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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The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) set the date of Easter as the Sunday
following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or
after the vernal (spring) equinox.
We know that Easter must always occur on a Sunday, because Sunday was the
day of Christ's Resurrection. But why the paschal full moon? Because that
was the date of Passover in the Jewish calendar, and the Last Supper (Holy
Thursday) occurred on the Passover. Therefore, Easter was the Sunday after
The Church does not use the exact date of the paschal full moon but an
approximation, because the paschal full moon can fall on different days in
different time zones, which would mean that the date of Easter would be
different depending on which time zone you live in. For calculation
purposes, the full moon is always set at the 14th day of the lunar month
(the lunar month begins with the new moon). Likewise, the Church sets the
date of the vernal equinox at March 21, even though it can occur on March
20. Both approximations allow the Church to set a universal date for
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Journey To The Foot Of The Cross -
10 Things To Remember For Lent
Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent”: Click HERE.
Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain,and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence, and he said to him,
"All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.”
At this, Jesus said to him,“Get away, Satan!
It is written:
The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.”
Then the devil left him and, behold,angels came and ministered to him.
"In the poor and outcast we see Christ's face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ". - Pope Francis
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