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."

Marriage Preparation


Arrangements for the sacrament of marriage must be made at least six months in advance of the intended date of marriage. Couples attend a series of classes.

Meetings with the Priest/Deacon - The priest/deacon officiating at your wedding will schedule a number of meetings with you. These meetings will include discussions on Christian marriage based on our Catholic teachings, and completing the paperwork for the church record and helping you plan the wedding ceremony.

Diocesan Preparation Program - The Diocese of Santa Rosa requires all couples to participate in either:

1. Marriage for Life: This program is available to all engaged couples and space is guaranteed. This program satisfies the Diocese of Santa Rosa requirement for marriage preparation. Call Joe & Connie D’Aura at
(415) 664-8108 or email: daura@ccwear.com.

2. Prepare: This is done through Loyola Counseling Institute and involves three sessions with one of their marriage counselors. To sign-up for this program call (707) 526-1167.

3. Our Lady of Guadalupe has several couples available to assist you through the marriage preparation program. They were chosen because they best portray marriage in various stages. A lengthy marriage is not the only indicator of a good marriage. Our couples represent a commitment that includes, among other things,  a firm footing in Christ and the church.

Please call the Parish Office for more information and to sign up. (707) 837-8962