Our lady of Guadalupe
7000 35th Avenue, SW, Seattle, WA 98126
PARISH OFFICE PARISH STAFF
Fr. Jack Walmesley, x107
Helen Oesterle, x108
Fax: (206) 935-1230
OLG PARISH SCHOOL Gail Neudorfer, x114
3401 SW Myrtle Admin. Asst.
Seattle, WA 98126 email@example.com
www.guadalupe-school.org Frank Handler, x101
Phone: (206)935-0651 Pastoral Asst. for Admin.
Fax: (206)938-3695 Part-Time
Kristin Dixon, Principal John Baumann, M.Div. x110
(206) 935-0651 x102 Stewardship, Part-Time
firstname.lastname@example.org Pastoral Counseling
Karen Bailey, x102
If you are new to our community, we hope that you will feel at home
here. Please pick up a registration packet in the back of the church Bookkeeper, Part-Time
or stop by or call the parish office so we can register you as a parish
Marion Kari, x113
Pastoral Care, Part-Time
Our Lady of Guadalupe is a diverse Christian community in the
Catholic faith tradition. Sacramental worship, stewardship, educa-
tion and outreach invite all to become Christ’s disciples. Ann Sager
STEWARDSHIP: How I live after I say I believe.
STEWARDSHIP: Music, Part-Time
Weekend: Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Faith Form., Volunteer
Sunday Morning 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. email@example.com
Weekdays: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. Sandy Plummer, x111
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30 p.m. or by appointment Bulletin Ed., Part-Time
aste Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish WEEKLY PARISH CALENDAR
November 26 & 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26th
Baptism: Contact the Pastoral Center at 935-0358
5:30 p.m. Mass
Marriage: Contact the office at least 6 months in advance
Sunday, November 27th
Healing Prayer Team: Call Sharon at 937-7260
St. Vincent de Paul: Contact the Pastoral Center 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Mass
Religious Ed Classes: Sunday mornings, October-May Wednesday, November 30th
Contact Jeanette Howard through the Pastoral Center 9:00 a.m. Mass
Women’s Spirituality Group: Contact R. DeLong at 767-9654 Thursday, December 1st
or P. Haggerty at 935-5277 for more information 9:00 a.m. Mass
Men’s Spirituality Group: James Perry at 432-1449 7:00 p.m. Choir
Centering Prayer: Contact Candy Miller through Pastoral Center Friday, December 2nd
Finance Committee: Maryann Crissey, Chair
9:00 a.m. Mass
Knights of Columbus: Michael Katz, Grand Knight
Saturday, December 3rd
Liturgy Committee: Contact the Pastoral Center
5:30 p.m. Mass
School Commission: Ann Manning, Chair
Parent Organization: Susie Stanley-Jones, Chair Sunday, December 4th
Pastoral Council: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Pastoral Center 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Mass
Senior Breakfast: 2nd Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Be’s Restaurant
AA Meeting: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., DeMazenod Room SCRIPTURE READINGS
OLG Supper Club: Marsha Baumann 425-226-4038
CYO Athletics: Todd Carlsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week’s Readings
1st Sunday of Advent
Archdiocese of Seattle: 206-382-4560
Reading 1: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2b-7
Associated Catholic Cemeteries: 206-522-0996
Catholic Community Services: 206-328-5696 Reading 2: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Prison Ministry: 206-296-1774 Gospel: Mark 13:33-37
Next Week’s Readings
If you or anyone you know is in need of the Sacrament of the
Eucharist, the Sacrament of Anointing, or other Home Minis- 2nd Sunday of Advent
tries, let us know by calling Marion Kari at 935-0358, ext. 113.
