. The architects who designed or redesigned Gesu church, rectory, convent and school gym were her husband Paul G Diehl's grandfather and father. His mother's side of the family owned Detroit Stained Glass Works, which designed the church's windows.
Montemurri will be signing books at Gesu when the Detroit Mass Mob visits for 10:30 a.m. Mass on Oct. 15 at Gesu, 17180 Oak Drive, Detroit. Books sold through Gesu produce the most profit for Gesu School. The book retails for $21.99, and Gesu receives about 50 percent of list price when it's sold through Gesu. If the book is bought online via Arcadia or Amazon, that doesn't happen. If you can't make the Mass Mob event, you can order the book directly from Gesu. https://www.gesuschool.