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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of December
  • Evangelization:
    In the Service of the Transmission of Faith


    That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

 Our Lady of Loreto

Our Lady of Loreto
is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the house where Mary was born, the site of the Annunciation, and the dwelling place of the Holy Family. The tradition and history of the Holy House goes back to Apostolic times. In the 13th century the house was mysteriously moved in one piece from Nazareth in the Holy Land to a final resting place in Loreto, Italy, carried by angels, a miracle to which the Church attests. It was transported to prevent its destruction by Muslims who destroyed the basilica which housed it. A new basilica was built around the Holy House in Italy, known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the world. Written at the door of the basilica are these words: "The whole world has no place more sacred ... For here was the Word made Flesh, and here was born the Virgin Mother." Our Lady of Loreto is the patron of aviators, fliers, pilots, and builders. Her feast day is December 10th.



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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

This December our Church will celebrate its Silver Jubilee. To mark this special occasion in our parish history, we are asking for any photos that you might have of when our church was being constructed, our dedication ceremony, or any other events that took place over the years. We are planning to put together a collage of photos and a video timeline. Please bring the photos to the office or see Frances after Mass.



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

















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.


GOSPEL

December 9, 2018

Jesus

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert. John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah: A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”


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

Come and Celebrate With Us
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
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La Iglesias de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
8400 Old Redwood Highway Windsor, California 95492 

 CHRISTMAS EVE/NOCHE BUENA
Monday, December 24, 2018
Lunes 24 Diciembre 2018
4:00 p.m. Children’s Liturgy in English / La Misa en ingles
 7:00 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish/La Misa en español
9:00 p.m. Liturgy in English/ La Misa en ingles

CHRISTMAS DAY/NAVIDAD

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Martes 25 Diciembre 2018
9:00 a.m. Liturgy in English/ La Misa en ingles
12:30 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish/ La Misa en español

NEW YEARS DAY/AÑO NUEVO

Monday, January 1, 2019 Lunes 1 enero 2019
9:00 a.m. Liturgy in English/ La Misa en ingles
12:30 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish/ La Misa en español





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Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena
celebration December 12th

Novena

December 10 - Monday:
Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm and mass at 7:00.
December 11 - Tuesday:
Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm and mass at 7:00.

December 12
Morning
4:00 am Mañanitas with
Mariachi to the Blessed Virgin
 
Evening  
6:00 pm contest for children
with most authentic clothing 
7:00 pm Holy Mass



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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 19th to be distributed starting December 22st. That means we have four weekends, including this one to fulfill the need. If you cannot get a present back to us by 12/19, 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 questions.


Liturgical update:

In our prayer and worship as Catholics, we frequently use our bodies as well as our minds and voices. Especially in the Mass, we engage in actions that quickly become second nature. We stand; we kneel; we make the Sign of the Cross, etc. Yet, as time goes on, we may forget the reasons behind such actions.
Before the Gospel reading at Mass, we make the Sign of the Cross on our forehead, our lips, and over our heart. What is the meaning of this and why do we do it? There is nothing in the order of the Mass to indicate that the faithful in the pews should make such an action. Yet, many of us do. Quite simply, we are following the actions of the deacon (or priest) at that moment. After he announces "A reading from the holy gospel according to N.," the deacon (or priest) is instructed, in the rubrics (rules) of the Mass, to make the Sign of the Cross on his forehead, lips, and chest with a special prayer he says silently. Seeing this over the years, many of us have come to do the same! If we perform this action, we are encouraged to also say silently a brief prayer that prepares us to receive the Word of God. After saying “GLORY TO YOU, O LORD” aloud – we pray silently as we gesture.... “May the Word of the Lord be on my mind, on my lips, and in my heart.”
It is truly a profound prayer, opening ourselves up to the words of Jesus Christ and praying to understand, proclaim and live the Gospel message!

By Frances Rozowski


  

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 to 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.

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Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY to FRIDAY
9:30am - 5:30 pm


CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS


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Mass Schedule:

Monday 9:00 a.m.
Prayer 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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OLG Religious Gift Store

Faith Rose Gifts is the name of our new smaller gift shop. The shop will be open on Sunday’s from 9 am to 2pm. Our shop will carry aids to prayer, greeting cards as well as other religious items. It will be located in the Mary Agatha Furth center in the corner room by the north gate. 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. We are always looking for volunteers! We need volunteers for as little as 2 to 3 hours per week. Retail experience helpful but not required. Training will be provided. For further information, contact the church office. (707) 837-8962

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

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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.