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Our Lady of Guadalupe




The Pastors Corner

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Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG



SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Eustachius

St. Eustachius

Saint Eustachius is the patron of hunters, firefighters, torture victims, and trappers. He was initially a pagan Roman general but after a hunting trip in which he saw a crucifix between the antlers of a stag, he converted as did his entire family. He was then removed from his family and wealth once word reached Roman officials of his conversion. Saint Eustachius was then called back to duty to help repel barbarians from Rome which allowed him to be temporarily reunited with his family, however, he refused to celebrate by sacrificing to pagan idols which resulted in him and his family being burned alive in a bronze bull.



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pope francis

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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candle

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 told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about nine o’clock, the landowner saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ So they went off. And he went out again around noon, and around three o’clock, and did likewise. Going out about five o’clock, the landowner found others standing around, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’ When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.’ When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage. And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’ He said to one of them in reply, ‘My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’ Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.”




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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assorted domestic pets

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

Weekly Movie Ratings and Reviews
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Saint of the Day

National Catholic Reporter

Ave Maria Radio





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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.

DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, ALL BIBLES WILL BE 10 % OFF; INCUDING CHILDREN'S BIBLES. CATECHISTS WHO TEACH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WILL RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT ON ALL BIBLES

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.