Events

Women’s Advent Morning of Reflection

Saturday, December 4, 2021

When:
Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Where:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Guest speaker Sarah Christmyer will present
“Advent: What are you waiting for?”

This event is sponsored by OLG parish and there is no cost to attend. Registration is required and begins on October 30 and 31 at all Masses and online.

Contact OLGAdventMOR@gmail.com or call 215-919-4471 with questions.

Register at: olguadalupe.org/events or
https://forms.parishgiving.org/form-4190774/

All Saints Day Mass and Relic Exhibition

Monday, November 1, 2021

When:
Monday, November 1, 2021
Continued on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Times:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and
6:30 to 8:00p.m. on November 1, 2021

Where:
OLG Church - All Saints Day Mass, 7:00 p.m.

The saints will be marching in at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on All Saints Day, Monday, November 1, 2021.

Did you know that Our Lady of Guadalupe has fourteen different relics from various saints that are kept in our church? Many of us have our favorite devotion to our favorite saint (s), including two of our most recently acquired modern-day saints, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and Blessed Carlo Acutis.

On All Saints Day and All Souls Day, the parish relics will be on display for you to visit, venerate, pray with, and learn more about. Saint relics are a long tradition in the Catholic Church. Please consider stopping by the church to see them.

Bring your children; this wonderful tradition in our Catholic faith should be passed on.
Contact Lisa Kopertowski with any questions.

To find out more about relics, please see Monsignor Gentili’s article posted on the OLG website.

Click here:
https://www.olguadalupe.org/monsignorreports

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition

Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, November 7, 2021

The Youth Group has recently acquired a first-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo had a love for the Eucharist ever since he was a small child. He believed and trusted that when he received the Eucharist, he was receiving the true body and blood of Jesus. One of his favorite expressions was, “the Eucharist is my highway to heaven.” He made it his life’s mission to try to convince the world of this reality. It saddened him that so many Catholics did not truly believe.

Carlo created a Eucharistic Miracle Exhibition. He knew the power of making this message available to so many people through the internet. He finished this project right before he died at the age of 15 in 2006.

In my many years here at OLG, I have tried to further this belief in the youth that I have worked with. Once we obtained Blessed Carlo’s first-class relic, I knew I had to share this exhibition with the parish. I encourage all parishioners to “come and see,” this wonderful exhibition. Bring your children!

In today’s secular society many Catholics have doubt about the Eucharist. Visit this exhibition to further your appreciation for the true and real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Come and have your heart transformed.

Lisa Kopertowski, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
youthministry@olguadalupe.org.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

When:
Tuesday, November 2

Time:
7:00 p.m.

Where:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

The All Souls Day Memorial Mass is a special Mass to remember all that have died and in particular those who died this past year and were family members of our parishioners. All are invited to pray for their departed loved ones and to show support to those who are mourning.

Altar Server Training - 2021

Saturdays, October 23 & November 6, 2021

When:
Saturdays, October 23 & November 6, 2021

Time:
11:00 a.m.

Where:
OLG Church

Sign up for Altar Server Training!
All boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 are welcome to join Monsignor Gentili and Mr. McGovern for new altar server training. All are welcome!

Sign-up Helpers for Code Blue - 2022

October 23 & 24, 2021

When:
October 23 & 24, 2021

Time:
After all Masses

Where:
We will be in the narthex if you would like to sign up in person or have questions.

Code Blue and the Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless

This January, OLG’s Parish Life Center will serve as the host site for the Coalition
to Shelter and Support the Homeless’ Code Blue shelter. The Code Blue program
provides shelter and meals to homeless adults on cold, winter nights when it is
dangerous to be outside.

There are several volunteer opportunities for parishioners to be a part of this
important mission, including shelter site managers, kitchen volunteers, and meal/grocery providers. If you are interested in more information, please contact:

Angela Guidone:
angela.guidone@foxroach.com
(shelter volunteers and shelter site managers)

Rosalie Tibaldi:
tibaldi@att.net
(Kitchen, meals/grocery providers)

Sign- up online:
https://www.co2ssh.org/

Raffle for Painting - View of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Sunday, October 31, 2021

When:
October 31, 2021

Time:
After the 11:00 a.m. Mass

The painting View of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will be on display in the church at Masses until October 24 and a winning raffle ticket will be drawn after the 11:00 Mass on October 31.
All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Mary statue.

To purchase raffle tickets, or to order a high quality giclée print of the painting, contact:
Denise Wilcox
215-340-9737
denisetwilcox1@aol.com.


