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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTION
FOR DECEMBER

  • The Future of the Very Young

     That every country takes the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

 St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross (1542–1591) was born to a poor family in Old Castile, Spain. His father married below his rank and was disinherited as a result. After his father's early death, John was raised in poverty by his mother. He studied and served at a local hospital while committing himself to severe penances. Uncertain of his life's direction, he was told in prayer that he should enter religious life in order to bring reform. John joined the ancient Carmelite Order and received permission to observe their original rule of life, quickly earning a reputation for his humility, obedience, and religious fervor. He later met St. Teresa of Avila, a reforming Carmelite abbess who recognized the greatness of John's virtue and requested his assistance to found a monastery of friars under the primitive Carmelite rule, as she had done for her nuns. Together they founded the Discalced Carmelites, a contemplative order of strict religious observance. His reforms began to spread, and as a result John was captured, imprisoned, and physically abused by his fellow friars. His sufferings helped him to write his most famous work, Dark Night of the Soul. After nine months he made a miraculous escape and he went on to found and govern several Carmelite monasteries. St. John of the Cross became an authority on the spiritual life, and his profound writings and poetry are considered among the greatest of all Spanish literature. Because of his invaluable writings he was named a Doctor of the Church and the patron saint of mystics, contemplatives, and Spanish poets. His feast day is December 14th.



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Prayer list for Family Members in the U.S. Military Service

Navy: Andrew Rodriguez, Sean Mulligan-E3, Patrick Murray (Annapolis), Eva Martinez
Army: Daniel Joseph Wayner, Greg Simson, Enrique Rosas, Ariel Lockwood
Marines: Brian Ahlin, Jeff Eriksen, John Eriksen, James Bergeron, Ana E. Prado, Patrick Scannell
Air Force: Tyler McConnon, Nathan Skavdal, George Nuno
Coast Guard: Roy Edwards-E6


Prayers for our Parishioners

Joseph Moura, Ramiro Ramirez, Bud Moretton, Elenor Espino, Jean Peter’s, Lonnie Landeros, Roberto Garcia, Maria de la Luz Gonzalez, Joe Hernandez , Marcella McGee Hagan, Maria del Rosario Rosas Almanza, Lucy Contreras, Victor Bertuccelli , Ted Connell, Ester Albor, Alicia Perez, Raul Contreras Nunez, Francisco Carrillo, Ascari Farias, Fidel Carrillo, Michael J. Giron, Deacon Phillip Salazar, Guadalupe Carrillo, Verna Parker, Mary and John Wesolowski, Tara Lee Ann Sousa, Olivia Cruz, Gloria Martinez Clifford, Jeanette Scarfuto, Eve Dohner, Consuelo Gutierrez Maldonado, Cesario Gonzalez Flores, Brian Miguel Lopez .

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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.


GOSPEL

DECEMBER 08, 2019

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John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: A voice of one crying out in the desert, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. John wore clothing made of camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in his hand. He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."


Prayer to St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all other evil spirits who prowl the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Now, as never before, the Church needs the intercession of St. Michael.
Please say this prayer every day.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Giving Tree
We hope to provide Christmas gifts for the needier children of our parish again this year. Please pick up a tag from the Giving Tree. Tags are again color coded – yellow for girls, blue for boys. All gifts, wrapped, with tag attached, must be returned by Wed. December 18th to be distributed starting December 20st.  If you can’t get a present back to us by 12/18, please consider a money donation and we will do the shopping for you. We are suggesting gifts averaging $20. Help make the birthday of Jesus a special day of love and caring for each child in our community. Call Denise at 695-2244 if you have any questions.



Prayers for Priests Calendar
December 2019

 A project of the Santa Rosa Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

Join daily by saying at least one prayer for the
 Priest of the day
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 Loving Father, bless our Priests and let the Radiance of your love embrace Rev. Gary Lombardi, Retired.

