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.
Blessing of the Pets
The annual blessing of the pets will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3 P.M. in the parking lot of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor.
Please bring your well mannered pets to the back parking lot where there will be people there to assist you. The gift store will have a table of St. Francis items available for this event.
If you are not able to make the event, or your pet is not socialized, you may bless your pet with the following prayer:
Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is a wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of yours. ( Here mention the names of the animals being blessed )Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our petitions through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures. Amen
Health and Wellness Free Family Event
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is sponsoring the Health
and Wellness Free Family Event on Sunday October 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
in the Mary Agatha Furth Center.
The Binational Health Week Campaign with Our Lady of Guadalupe Church has secured health care organizations to provide health screenings for: diabetes, blood pressure checks and others.
Come and familiarize yourself with ways to improve your health and meet resources available to you in the community. Also, there will be fun and educational activities for the kids.
Welcome Deacon Todd!
In September, Todd Graveson was ordained into the permanent 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.
He has shared his faith and commitment to the church by instructing individuals preparing for confirmation and couples preparing for marriage. He also lead our youth group, volunteered with Feed the Hungry ministry and the Christmas Giving Tree ministry.
We would like everyone to
welcome him in his new role here as deacon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
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.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
The Lord replied,
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
“Who among you would say to your servant
who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’?
Would he not rather say to him,
‘Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you.
When you have done all you have been commanded,
say, ‘We are unprofitable servants;
we have done what we were obliged to do.’”
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
Dear brothers and sisters, Christ died and rose once for all, and for everyone, but the power of the Resurrection, this Passover from slavery to evil to the freedom of goodness, must be accomplished in every age, in our concrete existence, in our everyday lives. How many deserts, even today, do human beings need to cross! Above all, the desert within, when we have no love for God or neighbor, when we fail to realize that we are guardians of all that the Creator has given us and continues to give us. God’s mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez37:1-14). So this is the invitation which I address to everyone: Let us accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection! Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish. And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.
— 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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