Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
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.
Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:
"What is your opinion?
A man had two sons.
He came to the first and said,
'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.'
He said in reply, 'I will not, '
but afterwards changed his mind and went.
The man came to the other son and gave the same order.
He said in reply, 'Yes, sir, ‘but did not go.
Which of the two did his father's will?"
They answered, "The first."
Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you,
tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you.
When John came to you in the way of righteousness,
you did not believe him;
but tax collectors and prostitutes did.
Yet even when you saw that,
you did not later change your minds and believe him."
Nourishing the Gift of Forgiveness
Santa Rosa Religious Education Congress
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8 am – 5 pm
Cardinal Newman High School
50 Ursuline Rd. Santa Rosa
Registration Fee $25.00/$35.00 at the door
Registration forms and session information
available HERE or at the parish office.
- 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Late Registration - $35.00 fee
- 9:00 AM - Holy Mass Bishop Robert F. Vasa
- 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Keynote Address
- 11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Session 1
- 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch/Visit Exhibits
- 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Session 2
- 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Session 3
- 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Session 4
Our Children's Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 4:15 pm in the Church. The only criteria for
joining this choir is "a love to sing"! They sing once a month at the 9 am Sunday liturgy. All children are welcome!! Please call Frances at 837-8962 ext. 208 if you have questions
Every October, people in various places may notice something odd. A procession of animals, dogs, cats, hamsters and even horses are brought to churches for a special ceremony called “THE BLESSING OF THE PETS”. This special blessing is in remembrance of St Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship. For single households, or the elderly, a pet can be a true companion. Many people arrive home from work to find their furry friend overjoyed at their return! No wonder people enjoy the opportunity to take their animal companions to the church for this special blessing. Church is the place where the bond of creation is celebrated!
This year, “THE BLESSING OF THE PETS” will take place on Sunday, October 5th at 3 pm in the parking lot of our church. All pets should be on a leash and well behaved.
For sick or non-social pets you can say the following blessing at home: “Heavenly Father,
Maker of all living creatures,
You inspired St. Francis to call all animals his brothers and sisters.
We ask you to bless this animal, and by the power of your love,
Enable it to live according to your plan.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures!”
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