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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of April
  • Universal:
    Small Farmers
    That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor.
  • Evangelization: African ChristiansThat Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts.


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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Florian

Saint Florian

Saint Florian (C. 250-304) was a commander in the Roman army serving in modern-day Austria under the Emperor Diocletian, during the latter's violent persecution of Christians. Among his duties was the organization of firefighting brigades. Saint Florian was secretly a Christian and was known for miraculously saving a town from being destroyed by fire after he prayed and threw a single bucket of water on the blaze. Word reached the Emperor that he was not enforcing the ban against Christianity in his territory, and under investigation he was found to be a Christian. In one account it was by refusing to offer sacrifice to the gods, in another for refusing to execute a group of Christians. He was then condemned to be tortured and executed for his Christian faith. Refusing to recant, Saint Florian was then flayed, scourged, and martyred by being dumped in the river with a millstone attached to his body. His body was later recovered and today his relics rest at a church named for him in Kraków, Poland. Saint Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, chimney-sweeps, brewers, drowning victims, Austria, Poland, and against floods, fires, and battles. Saint Florian's feast day is May 4th.




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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.


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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                                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

Weekly Reflection


We want to live this Jubilee Year in light of the Lord’s words: Merciful like the Father. The Evangelist reminds us of the teaching of Jesus who says, “Be merciful just as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36). It is a programme of life as demanding as it is rich with joy and peace. Jesus’s command is directed to anyone willing to listen to his voice (cf. Lk 6:27). In order to be capable of mercy, therefore, we must first of all dispose ourselves to listen to the Word of God. This means rediscovering the value of silence in order to meditate on the Word that comes to us. In this way, it will be possible to contemplate God’s mercy and adopt it as our lifestyle.

— Pope Francis



sixth sunday of easter

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.

“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.”





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Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prayer Garden Sponsorship Information

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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 HERE.
 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 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

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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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Winter Hours

MONDAY - CLOSED
TUESDAY - 9:30AM - 12 NOON
WEDNESDAY - 5 - 7PM
THURSDAY - 5 - 7PM
FRIDAY - 9:30AM - 12 NOON
SATURDAY - 4:30 - 7PM
SUNDAY - 10AM - 12 NOON


GIFT SHOP GAB

We received the new encyclical by Pope Francis! We also have a new daily reflection book for his Year of Mercy which began on 12-8-15. There will be a "focus" table in the store for his books!

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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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.