Reading 1: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Reading 2: 2 Peter 3:8-14
IN OUR PRAYERS Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
During the month of November, let us pray for David Goroski, rel-
ative of the Fitton family; Bertha Okrush, aunt of Sharon Lyons- STEWARDSHIP COLLECTION
Huber; John Goold; Harry Langen; John Nitkey; Zoe O’Malley;
Helen Prociv, mother of Patrick Prociv; Mary Clement; Billee Ja- Stewardship Goal for Each Week $14,500
cobsen, mother of Janice Harvey; Cheryl Colehour step-daughter
For the week ending November 19/20, 2011
of Beth Colehour; Carsten Maes grandson of Ron and Carole Maes
and Jane Maranville; Jennifer Wong daughter of Chris Hackett; Weekend Collection $10,884
Jenny Jaramillo; Aaron Hubert; David Birdsall, brother-in-law of EFT Auto Pay $ 670
Sharon Schrenzel; Judith Hull; Merlin Christman, father of Total Collected $11,554
George Christman; Joan Huber, sister-in-law of Len and Sharon
Huber. Also, please pray for Anna, the aunt of an OLG School Fiscal Year-to-Date Received $265,071
family; for Barbara Paynter, mother of Kristi Edwards and Ally Year-to-Date Budget $304,500
Schellong; Barbara Duchscherer wife of Ramey Duchscherer; Received YTD Below Budget (39,429)
Sybol Srigley, and for Leon Vielle, brother of Stella Casey Same period last year received $261,678
aste Stewardship Giving Made Easy Stewardship Corner
Visit the OLG Website
“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart
Check out the OLG website and see how easy and be.” This statement is found in both Matthew (6:21) and
Luke (12:34). Time is a cherished treasure. There are
convenient it is to make your church contributions
time management experts who offer to guide us to a
online. It is a secure and quick way to support more effective way to get the most productivity from our
your parish, and no more checks to write! We’re time. There are systems like the “One Minute Manager”
at www.olgseattle.org designed to help us be more efficient. The reality for
Thank you for your support. each of us during our “working years” is that our profes-
sions and jobs will require a certain amount of our time
Stewardship Sighting each week and dictate, in most cases, when we are to
spend this time.
Gathering in community to share a common meal I think there is a simpler way to look at our time: divid-
was seen throughout the land this past week. It is ing into periods of 8. We have 8 hours each day for work
really seen every week, but Thanksgiving Day and 8 hours for sleep. It is the other 8 that seems to
brings a special focus to this. The monthly Com- have so many demands being placed upon it. What
would happen if we set aside 1 hour each week from this
munity Meal is Thanksgiving Day celebrated
“other 8” and focused on deepening our relationship
throughout the year. The same could be said for with our spouse, partner, another family member, a
P other community meals shared throughout the re-
gion. The gathering of food that is distributed by
friend, or even ourselves. Think about how you might
share part of the treasure of time that is part of the
A our St. Vincent de Paul Society council is Thanks- “other 8”.
giving Day extended from our tables to the tables
R of others. Stewardship is seen all around us in the CALL TO PROTECT CLASS
I sharing of food with others. The following date has been set for the next Call to Pro-
tect Class—please mark your calendar.
S 01/07/12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe—Pastoral Center
Seniors Please Note
H Updated Information
01/14/12 - St. Alphonsus Parish—School Cafeteria
5816 15th Avenue N.W., Seattle, 98107
December 4—Pinocchio at Knutzen Theatre fol- You may register for these classes online by:
L lowed by dinner at Billy McHale’s in Federal Way.
Presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. with dinner at
On the internet, visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org
- Click REGISTER FOR CLASSES
I approximately 4:30—4:45 p.m. I will pick up all
the tickets at the box office and pass them out to
- Find the class that you would like to register
F everyone as they arrive. If you did not get driving
directions at the breakfast, please call Harry
- Click REGISTER HERE (located on the right-
hand side of the class description)
E Schmitt at 937-5897. You will be asked to enter your own personal infor-
mation as you register for the class. This will create
December 8—Breakfast at Be’s 9:30 a.m.
December 14—SSCC Holiday Dinner
This is listed as Holiday Dinner, however, please A Guest Speaker
be aware it is scheduled for 12 Noon. All drivers
will need a parking pass. Passes will be available
Next weekend, a guest will be speaking about how Cath-
at the December 8 breakfast, or you may call Har-
ry at the number above. Tickets are not being olic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services
issued. Just check in at the Brocky Center and cares for the poor and vulnerable on behalf of our local
advise them that you are part of the Guadalupe Church. You will also hear about how your generosity to
Seniors Group. CCS Week directly supports programs and services pro-
vided in our area. As good stewards of your gifts, 92
Dates To Remember cents of every dollar CCS spends goes directly to those in
need. Please prayerfully consider making a donation
December 9th—Christmas Tree Lighting
during our collection for CCS. To learn more about their
December 11th—Festival of Our Lady of
work, or to make a donation, visit their website at
Guadalupe Procession and Lunch
www.ccsww.org, also listed in the bulletin and on the
February 11th—CYO Italian Dinner
CCS Week pew envelopes. Thank you for your care and
January 7th—Call to Protect Class
compassion for our neighbors in need.
