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Fr. Joe will soon be sending weekly messages via email. If you’re interested in receiving these emails, simply use the link below to sign up, confirm your email address, and check your inbox every week for new content from our Parish Administrator.

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Read Across America Week – March 1st – 4th

read-across-america-2015Read Across America Week is fast approaching and you can support OLG School through two easy ways:

  • Donate used books your children have outgrown.
  • Buy books for your children at the Scholastic Book Fair, or check out the Teachers’ Wish List on the days of the book fair

If you will be out-of-town during the week or have relatives and friends that want to contribute, please forward them the link below. They can shop from March 1st through March 14th:
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olgschool2

Spread the word! Please download and share the PDF flyer below.

Read Across America 2015 (743.5 KB)

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OLG Students Take Care of Neighbors

olg-school-badgeOLG School was featured in an article on the Angelus magazine (The Tidings’ online version) recently when the Dolphins dedicated their “Jean Day” fundraiser towards helping the St. James Victims Relief Fund.

An excerpt is provided below with a link to the full article.

Students, staff and faculty at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach kicked off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26 by combining solidarity and school spirit with “Caring for the Crusaders Day.” The event supported the parish community of St. James Church in Redondo Beach, which suffered the tragic loss of four lives due to a car accident following their school’s annual Christmas show on Dec. 17.

According to April Beuder, principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe School, when the student council was planning for Catholic Schools Week, students suggested Crusaders Day in lieu of holding their yearly Jean Day fundraiser, in which students donate $1 each for the opportunity to wear jeans to school for the day. This year, OLG students wore green and gold — St. James’ school colors — instead, with the funds raised earmarked for donation to the St. James Victim Relief Fund.

Most families donated more than $1 and many children brought in money from their allowances, explained Beuder. The school, which has 212 students, raised $600 during the initial fundraising, with donations still coming in at press time.

Read the remainder of the article here.

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Support Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Ministry!

Trisha Contreras, one of our Confirmation teachers, is running the LA Marathon on March 15 to raise funds for OLG Youth Ministry.

Watch her promo video below, and then be sure to visit her Fundraising page after.

THANK YOU TRISHA! We’re praying for you!

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Lent is Coming!

This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 18th. Lent has been observed by Christians since the 4th Century. It is a time of reflection, penitence and spiritual renewal before Easter. Lent ends at midnight on Holy Saturday, the night before Easter Sunday. During Lent some Christians focus on giving up something. Is it absolutely necessary for the observation of Lent to
give up a delicacy or a bad habit or an hour of sleep in the Lenten period, should be a matter between a Christian and God. Some may decide to do something extra for their spiritual hindrance to the Spirit. Some may make a special sacrifice of some sort. And some may decide to improve their communication and fellowship with God by having special times of prayer throughout the day, or vow to worship in the church at every service held. The important thing is to make Lent a special time, a memorable time. A time so meaningful that it sets the tone for the rest of the entire year. At the very least it should be a time of sincere spiritual growth. Please watch the bulletin for a list of liturgical and devotional services at our church this Lent.

Ash WednesdayThe Church’s year of growth will begin on February 18th, 2015. Our schedule for Ash Wednesday liturgies and distribution of Ashes is as follows:

  • 8:00AM Mass/ Distribution of Ashes
  • 2:00PM Service with Distribution of Ashes
  • 6:00PM Service with Distribution of Ashes (English)
  • 7:30PM Mass/ Distribution of Ashes (Spanish)
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OLG Bundle Sunday

Back by popular demand, and those doing their “Spring Cleaning”, Our Lady of Guadalupe and the St. Vincent DePaul Organization will be sponsoring a Bundle Sunday on Sunday February 22nd. That means you have a week to start bundling up all those clothes you will never fit in again and the golf clubs you’ll never use or gadgets you bought from “As Seen On TV”!!!! The truck will be here from 8AM—1PM! Get ready!!!!

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Catholic Schools Week

We’re in the middle of the national Catholic Schools Week, and wanted to share this infographic with our Parishioners and parents who have children of school age. If you are having trouble reading the full image, please download a copy of it here.

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Open Invitation – Catholic Men’s Fellowship

Open Invitation – Catholic Men’s Fellowship – OLG Men’s Group meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month – Come Join us

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings from 7:00am – 8:30 am at Tomboy’s Restaurant in Lawndale (the one behind Costco on Marine Ave.) At our breakfasts we break bread and discuss our lives in the light of our Catholic faith through friendship, prayer and fraternity.

We cultivate deep friendships among fellow parishioners, have fun, and learn from one another how to be a better husband, father, son, employee, Christian man and Catholic parishioner. Spiritual growth and accountability become factors as we get to know each other.

Typically a meeting begins with prayer. Then a scripture passages or a teaching is presented. In our meetings, we are challenged to interact and adopt an action point for the coming week or two. Meetings close with prayer.

For more information please call Christopher Barnes at 310-686-2314 or email him at larainmkr@gmail.com.

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