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.
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
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
"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."
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.
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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We also have another page with more links at "Information > Catholic Links" at the top left of this page.
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