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.
All Saints' Day: Tuesday, November 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation.
There will be three Masses on this day:
-9:00 am Bilingual
-5:30 pm English
-7 pm Spanish
All Soul’s Day: Wednesday, November 2nd
Masses on that day will be celebrated at:
-9 am Bilingual
-7 pm Spanish
All Soul's envelopes will be available at the entrance of the church during the month of November. You may write the names of your departed loved ones on the All Soul’s envelopes, place a stipend inside and return them in the Sunday offertory. These envelopes will remain at the altar throughout the month of November.
On Nov 10th at 6:30 pm we will be having our Annual Parish Gathering in the MAF hall adjacent to the church. Everyone is invited to a free roast chicken dinner. Meet friends, learn more about our ministries, have a great dinner and have fun. Bring nothing but your enthusiasm and your appetite! Check the Sunday bulletin for more information.
January Photo Sessions for Parish Directory
Sign ups are now available for January 2017 for those wishing to have their picture in the parish directory, to be published in spring of 2017. Click on the link below and follow the instructions to make an appointment for a photo session. Please read all the information carefully as it contains suggestions for wearing apparel that will look best in this type of photograph.
HERE TO SIGN UP
WOMAN OF THE YEAR -
OLG Madonna Sodality honoring Conchita Violetti as our woman of the Year at St Joseph's Church, Cotati,
October 8, 2016
Health and Wellness Free Family Event
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is sponsoring the Health
and Wellness Free Family Event on Sunday October 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
in the Mary Agatha Furth Center.
The Binational Health Week Campaign with Our Lady of Guadalupe Church has secured health care organizations to provide health screenings for: diabetes, blood pressure checks and others.
Come and familiarize yourself with ways to improve your health and meet resources available to you in the community. Also, there will be fun and educational activities for the kids.
Download a flyer with all the information
Jesus addressed this parable
to those who were convinced of their own
righteousness and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;
one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position
and spoke this prayer to himself,
‘O God, I thank you that I am not like
the rest of humanity --
greedy, dishonest, adulterous --
or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week,
and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
JUBILEE OF FR. MICHAELRAJ
A video was made of the Celebration of Father Michaelraj's 25th year in the priesthood.
It covers the mass and the gathering at the Mary Agatha Furth Center .
You may view it HERE.
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
"Let us also remember Peter: three times he denied Jesus, precisely when he should have been closest to him; and when he hits bottom he meets the gaze of Jesus who patiently, wordlessly, says to him: 'Peter, don't be afraid of your weakness, trust in me.' Peter understands, he feels the loving gaze of Jesus, and he weeps. How beautiful is this gaze of Jesus—how much tenderness is there! Brother and sisters, let us never lose trust in the patience and mercy of God!"
— 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
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 - Audio
Reflection on Daily Readings - Video
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National Catholic Reporter
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