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 APRIL 23, 2017
On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked,
where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, "Peace be with you."
When he had said this,
he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
And when he had said this,
he breathed on them and said to them,
"Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained."
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him,
"We have seen the Lord."
But he said to them,
"Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nail marks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."
Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you."
Then he said to Thomas,
"Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe."
Thomas answered and said to him,
"My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him,
"Have you come to believe
because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have
not seen and have believed."
Now, Jesus did many other signs
in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief
you may have life in his name.
Catholics Returning Home
An Open Door for Returning Catholics
If you are a Catholic who has been away from the Church for a while, this invitation is for you. Our faith community misses you and is incomplete without you. No matter how long you have been away, and for whatever reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church.
Please join us for informal listening sessions and an update of the Catholic faith facilitated by former non-practicing Catholics. The sessions are conducted in a support‑group format. Everyone is welcome, no matter where they are from.
Catholics Returning Home
Spring 2017 Schedule
Tuesday nights-7:00 to 8:30 pm
in the Father Angelito Room
May 2 - Stories of Faith Discussion and Sharing
May 9 - The Church Today: Pope Francis and
The Joy of the Gospel
May 16 - Walk-Through of the Mass
(Along With Explanation and Historical Overview)
May 23 - Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
May 30 - The Creed: What Catholics Believe
To find the Father Angelito Room: park in the large lot behind the church building. Walk between the church building on the right, and the Mary Agatha Furth Center building on the left. Look for the first lighted door on the left before you get to the courtyard gate.
Sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, California
For more information, please call the parish office at 707-837-8962
The 8th Annual OLG Golf Tournament
is coming up on July 14, 2017
at the Windsor Golf Course.
This will be the 2nd year that we will be partnering with the Sonoma/Lake County St. Vincent de Paul Council to raise funds for our Parish and the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room.
Sign in will be at 11 am and a shotgun start at 12 noon. There will be a putting contest, closest to the hole (par 3), longest drive and best Team score awards presented to the winners after dinner.
Tickets are $125.00 per player and includes entry fee, golf cart and beverages and the awards dinner at the Mary Agatha Furth Center.
Dinner tickets for those who are not entered in the golf tournament are
Prior to dinner a no host bar is serving margaritas on the rocks, BBQ'd oysters and hors d'oeuvres. A silent auction is on-going throughout the event.
The doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner starts at 6:45pm.
The menu includes tri tip, salmon, scalloped potatoes and dessert.
No dinner tickets will be sold at the door so please get your tickets early
as seating is limited.
All tickets are available from the committee members
and will be sold after mass in the front of the church. Tickets will also be available at the MAF office.
For more information call
Barb Stevens @ 707 484-3535.
Join us for a fun-filled event and show your support for our parish ministries and the SVDP Dining Room.
The Madonna Sodality and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is inviting you to share your Christian experience this year by helping the less fortunate.
We are collecting items for our “homeless Love bags” such as socks, soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, small flashlights (with batteries), band aides, and granola bars. They can be dropped off after Mass Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings in the container at the back of the church, or during the week, in the church office.
We realize that this is the season of Easter and many of you are busy with church and family, however we hope you can find a little time to contribute to those who could use our help. We will continue to collect the items left at the back of the church.
Our past years experience has shown that the “homeless Love bags” are well received and appreciated by those who receive them.
Thank you for your support.
for 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
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.
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.
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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