PARISH ARTIST DENISE CALLANAN-KLINE PAINTS OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH

Doylestown artist Denise Callanan-Kline, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, is known for her landscapes of Bucks County, river scenes and the polo matches in Tinicum Park. She has now completed a painting of the Buckingham church building in its natural surroundings, as part of an effort to fund another work of art that the church has commissioned. The commissioned work is a sculpture of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Joe DeVito, which honors Mary as a mother, and Callanan-Kline is donating her framed oil on panel painting to help raise its funding.

“Rather than create an architectural illustration, I chose to set the church in its Bucks County surroundings, which required a little tromping down the field across the road from the church to take some photos,” explains Callanan-Kline. “When designing the painting, I was thinking of the Hudson River painters, whose goal was to represent sublime beauty in their landscapes. They would often paint a building as an integral part of the overall landscape. These artists sought to not merely to reach the intellect and emotions, but to touch the soul. When painting the sky I decided to use cerulean blue which is the color blue more closely associated with Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

The artist feels it is important to support the creation of true art in churches, work that encompasses original thought and dedicated craftsmanship. She has found motivation in St. John Paul the Great’s 1999 Letter to Artists, in which he describes the artist’s unique gift: “Genuine artistic intuition goes beyond what the senses perceive and, reaching beneath reality's surface, strives to interpret its hidden mystery. The intuition itself springs from the depths of the human soul, where the desire to give meaning to one's own life is joined by the fleeting vision of beauty and of the mysterious unity of things . . . true art has a close affinity with the world of faith, so that, even in situations where culture and the Church are far apart, art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience.” The effort Callanan-Kline invests in the time-consuming traditional steps of designing, executing and varnishing her paintings attests to St. John Paul’s statement that true art comes at a cost, but the rewards last a lifetime and longer.

Save the Hyde Amendment!

Ongoing

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Save the Hyde Amendment!


People should not be forced to pay for abortion with their tax dollars against their will. The Hyde Amendment has majority support. A January 2021 Marist poll found that 58% of Americans oppose federal funding of abortion. A November 2020 McLaughlin poll found that 64% of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. The McLaughlin poll notably found that 69% of Independents and even 49% of Democrats oppose taxpayer of abortion. 

The Hyde Amendment has enjoyed bipartisan support since 1976 and has been continually included in the appropriations process since then. The Hyde Amendment is estimated to have saved over 2.4 million lives. It was estimated that before the Hyde Amendment took effect, the Medicaid program was paying for about 300,000 elective abortions annually, and that number was escalating rapidly. 

The Hyde Amendment is not discriminatory. It saves babies of all ethnicities. Government funding of abortion is discriminatory. According to the Centers for Disease Control, African American babies are killed by abortion at a rate more than three times that of non-Hispanic white babies and Hispanic babies are aborted at a rate of almost 75% greater than that of nonHispanic white babies. Taxpayer funding of abortion would kill even more African American and Hispanic babies. President Biden and the pro-abortion Democratic leadership should not be allowed to remove the Hyde Amendment and force everyone to pay for abortion with their tax dollars.

To read more click the following link:

https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=13514

Saint Katharine Drexel Clothing Cupboard - SAVE THE DATE!

October 23 and 24, 2021

When:
October 23 and 24, 2021

Where:
Saint Katharine Drexel Clothing Cupboard
Father Ianelli’s New Parish

Please mark the date on your calendar and save any clothing that you are able to donate. The drive is for coats and winter clothing for St Katharine Drexel Clothing Cupboard, Chester PA which is Father Ianelli's new parish. They are in particular need of 3X to 5X clothing.

Contact Maureen Sapelli 215-794-5764 or maureenm23@gmail.com for more details.

Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation

Ongoing - 2021

Dear Members of the Parish,

As your pastor, I highly encourage you to participate in this request from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, regarding these important pieces of legislation, and contacting Senators Toomey and Casey.

The links will guide you through the process. If you are unable to do this, then I would encourage you to make a phone call. Thank you for your efforts at being involved and informed citizens and Catholics.

Sincerely Yours in Our Lord,

Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili


So-Called Equality Act
Please contact U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and urge them to oppose the so-called Equality Act (H.R. 5). The bill would potentially expand abortion in general, and taxpayer funding of abortion in particular. Contact Senators Casey and Toomey here:

https://cqrcengage.com/nrlc/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=510922

National Right to Life
National Right to Life Committee opposed passage of H.R. 5. In addition to other issues, H.R. 5 poses a significant pro-life threat. More on this legislation can be found here:

https://www.nrlc.org/equality-act/

Support OLG with Amazon Smile

Ongoing - 2021

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