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.
GOSPEL FEBRUARY 19, 2017
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."
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
Jack Tibbetts (707) 584-1579
Jack Tolin (707) 495-7438
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 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
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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