aste St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Wreaths
As St. Vincent de Paul gear’s up for Thanksgiving Christmas wreaths, made by the farmworker women of Ore-
and Christmas, more food and donations are gon, will be available to you again this year. Your purchase
needed as their funds are limited.
P You can drop items off at Mass in the vestibule
of a wreath supports the women as they work towards eco-
nomic and leadership development. The wreaths are beauti-
or bring to Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.
A Items needed for the holidays are: stuffing,
ful and long lasting and are well worth the cost of $30. You
can call Jake or Norene Saldana at 937-3682 to place an or-
olives, canned sweet potatoes, yams, boxed
R potato buds, gravy, canned cranberries, ginger-
der by November 27th. The wreaths will be available for
pickup on the first weekend of December.
bread, pumpkin bread mixes, pancake mixes,
I candy canes, little stockings filled with candies. Shoeboxes of Joy
Items will be delivered for Christmas on
S Saturday morning, December 17th.
Shoeboxes of Joy, a wonderful ministry and program of
Call or email Kellyann Padon if you would like to
H help. 206-617-2522 or email@example.com
Catholic Community Services that gives us an opportunity to
spread joy and share our care and compassion, is beginning
again. Through this effort we are invited to provide small
Parish Office Opportunity items in a shoebox that will be given to someone who may
L Our administrative staff is reorganizing. Karen
Donations for Flowers
I Bailey, our Bookkeeper, is reducing her work
days from five to one. Gail Neudorfer, our Par-
Donations for flowers are always welcome, especially during
F ish Administrative Assistant, will perform
bookkeeping for four days per week. Hence,
the Christmas and Easter seasons. This is a great way to
remember someone you love, whether they are living or de-
E we are in the process of looking for Gail’s re- ceased. Special envelopes have been placed in the pews for
placement. Excellent people and computer this purpose and any amount that is given will be greatly
skills required. Particular experience with par- appreciated.
ish related software a significant plus. For in-
formation, please call Frank at the Parish Of- Festival for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
fice , or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The residents of Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and the
Knights of Columbus invite you to participate in a festival
Thank you for the healing prayers said for me in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe following
my cancer recovery. Please continue those the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 11th. We will be
wonderful prayers for the many who are in led in procession from the Church to the Parish Hall. There
treatment and remission. God bless each and you will enjoy great company along with lunch. If you come
every one of you. to a different Mass, come back for the fun!
Thanks so much - Harry Langen
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...That’s right - it’s time for Our Lady of Guada-
lupe’s 7th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! We’ll gather right outside the
S church on Friday, December 9th, at 7:00 p.m. Please come out to sing Christmas car-
ols, enjoy complimentary refreshments in the Parish Hall, and enjoy some Christmas
C N craft fun for the kids! Please bring some non-perishable food items to donate to St.
Vincent de Paul. If you’d like to volunteer to bring some cookies for the event and/or
H E to volunteer the night of the event, please contact Tovee Delallana at 933-5756 or
email@example.com. See you there, and Merry Christmas!
O W 40th Annual Auction - Our Lady of Guadalupe School is celebrating our 40th Annual Auction, Prom
Night “Don’t Stop Believing”, on March 3, 2012. The auction proceeds benefit our children’s educa-
O S tion by covering operational expenses, utilities and building maintenance. Our goal is to give our stu-
dents an outstanding Catholic education, in the best learning environment possible, as we develop
L remarkable and compassionate community members. This auction can not be a success without your
generosity. We are now accepting auction donations in the school office. Please contact Laura Wel-
lington, Procurement Chair at 937-3253 or the school at 935-0651 for questions or to make a donation.
The donation deadline is December 2, 2011. We thank you in advance for your support of our school.