Prayer for Vocations: O Lord, our God, with love and care you provided companions to the apostles to assist them in teaching and proclaiming that
 you are with us. Grant to us, your servants here in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, priests to do your work, for our need is great.



Save the Date for the Knights of Columbus
 Crab Feed Dinner and Dance.
Saturday January 25th 2020.
Doors open at 5:30.
Early bird tickets are only $50
Later they will be $60
No tickets will be sold at the door!


Preparing for and Dealing with Power Shutoffs

This project originated to assist residents of the Lakewood Hills area of Windsor, California and people in the greater fire-risk community to deal with planned power shutoffs by the commercial electric power provider. Health, safety, comfort, property protection, resilience and care for those residents who require extra assistance are the key concerns.

These guidelines pertain primarily to the suburban neighborhoods where most residents live in single family detached buildings, townhomes or duplexes and have the means to procure necessary items in advance.

While many of the preparatory and adaptive steps outlined here will apply to people living in urban areas, rural environments, in multiple-unit dwellings or in other settings, the contributors to this project did not have the experience to specifically address all of those needs.

Secondary goals of the project are to provide this information to people in all areas at risk for power shutoff and to document lessons learned for future benefit.

Click HERE to download the complete guidelines document.



MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

  month of the Immaculate Conception
 

The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full of grace, preserving her from the stain of Original Sin. Mary Immaculate is the most beautiful fruit of the work of redemption accomplished by her Son, thereby making her the perfect model of holiness for all Christians.


  

RCIA (Adult Religious Formation)
If you are interested in being baptized, need confirmation and Holy Eucharist or are interested in becoming Catholic, please call Pamela Faure at 707-396-0530 or email her at Prbfaure@gmail.com.
You may also call the parish office 707-837-8962.


If for any reason, you or someone you know, is unable to attend Mass, please call the office at 707-837-8962, and request Communion. Our ministry is ready to assist you . We are not just for people who are dying. Whether you need us for a week or many weeks, just call. We wish to serve.


PRAYER GARDEN

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Prayer Garden Sponsorship bricks are now available

Sponsor a brick in memory or in honor of a family member or to commemorate a special event. Bricks may also be used to give thanks by means of a simple prayer.

"Intent to Sponsor " forms are available at the church office, religious gift store or may be downloaded from the Information/Prayer Garden page.

Parish Office hours are:
Monday - Tuesday,
9:30 am to 5:00 pm,
 Wednesday - Friday
9:30 am to 5:30 pm.





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.

Daily Readings

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Catechism

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National Catholic Reporter

Ave Maria Radio

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The Pastors Corner

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Fr. Carlos Ortega,
Pastor OLG

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - TUESDAY
9:30am - 5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
9:30am - 5:30pm

CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS



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Mass Schedule:

Monday - No Mass

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:
9:30 am Tues - Fri
4:30 p.m. Saturday
12 noon Sunday

By appointment any day except Monday

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OLG Religious Gift Store

Faith Rose Gifts is the name of our new smaller gift shop.  

It is located in the Liturgy Office. If you are entering from the back parking lot, the door is to your right, before you enter the court yard.

The shop will be open on Sunday- Wednesday from 10 am to 12pm, Saturday from 3pm to 5 pm. Closed Thursday and Friday.


Our shop will carry aids to prayer, greeting cards as well as other religious items. Cash and checks will be the acceptable form of payment. (No credit cards)

 
The mission statement of Faith Rose Gift Shop is to provide an opportunity for our parish family to shop for gifts, which celebrate our faith. Our name, Faith Rose, is based on the Faith of our Mother Mary and the Rose, which symbolizes the miracle of Guadalupe, when Our Lady had roses appear in the desert to Juan Diego.

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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BINGO EVERY MONDAY

Our Lady of Guadalupe has bingo activities every Monday. 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.


Mary Agatha Furth Center

Weddings, Meetings, Parties, Events in the Wine Country. 707 837-7620. Click or scan the QR Code below for more information on the Mary Agath Furth Center.

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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.