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.
Results of the 7th Annual Golf Fundraiser
This year our golf fund-raising committee
partnered with the Sonoma /Lake County Saint Vincent de Paul Council to
help raise money for their dining room. Located in the downtown area of
Santa Rosa, the dining room is open 365 days a year and provides 90,000
meals annually to people who are in desperate need of a hot meal. Not
just individuals who are homeless but also families, many with children.
As a result of our joint fund-raising effort, we were able to raise over $24,000 this year, more than in any previous year. In addition to the $24,000, we raised an additional $13,500 as a result of the “Fund-A-Need” collection which took place during the golf awards/fund-raising dinner.
Our parish will retain approximately $22,000 and it will be used in support of our parish ministries. Approximately $15,500 is being distributed directly to the Saint Vincent de Paul dining room. This money will provide over 5,400 hot, nourishing meals.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who participated in this very worthwhile event.
Your contributions will benefit not just your parish community but the
community at large.
Welcome Deacon Todd!
In September, Todd Graveson will be oriented into the diaconate. Todd has been preparing since January 2011 for this important sacramental step.
Todd Graveson has been married to his wife Dawn, for thirty years. Together they have four children. They moved to Windsor in 1988 and have been parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe since 1994. Todd completed our RCIA program in 1998 and went on to become a certified basic catechist and a nationally certified youth minister. Todd has shared his faith and commitment to the church by instructing individuals preparing for confirmation and couples preparing for marriage. He has also lead our youth group, volunteered with Feed the Hungry ministry and the Christmas Giving Tree ministry.
We would like everyone to have a chance to meet him and welcome him in his new role here at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please join us in the hall on Sunday, September 4, 2016 after the 9:00 am mass for a Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Knights of Columbus.
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.
Update Status of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden.
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Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house
has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’
He will say to you in reply,
‘I do not know where you are from.
And you will say,
‘We ate and drank in your company
and you taught in our streets.’
Then he will say to you,
‘I do not know where you are from.
Depart from me, all you evildoers!’
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”
The Ride to Mass Ministry needs drivers. I am the only driver and I also bring Eucharist to assisted living people on Sunday after Mass, so it's not always convenient for those seeking a ride. “Lita” called me yesterday and begged for someone to take her to 5 o'clock Mass as she hasn’t been to
church in almost a year. Please call Joe Tembrock at 707-568-6061
or contact the parish office if you can help.
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
"Awareness of the marvels that the Lord has wrought for our salvation disposes our minds and hearts to an attitude of thanksgiving to God for all that he has given us, for all that he has accomplished for the good of his People and for the whole of humanity. This marks the beginning of our conversion: it is the grateful response to the stupendous mystery of God’s love. When we see the love that God has for us, we feel the desire to draw close to him: this is conversion."
— 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
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