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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of February
  • Universal:
    Say "No" to Corruption

    That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Margaret of Cortona

St. Margaret of Cortona

St. Margaret (1247-1297) was born in Tuscany, Italy, the only child of a working-class family. She lost her mother at age seven, and had a poor relationship with her stepmother. Margaret was spoiled, willful, reckless, and beautiful, and at the age of seventeen she left her father's house in the night and became the mistress of a young nobleman. She lived with him in his family castle for nine years and bore him a son, but he did not marry her due to her lower social class. One day he did not return home from a journey, and his hound came back to the castle alone. The dog led Margaret into the nearby wood where she discovered her lover brutally murdered. This shook her to her core. Her eyes were opened to the sinfulness of her way of life, and she became deeply repentant. She left his family castle with her son and sought out the Franciscan friars for spiritual direction. She then reformed her life through intense prayer, penance, and self-discipline, eventually joining the Third Order of St. Francis, and living in strict poverty and great charity towards the poor. St. Margaret of Cortona is the patron saint of the homeless, reformed prostitutes, midwives, single laywomen, the mentally ill, and the falsely accused. Her feast day is February 22nd.



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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

This December our Church will celebrate its Silver Jubilee. To mark this special occasion in our parish history, we are asking for any photos that you might have of when our church was being constructed, our dedication ceremony, or any other events that took place over the years. We are planning to put together a collage of photos and a video timeline. Please bring the photos to the office or see Frances after Mass.



Prayer list for Family Members in the U.S. Military Service

Navy: Andrew Rodriguez, Sean Mulligan-E3, Patrick Murray (Annapolis), Eva Martinez
Army: Daniel Joseph Wayner, Greg Simson, Enrique Rosas, Ariel Lockwood
Marines: Brian Ahlin, Jeff Eriksen, John Eriksen, James Bergeron, Ana E. Prado, Patrick Scannell
Air Force: Tyler McConnon, Nathan Skavdal, George Nuno
Coast Guard: Roy Edwards-E6

















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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As a precaution during what is becoming an especially tough flu season, the practice of drinking consecrated wine from a shared chalice is temporarily suspended. The Reception of Communion will be limited to consecrated hosts.

 In section 1377 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it states: “Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts.” When receiving the Eucharist, we receive the fullness of the Body and Blood of Christ under the species of bread alone or wine alone. Communion is more complete when receiving both kinds, but receiving both is not required.

The Sign of Peace, which is often done with a handshake, and the practice of holding hands during the recitation of the “Our Father” will be left up to each individual. For those who prefer not to shake hands during the Sign of Peace, a simple smile or slight bow is acceptable. Please respect their choices.

If you are sick, please stay home and rest. You are automatically dispensed from your obligation to attend Mass due to illness.


Reconciliation/Confession
Has it been awhile since you've been to confession? Are you hesitant to go? Download this brochure for a step by step guide to reconciliation and put aside your fears. It will take you through from beginning to end.



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                SVDP Main Course Dinner
 On Thursday, February 22, 2018, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold its annual Main Course event, but this year it will be held at the Mary Agatha Furth Center in Windsor! We would like to invite you to come celebrate St. Vincent de Paul’s recently launched programs, and our organization’s 60th Anniversary of service to the poor in Sonoma County! All proceeds from the event will support the St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen in Downtown Santa Rosa.
Tickets are just $35 per person. The doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner is at 7:15 pm. Guests will be served hearty Italian food by our Sonoma County favorite, the Pasta King, and guests will also enjoy Hog Island’s incredible barbequed oysters. Of course, this will all be in addition to excellent wines, great beer, and much more! You can purchase your tickets online at:
                      svdp-maincourse.eventbrite.com.
 If you choose to mail in your ticket request, go to the parish office and Luis will print you out a ticket request form. Fill out the form and mail it along with your check to:
                  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
                  Sonoma County
                  5671 Redwood Drive
                  Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Please include your return address.

RSVP by no later than February 15th.

 Thank you for your continued support of the St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen. We hope to see you for dinner, so that others may dine.


GOSPEL FEBRUARY18, 2018

Jesus

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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If for any reason, you or someone you know, is unable to attend Mass, please call the office at 707-837-8962, and request Communion. Our ministry is ready to assist you . We are not just for people who are dying. Whether you need us for a week or many weeks, just call. We wish to serve.

 

PRAYER GARDEN 

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Prayer Garden Sponsorship bricks are now available

Sponsor a brick in memory or in honor of a family member or to commemorate a special event. Bricks may also be used to give thanks by means of a simple prayer.

"Intent to Sponsor " forms are available at the church office, religious gift store or may be downloaded from the Information/Prayer Garden page.

Parish Office hours are Monday to Friday,
9:30 am to 5:30 pm.





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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Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY to FRIDAY
9:30am - 5:30 pm


CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS


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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

To check for mass times in the surrounding area, or while traveling in the United States, click HERE.


Click HERE for the current Guadalupe Good News Weekly Bulletin.


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Winter Hours

MONDAY - CLOSED

TUESDAY - 9:30 am to noon

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
4:30 - 7 PM

SUNDAY - 10AM - NOON


GIFT STORE GAB

Located in the courtyard, our shop carries bibles, books on  Pope Francis, Catholic books for children and teens. We have gifts for all occasions, including Advent and Christmas, Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. We stock a large selection of rosaries, crucifixes, medals, statues and all things essential to make your home reflect your Catholic faith in both English and Spanish. Come and visit us!

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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BINGO EVERY MONDAY

Our Lady of Guadalupe has bingo activities every Monday. 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.

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 above for more information on the Mary Agath Furth Center.




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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.