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Our Lady of Guadalupe




The Pastors Corner

a priest

Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG


MUSICIAN NEEDED

There is an opening at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for a keyboard player familiar with contemporary and gospel styles of music. This individual must be able to read music and accompany a cantor/choir. Beginning schedule will be every second and third Sunday at the 9 am liturgy with rehearsals during the week.
If you are interested, please contact:
Father Michaelraj at :
 707. 837.8962



SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Therese of Lisieux - The Little Flower

St. Therese of Lisieux -
The Little Flower


Saint Therese of Lisieux is the patron of sick people, florists, aviators, tuberculosis, France, and Russia. She received a vision of the Child Jesus just before her 14th birthday which developed in her an incredible faith. St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower, struggled with tuberculosis throughout her twenties and wrote her memories and ideas into a book entitled Story of a Soul. She has many miracles attributed to her and she has been declared a Doctor of the Church. St. Therese of Lisieux's feast day is October 1st.



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

Vatican Information Services

Vatican News Online

Vatican on YouTube



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Click on the logo above to connect to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Facebook page.



Click on the picture below to read the online version of
North Coast Catholic

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Click on the link below to light a virtual candle for your intentions, your requests, your blessings during the Advent Season. You may want to begin or end your day with the sacred ritual of lighting a candle. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. Click the link to get started.

Light A Candle




Mary Agatha Furth Center

Weddings, Meetings, Parties
& Events in the Wine Country. 707 837-7620

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Click or scan the QR Code for more information on the Mary Agath Furth Center.



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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.




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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.

              Schedule
  • 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




children's choir

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



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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!”


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

Daily Readings - Audio

Reflection on Daily Readings - Video

Catechism

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Saint of the Day

National Catholic Reporter

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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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Click here for the Guadalupe Good News weekly bulletin



OLG Religious Gift Store

Winter hours at the Gift Store have begun See new schedule of hours below.

We have Christmas cards available in the gift store for the incredible price of $1.00 for the entire pack! There are 20 in a pack and the pictures are of our own stained glass windows in our beautiful church!

Winter  Hours
Closed Monday
Tues. - 9:30 - noon
Wed. 9:30 - noon and
4:30 - 7 pm
Thursday- 9:30 - noon and
4:30 - 7 pm
Fri., Sat. - 4:30 - 7 pm
Sunday -10 am - noon




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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.



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 Ron Skaar. 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. We also serve hot dogs. 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.