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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of December
  • Universal:
    End to Child-Soldiers
    That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.

  • Evangelization:
    Europe
    That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.


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SAINT OF THE DAY

 St. Sabas

St. Sabas

Saint Sabas (439-532) was born near Caesarea in Cappadocia to an illustrious family. His father was an army officer, and being restationed to Alexandria, left Sabas along with his estate, into the care of his wife's sister. Being severely mistreated by her, Sabas sought refuge with his father's brother. This led to family infighting over the management of his father's estate, and Sabas, a mild child disgusted with their worldliness, sought refuge in a monastery. He was well-treated there, and although only a child, excelled in the monastic life. When he reached the age of eighteen, after living in the monastery for ten years, Sabas traveled to Jerusalem to visit the holy places and to become a desert hermit. He lived in a Jerusalem monastery for a time before dwelling alone in a desert cave near Jericho, spending his days in prayer and penance. Because of his renowned virtue and holiness many men desired to follow his example. He was ordained a priest so that he could better direct the over 150 monks in his care. Sabas became an important leader in the early Church by founding monasteries, fighting heresy, and serving in delegations to the Roman Emperor. Saint Sabas is one of the most highly-regarded patriarchs of Palestine, and is considered one of the Fathers of Eastern monasticism. His most important monastery, the Great Laura, is one of the oldest monasteries in the world and is still inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks. His feast day is December 5th.



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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.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Novena celebration December 12th

 Novena 

  • December 5 - Monday:
    Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm and mass at 7:00
  • December 6 - Tuesday:
    Holy Rosary will be 7:00 pm
    and mass at 7:30 pm
  • December 7 - Wednesday:
    Holy Rosary will be 6:30 pm
    and mass at 7:00 pm
  • December 8 - Thursday:
    Holy Rosary will be 7:00 pm
    and mass at 7:30 pm
  • December 9 - Friday:
    Holy Rosary will be 6:30 pm
     and mass at 7:00 pm
  • December 10 - Saturday:
    Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm and mass at 7:00
  • December 11 - Sunday:
    Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm and mass at 7:00.
  • December 12 - Morning
  • 4:00 am Mañanitas with Mariachi to the Blessed Virgin
  • December 12 - Evening
  • 6:00 pm contest for children with clothing more authentic
    7:00 pm Holy Mass


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The Giving Tree is set up in the front entrance of the church. Take a tag from the tree, purchase the gift, wrap it and attach the tag to the present.

Presents MUST be returned to church or the office by 12/13They will be distributed on 12/17.

If you would like to help with this project, contact Luis in the office @ 707 837-8962, M - F 9 am to 5 pm. Leave your name and contact information.



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Knights of Columbus
Annual Christmas Prime Rib Social
MAF Center Hall

December 15, 2016
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Serving starts at 6 pm.

Adults -  $20.00
Children under 12 -  $6.00
Children under 6 -  Free.

Call Bob Nickel for tickets @ (707) 481-2267



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.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP


Madonna Sodality OLG

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 Elizabeth Galvin-Little chaired the very successful OLG Madonna Sodality annual fundraiser held in the MAF Hall on November 6. Our thanks go out to all who support us in our efforts to raise money for our parish.

  

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GOSPEL DECEMBER 4, 2016

Jesus

John the Baptist appeared,
preaching in the desert of Judea
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand!”
It was of him that the prophet Isaiah
had spoken when he said:
A voice of one crying out in the desert,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair 
and had a leather belt around his waist.
His food was locusts and wild honey.
At that time Jerusalem, all Judea,
and the whole region around the Jordan
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.

When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees
coming to his baptism, he said to them,
 “You brood of vipers!
Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 
 ‘We have Abraham as our father.’
For I tell you, 
God can raise up children to Abraham
from these stones.

Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees.
Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit
  will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

I am baptizing you with water, for repentance,
  but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.
I am not worthy to carry his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
His winnowing fan is in his hand.
He will clear his threshing floor 
and gather his wheat into his barn, 
but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”



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.




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
 


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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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National Catholic Reporter

Ave Maria Radio





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The Pastors Corner

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Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG

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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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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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Mary Agatha Furth Center

Weddings, Meetings, Parties, Events in the Wine Country. 707 837-7620

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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 . 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.  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.