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.
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When the days for Jesus' being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
"Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?"
Jesus turned and rebuked them,
and they journeyed to another village.
As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him,
"I will follow you wherever you go."
Jesus answered him,
"Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
And to another he said, "Follow me."
But he replied, "Lord, let me go first and bury my father."
But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
And another said, "I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home."
To him Jesus said, "No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God."
The Ride to Mass Ministry needs drivers. I am the only driver and I also bring Eucharist to assisted living people on Sunday after Mass, so it's not always convenient for those seeking a ride. “Lita” called me yesterday and begged for someone to take her to 5 o'clock Mass as she hasn’t been to
church in almost a year. Please call Joe Tembrock at 707-568-6061
or contact the parish office if you can help.
The 7th Annual OLG Golf Tournament is coming up
July 15th, 2016.
It's being held at the Windsor Golf Course.
noon and shotgun start at 1 pm.
There will be BBQ’d oysters and hors d’oeuvres along with a Margarita (on the rocks) Bar, Silent Auction and Raffle before dinner at the Mary Agatha Furth Center. Join in the fun.
Dinner tickets ($25.00) will not be sold at the door.
Watch for the Golf Poster outside the front of the church and get your dinner
tickets, raffle tickets ($2.00 each or 12 for $20.00) and registration forms from committee members after the weekend masses or check with the parish office for
tickets and more info.
Quote from Pope Francis:
Year of Mercy
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.
"Jesus gave us the law of love: to love God and to love one another as brothers. And the Lord did not fail to explain it a bit further, with the Beatitudes, which nicely summarize the Christian approach. Let us look first of all at the verbs Jesus uses: love; do good; bless; pray; offer; do not refuse; give. With these words, Jesus shows us the path that we must take, a path of generosity. He asks us first and foremost to love."
— Pope Francis
Thank you for participating in our
Lenten service project of “comfort bags” for the homeless.
We assembled and distributed over 60 bags to the homeless last week with
socks, soap, washcloths and other goodies in them.
To provide you with the
opportunity to continue this service throughout the year, we are going to
continue preparing bags and have them available in the church office. If
you wish to participate, you can pick one of these bags in the office and
have it available to hand out when you see a needy person. Together, we can
let everyone know they are important. Thank you
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prayer Garden Sponsorship Information
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
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)
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