The Pastors Corner
Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG
There is an opening at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for a keyboard player familiar with contemporary and gospel styles of music. This individual must be able to read music and accompany a cantor/choir. Beginning schedule will be every second and third Sunday at the 9 am liturgy with rehearsals during the week.
If you are interested, please contact:
Father Michaelraj at :
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez was born in Segovia, Spain, in 1532. His father was a wealthy wool merchant. When Alphonsus' father died he had to leave school at the age of 14 in order to take over the business. He married and had three children, and was left a widower at the age of 31. Soon after, his children also died. Alphonsus had developed a life of prayer and intense piety. He attempted to join the Jesuits, but lack of education and poor health initially made him a poor candidate. After a long delay he was finally admitted as a lay brother. He was 40 years old. He was given the humble job of a porter (doorkeeper), a job which he served with dedication for 46 years. Many people within the religious community, as well as many visitors, sought out his council. He took his final vows at the age of 54. He continued to serve and even preach sermons into his 80's. He died in 1617. His feast day is on October 30th.
Here is the link where you can find the digital booklet containing pictures of P ope Francis in celebration of his first year: Click here
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North Coast Catholic
The October issue of the diocesan newspaper North Coast Catholic is available for pick up here in the vestibule of the church. Inside you will see great articles on earthquake relief efforts, how one becomes a deacon, Halloween, ISIS, a fascinating story from the Church's past, and much, much more. También tenemos varios artículos en español. Take a copy home, please. We appreciate your support.
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Click on the link below to light a virtual candle for your intentions, your requests, your blessings during the Advent Season. You may want to begin or end your day with the sacred ritual of lighting a candle. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. Click the link to get started.
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