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.
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A friendly reminder about the annual Santa Rosa Congress.
This year, it is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2016. This event welcomes all adults in our parish. The cost of the event is $20.00.
Please help us to spread the word and feel free to send or download copies for your family and friends.
Click HERE to download more information.
We look forward to seeing you on August 20th
and thank you for your support in this yearly event.
God bless you.
Jesus was praying in a certain place,
and when he had finished,
one of his disciples said to him,
"Lord, teach us to pray just as
John taught his disciples."
He said to them, "When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread
and forgive us our sins
for we ourselves forgive
everyone in debt to us,
and do not subject us
to the final test."
And he said to them,
"Suppose one of you
has a friend
to whom he goes
at midnight and says,
'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
for a friend of mine has arrived
at my house
from a journey
and I have nothing to offer him,'
and he says in reply from within,
'Do not bother me; the door
has already been locked
and my children and I
are already in bed.
I cannot get up to give
I tell you,
if he does not get up to give
the visitor the loaves
because of their friendship,
he will get up to give him
whatever he needs
because of his persistence.
"And I tell you,
ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks,
the door will be opened.
What father among you would hand his
son a snake when he asks for a fish?
Or hand him a scorpion
when he asks for an egg?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts
to your children,
how much more will the
Father in heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those
who ask him?"
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:
Year of Mercy
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.
"Being Christian isn't easy and we cannot become Christian with our own strength; we need the grace of God. There is a prayer which should be said every day: 'Lord, grant me the grace to become a good Christian, because I cannot do it alone.'"
— 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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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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