Our Lady of Guadalupe...

"I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence. He creates all things. He is in all places. He is the God of Heaven and Earth.
I desire a church in this place where your people may experience my compassion.
All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrows will know my Mother's Heart in this place. Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace. Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe."

Adult Education

Since the Pastoral Strategic Plan was set in place, our first goal has been to provide faith formation and spiritual growth programs for all ages and stages of life to further educate parishioners in their Catholic Faith. Each year we have expanded our offerings so there are more and varied opportunities for small group faith sharing and development. One parishioner shared, “The more I experience and understand my faith, the happier and more grateful I am…and kids catch the spirit if we are happy!” Another said, “Even if our language is limited “our words have power” and, in sharing our stories and the love of Christ with each other, there are many “benedictions – little blessings”.

We pass on from generation to generation what we learn. Adult education gatherings invite us to understand more deeply the truths we may already know; to deepen our community experience; to “come and see” how we can love and support one another through the joys and challenges of our lives; to share our stories and help each other awaken to the connection of our stories and God’s story; to be enriched and empowered to be all that we are in Christ and to let our ministry flow out of that place.

You are invited to follow up with the contacts below for more information about a particular program that interests you.

Ongoing Diocesan-wide Spiritual Opportunities

Marriage Encounter: Ron and Melissa Brauner 707-658-2161;www.wwme12.org

Cursillo: Janet Lanz 707-545-1840 or email her at:janetrlanz@aol.com

Redwood Empire Cursillos: www.roostercrows.com or contact Sister Dianne at 528-8578 Ext 15 or email at diannebaumunk@gmail.com

Adult Spirituality Opportunities Offered At OLG Fall 2016

    Exploring The Jewish Roots of Jesus
  • This faith sharing group is using a DVD and lecture series
  • Group facilitated by Joe and Judy Tembrock
  • At Marge Ginnette’s house (105 Elsbree, Windsor)
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 am
  • Contact Joe at 568-6061  jtembrock@sbcglobal.net
    The Mass is Never Ended
  • Group facilitated by Sr. Dianne at her home at 404 Angela Drive, Santa Rosa beginning October 2nd
  • This Sunday afternoon group will read and discuss the book The Mass Is Never Ended by Gregory Pierce.
  • The book is short and simple but profound in helping us reflect on just how we take the mass out into our world and live our lives as Jesus taught us.
  • Books will be provided.
  • Sundays 4 pm
  • Contact Sr. Dianne at (707) 481-2742 or email diannebaumunk@gmail.com
    Thursday Morning Scripture Group:
  • facilitated by Caryl De Merritt at the Mary Agatha Furth Center
  • Thursday mornings 9:45-11:30 May through October
  • They read and discuss the following Sunday's scripture readings to enlighten them in their daily lives and to live God's will through scripture. All are welcome!
  • Contact Caryl at (707) 433-8962 or email ctheladybug@comcast.net
    This faith sharing group is focused on the Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis
  • The meetings are held in the home of Walt and Kathy Laabs.
  • Every other Tuesday at 4:00 p.m
  • Contact :Walt or Kathy at 707 838-0080 or email laabs9@aol.com for more details.
    JESUS, A Pilgrimage by James Martin, S.J.
  • 2 different study Groups with George Seeber
  • Wednesday or Friday mornings, 9:45 - 11 a.m. beginning the first week in October.
  • Room C - Mary Agatha Furth Center, adjacent to OLG, Windsor, CA
  • On-going, with occasional breaks for holidays
  • Books will be provided or available at OLG Gift Store
  • Contact: George at 707 395-0519  georgeseeber@comcast.net
    Chosen: This Is Your Catholic Faith
  • This group is facilitated by Rosario Ponce in Spanish.The meetings are held
    in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Windsor, CA from 6pm - 7:15pm
  • The Book Chosen:This Is Your Catholic Faith calls everyone to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Particiapnts are invited to interact and given the opportunity to ask questions, share comments and personal experiences that may help others.
  • Meeting dates are:
    December 14
    January 11 & 25
    February 8 & 22
    March 15 & 29
  • Contact Rosario Ponce at (707) 837-8962.
    Exploring Christianity
  • Mondays 2-4pm about every six weeks
  • This group is currently reading and discussing A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo.
  • Contact Joe Tembrock at 568-6061 jtembrock@sbcglobal.net
    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
  • Sundays 10:30- 11:45 a.m.
  • RCIA is an ongoing process until Pentecost.
  • To enroll to be baptized, make First Communion or Full Communion, you need to speak with Pamela Faure at 707-296-0530 and fill out an application.
  • For more information, click HERE.
    Catholics Returning Home
  • These sessions are for nonpracticing Catholics seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. If you know someone who has left the Chrch, please invite them to join us. If you have recently returned to the Church and have questions, please join us.
  • For more information contact the parish office at (707) 837-8962 or Carole Pforsich at (707) 480-8261
    Daily Spiritual Reflections on your PC or SmartPhone
  • Word For The Day by Brother David Steindl-Rast. Subscribe at www.gratefulness.org
  • Center For Action And Contemplation Sign up for free daily email reflections by Father Richard Rohr. Go to cac.org/richard-rohr/daily-meditation to subscribe.