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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of February
  • Theme:
    Comfort for the Afflicted


    That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, the refugees, and the marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

Bl. Alvarez of Cordova

Bl. Alvarez of Cordova

Blessed Alvarez of (Córdoba) Cordova (1350-1430) was born to a noble family in Zamora, Spain. He joined the Dominican Order and preached throughout Spain, and served at the court of Queen Catherine. He went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and upon his return preached the crusades against the Muslims. He founded the famous priory of Scala Caeli (Ladder of Heaven) at Cordova, a convent of strict observance, and it is said that angels helped provide its building materials. He erected pictures of the holy places in Jerusalem in its gardens, popularizing the custom of the Stations of the Cross. He lived a life of great austerity and begged for alms even though he could easily obtain what he needed from the royal court. Numerous miracles are attributed to him. It is told that he once found a dying beggar, wrapped him in a blanket, and carried him back to the convent. Upon unwrapping the cloth he found only a crucifix. Blessed Alvarez was dedicated to Christ’s Passion and helped spread devotion to the Way of the Cross throughout western Europe. He also successfully led a resistance against the anti-pope and brought Spain under allegiance to the true pope in Rome. His feast day is February 19.



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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 FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Jesus

Jesus said to his disciples:
"You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you,
offer no resistance to one who is evil.
When someone strikes
you on your right cheek,
turn the other one as well.
If anyone wants to go to law
with you over your tunic,
hand over your cloak as well.
Should anyone press you into
service for one mile,
go for two miles.
Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on
one who wants to borrow.

"You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor
and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children
of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise
on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on
the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you,
what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your
heavenly Father is perfect."



ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
st. vincent de paul call for help

Happy New Year to everyone from all the volunteers in the Saint Vincent de Paul District.

Have you given any thought to volunteering in the New Year? Can you spare 3-4 hours a month? If so, Saint Vincent de Paul can use your help.

 The District, as a result of retirements and end-of-term duties, is in immediate need of senior staff to help with Vice President, Treasurer and President duties. Give it some thought. It is, as Pope Francis reminds us, ….” time taken to help others”.

 If you would like to volunteer or get more information, please don't hesitate to contact any of the following:
 Ron Plasse (707) 795-0982
 imageron@gmail.com
Jack Tibbetts (707) 584-1579
 jtibbetts18@gmail.com
Jack Tolin (707) 495-7438
goofyguy@msn.com



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Starting the weekend of February 4/5 through the tax season, volunteers will be doing taxes for free at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Appointments will be available most Saturdays from 9am to12 noon and some Monday nights from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

The EKS tax program, “Earn it, Keep it, Save it” is a federal program set up to prepare taxes for free for people with income under $53,000.

To make an appointment to have your taxes done call 211. For more information 800-325-9604



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.




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
 

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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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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.