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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of Mayl
  • Universal:
    Respect for Women
    That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
  • Evangelization:
    Holy Rosary
    That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.


Here is the link where you can find the digital booklet containing pictures of Pope Francis in celebration of his first year: Click here

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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Petronille

Saint Petronille

Saint Petronille (1st c.), also known as Petronilla, was a virgin martyr of the early Church in Rome. According to tradition she was in some way connected to Saint Peter the Apostle; she may have been either his natural daughter, servant, convert (spiritual daughter), or co-worker. It is also tradition that Saint Petronilla was cured of palsy by Saint Peter. She is remembered for being beautiful, for refusing marriage to a pagan king due to her vow of chastity, and for suffering martyrdom for her unswerving faith. In the 8th century the chapel containing her relics became the burial place of French kings. This is because she was the supposed daughter of Saint Peter, and the French kings were considered the "adopted sons" of Saint Peter; therefore she was invoked as intercessor for all treaties between the Holy See and the French crown. Her relics were later moved to Saint Peter's Basilica, and on her feast day, Mass at Saint Peter's is offered for France and attended by French residents living in Rome. Saint Petronille is the patroness of the dauphins of France, mountain travelers, and against fever. Her feast day is May 31st.




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Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

MISSION STATEMENT

WE, THE CONGREGATION OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH, ROOTED IN A CARING COMMUNITY, ARE GUIDED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GROW IN LOVE AND COMPASSION. BY EXTENDING THE HEART AND HANDS OF OUR LADY IN OUR DAILY LIVES, WE JOYFULLY COMMIT OURSELVES TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL, CELEBRATE OUR FAITH AND ACKNOWLEDGE OUR DIVERSITY AS GOD’S PRECIOUS GIFT. WE PLEDGE TO SERVE THE NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF EVERYONE AND WILL STRIVE TO BUILD GOD’S KINGDOM OF LOVE, JUSTICE AND PEACE THROUGH WORSHIP, EVANGELIZATION AND SERVICE.



corpus christi

The feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday in honor of the institution of the Holy Eucharist (In the U.S. it is transferred to the following Sunday). It came about through the visions of a Belgian nun deeply devoted to the Blessed Sacrament, to whom Jesus appeared requesting a feast in honor of it. St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon shared this with the Church hierarchy, and after decades of opposition, Pope Urban IV instituted the feast of Corpus Christi for the universal Church in 1264, now called The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. There was a formal dispute on the real body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time in the Church's history, leading to the first recorded Eucharistic miracle at Orvieto, which proved the truth of the literal interpretation of Christ's doctrine. The pope requested that the liturgy for the feast be composed by St. Thomas Aquinas. It is considered one of the most sublimely poetic liturgies of the Church. Corpus Christi is traditionally accompanied with Eucharistic processions through the city streets, most notably by the Pope in Rome.


Help!!!!
The Ride to Mass Ministry needs drivers. I am the only driver and I also bring Eucharist to assisted living people on Sunday after Mass, so it's not always convenient for those seeking a ride. “Lita” called me yesterday and begged for someone to take her to 5 o'clock Mass as she hasn’t been to church in almost a year. Please call Joe Tembrock at 707-568-6061 or contact the parish office if you can help.



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The 7th Annual OLG Golf Tournament is coming up
July 15th, 2016.

 It's held at the Windsor Golf Course.
Registration is at 11 am and shotgun start at noon.
There will be BBQ’d oysters and hors d’oeuvres along with a Margarita (on the rocks) Bar, Silent Auction and Raffle before dinner at the Mary Agatha Furth Center. Join in the fun. Dinner tickets will not be sold at the door so sign up for golf and get your dinner and raffle tickets after the weekend masses or check with the parish office for more info.


Thank you for participating in our Lenten service project of “comfort bags” for the homeless.
We assembled and distributed over 60 bags to the homeless last week with socks, soap, washcloths and other goodies in them. To provide you with the opportunity to continue this service throughout the year, we are going to continue preparing bags and have them available in the church office. If you wish to participate, you can pick one of these bags in the office and have it available to hand out when you see a needy person. Together, we can let everyone know they are important.
Thank you 



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                                Quote from Pope Francis:
 
Dear brothers and sisters,
 I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36).  Jesus’ reminder urges each of us never to stop at the surface of things, especially when we have a person before us. We are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart in order to see how much generosity everyone is capable of. No one can be excluded from the mercy of God; everyone knows the way to access it and the Church is the house where everyone is welcomed and no one is rejected. Her doors remain wide open, so that those who are touched by grace may find the assurance of forgiveness.
 

Year of Mercy

Weekly Reflection

"In the presence of a repentant people, God's justice is transformed into mercy and forgiveness. This challenges us by inviting us to make room for this same inner attitude. To become merciful, we must first acknowledge that we have done many things wrong: we are sinners! We need to know how to say: 'Lord, I am ashamed of what I have done in life'. If we act in this way, how many good things will follow. With this attitude of repentance we will be more capable of being merciful, because we feel God's mercy for us."

