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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of March
  • Evangelization:
    That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.


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SAINT OF THE DAY

 St. Catherine of Sweden

St. Catherine of Sweden
(1331-1381)
was the fourth of eight children born to St. Bridget of Sweden and her husband, Ulfo. As a child she was sent by her parents to be educated in a convent, and was later given in marriage to a German nobleman. Catherine was able to persuade her husband, a virtuous young man, to live together in a mutual vow of perpetual chastity. They lived happily together in complete devotion to God. After the death of her father, and with her husband's consent, Catherine accompanied her mother to Rome. While there, Catherine's husband died. She continued to be a companion to her mother and rejected further offers of marriage. Her mother worked to establish a new religious order, called the Order of the Holy Savior, or the Bridgettines. After her mother's death, Catherine took her body back to Sweden for burial while continuing the work of establishing the Bridgettines. She later traveled back to Rome to advocate for her mother's canonization and for Pope Urban VI to ratify her Order. While in Rome she became great friends with St. Catherine of Siena. St. Catherine of Sweden finally returned to Sweden and became abbess of the newly founded Bridgettines, living the rest of her days as a model of prayer and penance. St. Catherine of Sweden is the patron saint against abortions and miscarriages. Her feast day is March 24th.



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Prayer list for Family Members in the U.S. Military Service

Navy: Andrew Rodriguez, Sean Mulligan-E3, Patrick Murray (Annapolis), Eva Martinez
Army: Daniel Joseph Wayner, Greg Simson, Enrique Rosas, Ariel Lockwood
Marines: Brian Ahlin, Jeff Eriksen, John Eriksen, James Bergeron, Ana E. Prado, Patrick Scannell
Air Force: Tyler McConnon, Nathan Skavdal, George Nuno
Coast Guard: Roy Edwards-E6


Prayers for our Parishioners

 Felix Mangana
 Michael Steven Svedise
 Lucy Contreras
Victor Bertuccelli
Ted Connell
Ester Albor
Alicia Perez
Alicia Arellano
 Fidel Carrillo
 Francisco Carrillo
Guadalupe Carrillo
 Brian Miguel Lopez
Jeanette Scarfuto
Faye Christani
María del Rosario Rosas Almanza
Mary Wesolowski
Tara Lee Ann Sousa
Olivia Cruz 

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.


GOSPEL

March 24, 2019

Jesus transfiguration

Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water. "I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking with you." Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him. When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."


Prayer to St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all other evil spirits who prowl the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Now, as never before, the Church needs the intercession of St. Michael.
Please say this prayer every day.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Get Your Taxes Done free!
VITA Tax Preparation


If your income is less than $60,000,
you can have your taxes done free by a trained VITA volunteer.
The sessions will be held in Rooms A/B/C at the Mary Agatha Furth Center, adjacent to the church. They are especially trained to make sure you get back all of the money possible.

The hours are:
9:00 am to 12:00pm every Saturday through April 15th and
5:30pm to 7:30pm on four Mondays –
February 4, February 18, April 1 and April 15.

To sign up for an appointment call 211, or walk-ins will be accepted the first hour of each session, between 9 am and 10 am on Saturdays and between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on each of the four Mondays.
 If you have questions call the
parish office at 707-837-8962.




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Madonna Sodality Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship granted by the Madonna Sodality of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Windsor. Three scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded.

Eligibility:
 • 2019 High School graduate or continuing college student, who will be pursuing higher education, with 9 units/semester or more, at a two year or four-year institution in fall, 2019.
 • 9-12th grade GPA of 3.0 or higher or college GPA of 3.0 or higher.
 • Have performed activities in service to parish or community.

 Materials required:
• Completed application form (see link below)
• Attached copy of high school, or college, transcript (copy of high school transcript if you have not completed at least 12 college units)
• One letter of reference

Application deadline: March 22, 2019
 

Return application materials to:
Madonna Sodality Scholarship,
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church,
8400 Old Redwood Hwy,
Windsor, 95492


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION


Liturgical update:

Yes, Catholics can sing!

The ‘Responsorial Psalm’ is our way of saying ‘Yes, we agree, and we support what the first reading stated!’ There are many musical versions of Psalms available. The texts come from ‘The Book of Psalms’ (or songs) at the heart of the Old Testament, which are part of our Jewish-Christian heritage. We know Jesus himself prayed the Psalms; as did Mary, Joseph, the apostles and the first Christian martyrs! The Bible is the world's most popular book. It’s not just one book but a whole library of books. In this library, Psalms is the most popular and widely used book. Thus, Psalms is the most popular book in the world! The entire collection of 150 Psalms is by far the most popular poetry collection ever published in world history. It has been translated into almost every human language. After Vatican II, the Responsorial Psalm was born; where the cantor chants the verses and the faithful chant “the refrain” between the verses. Prayer and singing are actions. Psalms are songs as well as prayers.They are meant to be sung, not just read. The Psalms are more like sheet music than a tape or CD: we must play them on our own spiritual instruments; our singing voice.

By Frances Rozowski, Liturgy and Music Director


  

RCIA (Adult Religious Formation)
If you are interested in being baptized, need confirmation and Holy Eucharist or are interested in becoming Catholic, please call Pamela Faure at 707-396-0530 or email her at Prbfaure@gmail.com.
You may also call the parish office 707-837-8962.


If for any reason, you or someone you know, is unable to attend Mass, please call the office at 707-837-8962, and request Communion. Our ministry is ready to assist you . We are not just for people who are dying. Whether you need us for a week or many weeks, just call. We wish to serve.


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.

Parish Office hours are Monday to Friday,
9:30 am to 5:30 pm.





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 FRIDAY
9:30am - 5:30 pm


CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS


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Mass Schedule:

Thursday-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

To check for mass times in the surrounding area, or while traveling in the United States, click HERE.


Click HERE for the current Guadalupe Good News Weekly Bulletin.


OLG Religious Gift Store

Faith Rose Gifts is the name of our new smaller gift shop. The shop will be open on Sunday’s from 9 am to 2pm. Our shop will carry aids to prayer, greeting cards as well as other religious items. It will be located in the Mary Agatha Furth center in the corner room by the north gate. Cash and checks will be the acceptable form of payment. (No credit cards) The mission statement of Faith Rose Gift Shop is to provide an opportunity for our parish family to shop for gifts, which celebrate our faith. Our name, Faith Rose, is based on the Faith of our Mother Mary and the Rose, which symbolizes the miracle of Guadalupe, when Our Lady had roses appear in the desert to Juan Diego. We are always looking for volunteers! We need volunteers for as little as 2 to 3 hours per week. Retail experience helpful but not required. Training will be provided. For further information, contact the church office. (707) 837-8962

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 bingo activities every Monday. 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.