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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of January
  • Theme:
    Christian Unity


    That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Margaret of Hungary

St. Margaret of Hungary

Saint Margaret of Hungary (1242–1271) was the daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, and niece of the famed Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Her royal parents made a vow to God that if Hungary was saved from the Mongol invasion they would dedicate Margaret to religion. God heard their prayer and the country was saved. The king and queen then entrusted four-year-old Margaret to be raised and educated in a Dominican convent. At the age of ten Margaret was transferred to the Convent of the Blessed Virgin founded by her parents, built on an island her parents named after her. Margaret spent the rest of her life there, dedicating herself to prayer and severe penances. She opposed her father's attempts to arrange her political marriage with the King of Bohemia, even though her suitor obtained a dispensation from the pope to release her from her religious vows so that she could enter into matrimony. Margaret made her solemn vows as a Dominican nun at the age of eighteen. Although a beautiful princess, she took the most menial tasks in the convent and dedicated her life to serving the poor and sick. She was considered a saint during her life and after her death. Many miracles, especially the curing of illnesses, were attributed to her intercession. She died at the age of 28. Her feast day is January 18.



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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.



GOSPEL JANUARY 15, 2017

Jesus

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming
toward him and said,
"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes
away the sin of the world.
He is the one of whom I said,
'A man is coming after me
who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.'
I did not know him,
but the reason why I came
baptizing with water
was that he might be made
 known to Israel."
John testified further, saying,
"I saw the Spirit come down
like a dove from heaven
and remain upon him.
I did not know him,
but the one who sent me to
baptize with water told me,
'On whomever you see the Spirit
 come down and remain,
he is the one who will baptize
 with the Holy Spirit.'
Now I have seen and testified
that he is the Son of God."



ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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Early Bird tickets for the Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat fresh dungeness Crab-Feed Dinner & Classic Rock dance on January 28th are available @ $50.
On the 18th, if any tickets are left, they will be on sale for $60.
No Tickets at the Door!
See a Knight, Call Bob Nickel at 481-2267 or the parish office while supplies last! This is the Knight's annual primary fundraiser!


PRAYER GARDEN 

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Prayer Garden Sponsorship bricks are now available

Sponsor a brick in memory or in honor of a family member or to commemorate a special event. Bricks may also be used to give thanks by means of a simple prayer.

"Intent to Sponsor " forms are available at the church office, religious gift store or may be downloaded from the Information/Prayer Garden page.

The forms and payment must be submitted to the church office on or before March 10, 2017 if you wish to have the bricks installed in time for Easter.

Parish Office hours are located in the right side column under Fr. Michaelraj's picture.




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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
 

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.

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The Pastors Corner

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Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG

OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Thursday
9:30am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:30am - 1:30pm

CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS


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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 - 9:30 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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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.

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.