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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of February
  • Universal:
    Care for Creation
    That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.
  • Evangelization: Asia
    That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.


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

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita (b. 1869) was born into a wealthy Sudanese family near Darfur. She was kidnapped when she was nine years old and sold into slavery. Her kidnappers named her Bakhita (“fortunate” in Arabic). She was sold and resold, beaten and tortured by her owners, until in 1883 she was purchased by a kind Italian consul. He brought her to Italy to work as a nanny until, in 1889, the Italian government declared her a free woman and that she had never legally been a slave. She chose to stay in Italy and was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1890. She received her First Holy Communion from the future Pope Pius X. She took the Christian name of Josephine, and in 1896 joined the Institute of Canossian Daughters of Charity. During her 50 years in religious life, her amiable spirit and warm heart won the affection of all. She was known for her charity towards children and the poor, her indomitable spirit during the hardship of slavery, and her joy in religious life. Saint Josephine Bakhita is the patron of Sudan, and her feast day has been designated the International Day of Prayer to Stop Human Trafficking. Her feast day is February 8th. 




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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.


Free Tax Preparation
 “Earn it, Keep it, Save it”

 Starting next Sat 2/6 at our Lady of Guadalupe, you can get your taxes done for free by certified preparers. Taxes will prepared every Saturday
from 9 to 12
except Easter weekend and 3 Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 on 2/15, 2/29 and 3/28. To make an appointment call 211.
You will need to bring the following information for your tax appointment:

  • Original Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • Original Social Security Card or ITIN for each person on tax return
  • W-2 or 1099-MISC for all jobs held
  • All 1098’s, 1099’s, 1095-A,B,C and all other tax forms
  • Checking or savings account information; including routing and account numbers for fast direct deposit refunds
  • Last year’s tax return if available
  • Childcare provider information
  • Landlord’s name, address, and phone number for renter’s credit



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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

"What a beautiful thing that the Church begins her daily prayer with the words, 'O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me'. The assistance we ask for is already the first step of God's mercy toward us. He comes to visit us in our weakness. And his help consists in helping us accept his presence and closeness to us. Day after day, touched by his compassion, we also can become passionate towards others."

—Pope Francis




Jesus speaking to Simon

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening
to the word of God,
he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.
He saw two boats there alongside the lake;
the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.
Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon,
he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore.
Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,
“Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Simon said in reply,
“Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing,
but at your command I will lower the nets.”
When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish
and their nets were tearing.
They signaled to their partners in the other boat
to come to help them. 
They came and filled both boats
so that the boats were in danger of sinking.
When Simon Peter saw this,
he fell at the knees of Jesus and said,
“Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him
and all those with him,
and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee,
who were partners of Simon.
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid;
from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore,
they left everything and followed him.




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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)






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



Opportunity!!

Religious Education Congress (RECongress) is February 26th to February 28th in Anaheim, CA.


 Join approximately 35,000 Catholics seeking an opportunity to learn and to rejoice in the presence of God’s Spirit.
 
For more information or a possible ride or room,
contact Joe Tembrock at
707-568-6061
.

Web site is:  www.recongress.org.

“I have attended the past 7 sessions in a row and this is an excellent opportunity to re-charge your spiritual batteries.”



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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'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.