You are invited—The children of Our Lady of Guadalupe School invite you to attend their celebration
of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Mass on December 12th at 9:00 a.m.
aste Ministry Schedule — Dec 3 & 4, 2011
Stewardship and the
Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
Acolytes: Tess Porter, Callan Stanley-Jones, Andrew
Stewardship has been described as Morley
the “pull and power of the Gospel
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Hoesley, Sandy Plummer,
come alive” by the US Bishops.
Stewardship is grounded in the gos- Sr. Jacqueline Fernandes, Judy LeGrand, Bill McLaughlin
pel message and as such it is re- Lead: Hilda Guiao
flected in some way in the read- Lector 1: Renee Harn
ings (Old Testament, New Testa- Lector 2: Marian Shugrue
L ment Letters, Gospel) we hear proclaimed each
Sunday. Here is a look at one of the readings for
Sunday, December 4th at 8:30 a.m.
Acolytes: Christy Nguyen, Ky Nguyen
this weekend through a “stewardship” lens.
Eucharistic Minister: Kathy Fitch, Ernie Peischel, Harry
I November 27th - (1st Letter to the Corinthians) Langen, Stephen Kennedy, Stephen Morel
“God is faithful, and by him you were called to fel- Lead: Evelyn Sazon
T lowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” This
call to fellowship and companionship is celebrated
Lector 1: Jim Paynton
Lector 2: Mariann Crissey
and realized through sacrament, service, and fami-
Sunday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m.
U ly. The ways we live this call in every aspect of
our lives is stewardship: stewardship of the very
Acolytes: Julie Oishi, Julian Saturno
call God has made. Eucharistic Minister: Sharon Schrenzel, Richie Paras-
R Gillispie, Pat Hess, Mia Sazon, Daniel Dunne, Nicole
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Lead: Kellyann Padon
G Lector 1: Erlinda De los Reyes
Lector 2: Lucille van der Hagen
Are you interested in learning more about the
Y Catholic Faith and/or becoming Catholic? You are
invited to participate in the RCIA (Rite of Christian New Mass Translation Begins This Week
Initiation of Adults), a process of initiation into the
Catholic community of faith. It is a process which Our parish goal is to not only maintain but increase the
encompasses the study of Scripture, Catholic teach- full, active and conscious participation of the entire as-
ing, and Christian values—the development and sembly as we transition to the New Roman Missal. We
deepening of a life of prayer and action—all with need the support of the entire parish to help make this
the support and involvement of the parish commu- transition an opportunity for a deeper appreciation for
nity. A new inquiry session will begin Wednesday, the Mass as the “source and summit” of not only our par-
January 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Pastoral Center. ish community, but more importantly for our everyday
For more information, please contact Helen
lives as followers of Jesus.
Oesterle at 206-935-0358 x108 or email
Ministry Scheduler to help coordinate the scheduling
L An Adult Christ at Christmas of our liturgical ministers (lectors, altar servers, and
Eucharistic Ministers). A new scheduling software pro-
I B Advent
gram has been purchased to make the task much eas-
Advent Hope, Christmas Peace
B O Carols for Christmas
ier. If you like working at the computer and organiz-
ing things, this ministry is for you!! - Can work from
R O Fathoming Bethlehem; home.
Advent Meditations Doorkeepers for Sunday School to help monitor the
A K Living Advent doors on Sunday mornings from 10:00—11:00 a.m. to
R S Seasons of Celebration welcome catechists and families for our children’s
faith formation programs.
Y Unplug the Christmas Machine
If you are interested in either of these opportunities,
please contact Helen Oesterle at 206-935-0358 x108, or
aste Prepare The Way Of The Lord Rachel’s Corner
The Maureen Still Band invites you to celebrate the Joy- Hope and Healing After Abortion
ous Coming of Christ the King through an evening of mu-
When we face death, discouragement, loss of pain,
sic and song!
we can take great comfort in knowing that no sor-
All are welcome - A great family event! row is too deep that God cannot feel it with us.
Friday, December 2, 2011 And God wants to help deliver us from it. He
7:30 p.m. wants to bring us His divine comfort and healing.
- Reflections from Footprints
St. Louise Church
God is with you to help you face your pain.
141 - 156th Avenue SE
Come find His divine comfort and healing on a
Bellevue, WA 98007
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™.
