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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of December
  • Theme:
    The Elderly


    That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli

Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli

St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587–1651) was born in Genoa, Italy, to an aristocratic family. She was pious and desired the religious life, however, at the age of fifteen she was forced into an arranged marriage. Her husband, a wealthy and illustrious man, lived dissolutely as a drinker and a gambler despite Virginia's good example. After having two daughters, Virginia was widowed at the age of twenty. Refusing another arranged marriage, Virginia took a vow of celibacy and began charitable works in service of the sick and poor while raising her children. Once her daughters were grown, she used her wealth to found a refuge center for the suffering which grew into a large hospital, and soon into two religious congregations: the Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge in Mount Calvary, and the Daughters of Our Lady of Mount Calvary. Virginia was committed not only to serving the poor and destitute, even to the point of seeking them out in the streets, she was also committed to training the underprivileged with skills so that they could attain a better way of life. She also worked as a peacemaker to help settle the frequent bloody rivalries which rose up between noble families. St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli's feast day is December 15.



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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.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen


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Come and Celebrate with us at
 
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH
 Vengan a celebrar Navidad con nosotros en
 La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
 8400 Old Redwood Hwy Windsor, CA 95492
 707-837-8962
 www.olgwindsor.org

 Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Advent mass/ Misa de Adviento
5:00 p.m. Liturgy in English/ La Misa en Ingles
7:00 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish/ La Misa en Español
Sunday, December 24th, 2017
4th Sunday of Advent
9:00 a.m. Liturgy in English/ La Misa en ingles
12:30 p.m. La Misa en Español/ Cuarto Domingo Adviento.

CHRISTMAS EVE / NOCHE BUENA
Sunday, December 24th, 2017
4:00 p.m. Children’s Liturgy in English / La Misa ingles
7:00 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish / La Misa en español
9:00 p.m. Bi-Lingual Liturgy / La Misa bilingüe

CHRISTMAS DAY / NAVIDAD
Monday, December 25th, 2017
9:00 a.m. Liturgy in English / La Misa en ingles
12:30 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish / La Misa en español

NEW YEARS DAY / AÑO NUEVO
Monday, January 1st, 2018
9:00 a.m. Liturgy in English / La Misa en ingles
12:30 p.m. Liturgy in Spanish / La Misa en español


Residents of Sonoma County who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so. Download the information HERE.


GOSPEL DECEMBER 10, 2017

Jesus

The beginning of the gospel of
Jesus Christ the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my
messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
"Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths."
John the Baptist appeared in the desert
proclaiming a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins.
People of the whole Judean countryside
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem
were going out to him
and were being baptized by
him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
John was clothed in camel's hair,
with a leather belt around his waist.
He fed on locusts and wild honey.
And this is what he proclaimed:
"One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and
loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 located in the right side column under Fr. Michaelraj's picture.





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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 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.

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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.