— Pope Francis 



Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God,
and he healed those who needed to be cured.
As the day was drawing to a close,
the Twelve approached him and said,
"Dismiss the crowd
so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms
and find lodging and provisions;
for we are in a deserted place here."
He said to them, "Give them some food yourselves."
They replied, "Five loaves and two fish are all we have,
unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people."
Now the men there numbered about five thousand.
Then he said to his disciples,
"Have them sit down in groups of about fifty."
They did so and made them all sit down.
Then taking the five loaves and the two fish,
and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing over them, broke them,
and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
They all ate and were satisfied.
And when the leftover fragments were picked up,
they filled twelve wicker baskets.





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Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prayer Garden Sponsorship Information

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A larger copy of the prayer garden layout may be downloaded HERE.


What will be sponsored

Olive Trees
 Each of the four (4) olive trees is to be sponsored by a single family (or ministry). The sponsor of the tree will be recognized on a bronze plaque positioned at the foot of the tree. The plaque can contain four (4) lines of text. The cost of sponsorship is $1,000 per tree.

 • Metal Benches
 Each of the four (4) metal benches is to be sponsored by a single family (or ministry). The sponsor of the bench will be recognized on a bronze plaque attached to the backrest of the bench. The plaque can contain three (3) lines of text. The cost of sponsorship is $800 per bench.

Grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe
 This statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is intended to be sponsored by numerous families (and ministries). Sponsorships will be recognized on 4"x8" paving bricks. These bricks will be located in an area on each side of the grotto platform. The brick can contain up to three (3) lines of text, and, if the sponsor wishes, a small drawing of either a cross or a dove carrying an olive branch. A given family (or ministry) may purchase more than one brick. The cost to sponsor is $50 for the first 4"x8" brick and $100 for each additional 4"x8" brick. Bricks that are 8"x8" can contain six (6) lines of text and are available at a cost of $500 each. Total cost of statue is $20,000.

 You can download a larger more detailed copy of the grotto HERE.
 A closeup picture of the statue and plaques may be downloaded
 by clicking
HERE.

 Becoming a Sponsor
 • Fill out an "Intent to Sponsor" Form
 The purpose of this form is to let us know that you wish to become a sponsor. The form is used to specify what you wish to sponsor and the text that you want to appear on the sponsorship plaque or brick. You do NOT have to make your sponsorship payment at the time that you fill out the form.
 Forms will be available after all masses on the weekend of 12/19/15 - 12/20/15. You can also pickup this form at the church office beginning on 12/21/15.

When sponsorship payments must be made
 • Olive trees and Benches - all payments must be made no later than 1/31/2016.
 • Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe - all payments must be made no later than 3/31/2016.

 • Where sponsorship payments must be made:
 • All sponsorship payments must be made at the church office. There will be no exceptions.
• Payments can be made with check, cash, or credit card.

If you want additional information, please contact the following individuals:

 Bette Ann Fleischacker (707) 206-5345
 Frances Rozowski (707) 837-8962 Ext 4
 Estella Prado (707) 292-3958 (Spanish)





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RESOURCES

We have collected a list that has information on some of our daily activities. Click on the links below to connect to the sites. If you need help, go to the top left of this page and click on "Home - Need Help" and it will take you to the page that lists available help in the Windsor/Santa Rosa area. We also have another page with more links at "Information > Catholic Links" at the top left of this page.

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The Pastors Corner

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Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG

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Mass Schedule:

Monday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service


Tuesday-Friday 9:00am
Bilingual

Saturday 5:00 pm
in English

Saturday 7:00 pm
in Spanish

Sunday 9:00 am
in English

Sunday 12:30 pm
in Spanish

Confessions:
4:30 p.m. Saturday
12 noon Sunday
and every morning
after 9 am mass.
By appointment any day except Monday



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Weekly Bulletin.



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Winter Hours

MONDAY - CLOSED
TUESDAY - 9:30AM - 12 NOON
WEDNESDAY - 5 - 7PM
THURSDAY - 5 - 7PM
FRIDAY - 9:30AM - 12 NOON
SATURDAY - 4:30 - 7PM
SUNDAY - 10AM - 12 NOON


GIFT SHOP GAB

We received the new encyclical by Pope Francis! We also have a new daily reflection book for his Year of Mercy which began on 12-8-15. There will be a "focus" table in the store for his books!

If you know of a saint that we should have a holy card for - PLEASE let me know! CONTACT FRANCES @
(707) 837-8962 X 208



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st. rita

St. Rita's Corner

Stop The Violence!

Verity was founded in 1974 in Sonoma County as a crisis line that men, women, or children who had been sexually assaulted could call. Over the past 38 years the organization has expanded its services to include Prevention/Education, and Crisis Intervention. That crisis line is still the only one of its kind in Sonoma County and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (707) 545-7273 for help.
The local YWCA hot line is (707) 546-1234, also available 24/7.



BINGO EVERY MONDAY

Our Lady of Guadalupe has a dinner meal for all participants, in addition to their Bingo activities, courtesy of our own Chef . Every Monday he makes a meal and serves it from 4 to 6 pm. The cost? $5.00. And don't forget we have free coffee too.  Every week will have a different menu, so plan to join us at the Mary Agatha Furth Main Hall. The $20.00 buy in includes a free raffle ticket for a door prize so come to the Center and have fun. You must be over 18 years old.