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Our Lady of Guadalupe


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PRAYER INTENTIONS
OF THE HOLY FATHER

Month of June
  • Universal:
    Human Solidarity
    That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
  • Evangelization:
    Seminarians and Novices
    That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.


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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Joseph Cafasso

Saint Joseph Cafasso

Saint Joseph Cafasso (1811–1860) was born to a peasant Italian family. He was born with a deformed spine and was short and crippled. Discerning a call to Holy Orders, he entered seminary in Turin where he would later meet another famous saint - John Bosco - whom Joseph taught and encouraged in his mission to help street youth. Joseph was an excellent professor of moral theology, preacher, and confessor. He performed his duties so well that he became known as the "Priest's Priest." He spent entire days in prisons to preach, offer comfort to prisoners, hear their confessions, and even advocating to improve prison conditions. For this work he also earned the name, "Priest of the Gallows." Saint Joseph Cafasso is the patron saint of prisoners, prisons, and prison chaplains. His feast day is June 23rd.



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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.



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Jesus and disciples

Once when Jesus was praying by himself,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist;
others, Elijah;
still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”
He scolded them
and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all,
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”


Help!!!!
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.



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The 7th Annual OLG Golf Tournament is coming up
July 15th, 2016.

 It's being held at the Windsor Golf Course.
Registration at noon and shotgun start at 1 pm.


There will be BBQ’d oysters and hors d’oeuvres along with a Margarita (on the rocks) Bar, Silent Auction and Raffle before dinner at the Mary Agatha Furth Center. Join in the fun.

Dinner tickets ($25.00) will not be sold at the door.

Watch for the Golf Poster outside the front of the church and get your dinner tickets, raffle tickets ($2.00 each or 12 for $20.00) and registration forms from committee members after the weekend masses or check with the parish office for tickets and more info.



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                                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

Weekly Reflection

"Experience shows that an appeal to justice alone will result in its destruction. This is why God goes beyond justice with his mercy and forgiveness. Yet this does not mean that justice should be devalued or rendered superfluous. On the contrary: anyone who makes a mistake must pay the price. However, this is just the beginning of conversion, not its end, because one begins to feel the tenderness and mercy of God. God does not deny justice. He rather envelops it and surpasses it with an even greater event in which we experience love as the foundation of true justice."
— 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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Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prayer Garden Sponsorship Information

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A larger copy of the prayer garden layout may be downloaded HERE.


What will be sponsored

Olive Trees
 Each of the four (4) olive trees is to be sponsored by a single family (or ministry). The sponsor of the tree will be recognized on a bronze plaque positioned at the foot of the tree. The plaque can contain four (4) lines of text. The cost of sponsorship is $1,000 per tree.

 • Metal Benches
 Each of the four (4) metal benches is to be sponsored by a single family (or ministry). The sponsor of the bench will be recognized on a bronze plaque attached to the backrest of the bench. The plaque can contain three (3) lines of text. The cost of sponsorship is $800 per bench.

Grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe
 This statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is intended to be sponsored by numerous families (and ministries). Sponsorships will be recognized on 4"x8" paving bricks. These bricks will be located in an area on each side of the grotto platform. The brick can contain up to three (3) lines of text, and, if the sponsor wishes, a small drawing of either a cross or a dove carrying an olive branch. A given family (or ministry) may purchase more than one brick. The cost to sponsor is $50 for the first 4"x8" brick and $100 for each additional 4"x8" brick. Bricks that are 8"x8" can contain six (6) lines of text and are available at a cost of $500 each. Total cost of statue is $20,000.

 You can download a larger more detailed copy of the grotto HERE.
 A closeup picture of the statue and plaques may be downloaded
 by clicking
HERE.

 Becoming a Sponsor
 • Fill out an "Intent to Sponsor" Form
 The purpose of this form is to let us know that you wish to become a sponsor. The form is used to specify what you wish to sponsor and the text that you want to appear on the sponsorship plaque or brick. You do NOT have to make your sponsorship payment at the time that you fill out the form.
 Forms will be available after all masses on the weekend of 12/19/15 - 12/20/15. You can also pickup this form at the church office beginning on 12/21/15.

When sponsorship payments must be made
 • Olive trees and Benches - all payments must be made no later than 1/31/2016.
 • Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe - all payments must be made no later than 3/31/2016.

 • Where sponsorship payments must be made:
 • All sponsorship payments must be made at the church office. There will be no exceptions.
• Payments can be made with check, cash, or credit card.

If you want additional information, please contact the following individuals:

 Bette Ann Fleischacker (707) 206-5345
 Frances Rozowski (707) 837-8962 Ext 4
 Estella Prado (707) 292-3958 (Spanish)





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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

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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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Weekly Bulletin.



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Summer Hours

MONDAY - CLOSED

TUESDAY - FRIDAY
9:30AM - 12 NOON

SATURDAY - 4 - 6:30PM

SUNDAY - 10AM - NOON


GIFT STORE GAB

You may have noticed we have some NEW items in the Gift Store. We have JUBILEE CARDS for $1.00, Father Michaelraj's Jubilee is on June 26th, and we also have a supply of new Rosaries. Be sure to stop by and take a look.

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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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.



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.