C Admission if Free!
Next retreat: March 9-11, 2012
Donations of non-perishable goods/items to the Church
O charities are always welcome.
Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
Your are loved with an everlasting Love!
M Messiah Sing Along Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community
M Throughout the 1980’s, Seattle Unity was among the many
U regional churches that hosted SINGALONG MESSIAH con-
certs, which invited music lovers to share the thrill of sing-
Upcoming Advent Retreat
N ing some of the most adored music in western repertoire,
Handel’s “Messiah”. Only a handful of these sing-alongs
Holding on to Hope - December 2-4
I still occur, and interested singers have had to venture fur-
ther and further afield to find one.
What better way to make Advent more meaningful
than to start it out with a silent retreat. Jennifer
T This year, Seattle Unity breathes life back into this tradition
Kelly and Fr. Paul Fitterer SJ will lead this special
Advent retreat for women. Jennifer has worked
in their beautiful downtown Sanctuary, with orchestra, pro-
Y fessional soloists, and wonderful refreshments at a pre-
extensively in retreat ministry and spiritual direc-
tion, bringing her music, art and joy to every
concert Holiday Feast of Treats.
event. Fr. Paul is currently the chaplain at Seattle
E Proceeds will benefit New Horizons Ministries, a longtime
outreach partner with Seattle Unity. New Horizons has
Prep and has taught previously at Seattle Universi-
ty. Take some time out from the busy holiday sea-
V been loving and serving Seattle’s homeless and street in-
volved young people since 1978.
son to pray and reflect on all the reasons for hope
in your life.
E All singers are invited, and non-singers (listeners) too. For more information on this retreat, call the
Bring your own score; some scores available for rent. Cho-
N ral section leaders will keep things moving confidently.
Pa lisa des at 1 -8 0 0-3 3 0 -7 6 22
Friday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. - $20
T Sing or just listen! All welcome.
Feast of Holiday Treats at 6:00 p.m. - bring your cookies!
S Seattle Unity Advent Vocation Discernment
200 8th Avenue North, Seattle 98109
Tickets and event details: Advent Vocation Discernment Retreat Day
For Single Young Adult Women & Men
Considering a Call to Religious Life
Conductor: Eric O’del
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Central Deanery Council Meeting 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University of Washington Newman Center
Central Deanery of ACCW (Seattle Archdiocesan Council of 4502 20th Ave. NE, Seattle 98105
Catholic Women) invites all Catholic Women of King County Lunch provided - no fee
to their OPEN Board Meeting on Thursday, December 1, **
at 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At St. Anthony Parish, Please SIGN Up by November 28th
Father Lane Room - 314 South 4th Street, Renton, WA Call Sister Gretta, O.P., 253-579-4060
98057. RSVP: Lori Margetan 253-833-3380 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a brown bag lunch and invite your friends.
Election of Officers, Budgeting Plan, Fundraiser Planning!
Great West Seattle Christmas Tree Lighting
December 9th at 7:00 p.m.
at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Come join our parish for caroling, fellowship, food and fun for children. Bundle up and
join us for what has become an Advent highlight for our parish and parish friends. So
many people comment that our Christmas Tree Lighting is safe, inexpensive and fun for
F all ages.
R Building for Our Future Capital Campaign
O News and Updates
M Remember to place your order for a campaign paver! Sample pavers and brochures are located in the narthex
and school lobby or on the campaign website www.olgfuture.org. Orders must be received by December 9,
T In the coming weeks expect to see the following construction milestones:
H All roofing will be completed.
Interior framing and plumbing/electrical rough-in begins.
Windows will be installed.
Natural gas connection will be installed.
A Fundraising Update
S Building completion date: March 2012
Contributions and pledges: $2,693,570
T Parish participation: 60%
O School participation: 94%
R Employer matches: $18,321
S In-kind donations: $13,270
TOTAL TO DATE: $3,192,161
D Campaign goal: $3.7 million
E Percent of goal achieved: 86%
S If you have not yet pledged and would like to support the campaign, contact Campaign Coordinator, Sue
K Wilkes at 206-935-0358 ext. 115 or email@example.com.
Look for our Parish Giving Tree in the narthex. Gifts for Treehouse and youth at Santa Teresita is our focus