Weekly Update 12/09/20
Mass Schedule

Weekday Livestream - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 9:00am

Public Mass - Saturday @ 5:30pm

Livestream - Sunday @ 10:00am
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE
  • Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm (For families with children)
  • 8:00 pm (Traditional)
Both masses will be live-streamed and recordings will be available on our website.

  • Christmas Day: 10:00 am
This is a public Mass (need to register ahead of time)
  • New Year’s Eve: 5:30 pm

Please note there will be no public mass on December 26th.  
“GIFTS OF THE SEASON: AN ADVENT OFFERING OF WORD & SONG” Join us on Wednesday evenings of Advent, 7:00-7:30 pm, for reflections and songs focused on the gifts of the season: patience, hope, mercy and joy. All events will be live streamed on our Vimeo and Facebook channels. We hope you set aside some time to gather with others for renewal of our hearts and minds as we prepare for Christmas!

ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE will be on Wednesday, December 16, 7:00-7:45 pm. You can also schedule a time with Fr. Kevin to celebrate this sacrament safely. Go to our parish website for more resources about this sacrament or CLICK HERE

 "Gifts of the Season: Patience", Sheila Dennis and Jeannie Barei share their reflections on the gift of patience that took place on 12/2/20
“GREEN” ADVENT CALENDAR 
Even during a time of the pandemic, creation stills needs our care. Click HERE so you can use this Advent calendar for ideas during this
season to show your care and love for God’s creation.
The Young Ladies Institute Carmelita 226
are having a Pre-Order Lumpia Holiday Fes on Dec 20th, 2020 from 11:30am to 1pm @ OLG's Walmesley Center Parking Lot!

Pre-Order deadline: December 13, 2020

Pre-order pick-up: December 20, 2020 from 11:30am-1pm. Orders have to be made by email only to arabellac@comcast.net
To view the order form & to place your order, go to our website
CCS APPEAL FOR THE POOR IS THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 12 & 13

With more than 170 programs serving over 105,000 Western Washingtonians in 2019, CCS and CHS are Christ’s hands at work in our community. In these uncertain and challenging times, your support as a volunteer, advocate, or donor of CCS and CHS offers Hope and Light to those in need of assistance. The impact of our church’s charitable outreach on the lives of its clients, regardless of their belief, can be transformational. Join now in supporting these ministries that live out our gospel imperative of loving our neighbors.

Parishioners received a letter last week asking for your participation. 25% of collections returned, or made through the parish website, will come back to OLG for our own social outreach ministry and programs. 

Send your envelope in or donate online today!
For more information go to our website

Check out this video too!
We want to hear from You!

If you haven't had a chance to join one of our listening sessions with Fr. Kevin there is still space available on 12/17, 1/9 and 1/15. We want to hear what you value most about OLG, what can we do as a parish to continue to support each other as the pandemic continues and as we look ahead to life post COVID what are your hopes for the near and longer-term future of OLG?
The end of December is also the end of the tax year. Here are some tips for year-end giving.
  • Donate Online
  • Text 206-745-4559 and put $$ amount in message line - response will provide link to finalize gift.
  • Mail or drop of at parish office.
  •  IRA – If you are 70 ½ or older, there are potential tax benefits when you transfer funds from your IRA to the parish. Contact your IRA plan administrator.  
  • Donate stock – donating to a non-profit can save you from paying capital gains tax of the appreciated value if you have held the stock for at least year. Call 206 382-4845 for further instructions/details on donating stock.

To be counted as a tax deduction for 2020 your gift must be either received or postmarked by December 31st. If the parish receives it after January 1st, the IRS says it is a 2021 tax deductible gift.
A huge thank you for your generosity to Our Lady of Guadalupe in 2020, especially given the challenges many of you experienced during this year of the pandemic!  
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Drop-In
Join us on Saturday, December 12, to celebrate our feast day in a new way. Start the day with Mass online at 9:30am then drop by the parish for a variety of services from 11am-3pm. Pick up your Pura Vida coffee order, a free mask and a care kit for your car. Buy Christmas cards from the Knights of Columbus. Drop off your Giving Tree gift and items to help fill our St. Vincent de Paul pantry. Without our usual Thanksgiving Mass and Light Up the Night celebrations, the need is greater than ever! See our website for a list of needed cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and food.
 
Ethical Trade Sale: Get Your Chocolate Advent Calendar, Gifts, and Coffee Today!

Ready to start your Christmas shopping? Did you know you can find fabulous Fair Trade items that support communities around the world and help OLG at the same time? Now that’s a fun way to share the joy of the season!  Simply shop through our custom parish link and 20% comes back to us (we’ve already earned over 900)!

Interested in products from our other annual vendors? Visit our website for their links!
We will have coffee ready to pick up at OLG on December 12th from 11am-3pm during the Feast Day Drop In
Christmas Game Night for Youth
Calling all 7th-12th graders for a fun night of online games during the upcoming Christmas break. Join youth from OLG and Holy Rosary on Tuesday, December 22 at 6:30pm. Get to know other Catholic youth in West Seattle, have fun, and see if you can win some prizes too! All are welcome so invite your friends to join. Find more information and register by Friday, December 18th on our website or click the picture up above.
Young Adult Parish Survey
Calling all Young Adults (18-39) OLG is starting a new ministry and we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to fill out a short survey by December 20th. Let us know who you are and what you want in a Young Adult ministry. Please share the word with others as well. For the latest updates, join our OLG Seattle Young Adults closed Facebook group and/or find us on Instagram
JustFaith Racial Justice Series: Faith and Racial Equity

OLG is launching “Faith and Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege” in mid-January around Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. This small group program awakens participants to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others. Learn how Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel of Luke guide us in seeking racial justice in today’s world. Gain practical tools for becoming anti-racist and for effecting change in our communities. The program calls us to transformation and, as such, asks us to put in the work. Participants attend eight 2 ½ hour weekly sessions, an opening retreat, and an immersion experience as well as read two books. Cost is $20 plus the cost of the books ($40 if all new).  Weekday, weeknight, and weekend options available. Register by Sunday, December 20th. Or visit our website to sign up and learn more.
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CONGRATULATIONS & GOD’S BLESSINGS to Hadley Elizabeth Veiga and Bella Rose Eugenio-Hasan who were recently baptized. We welcome them into our parish family and are committed to supporting their parents and godparents in “raising them in the practice of the faith.”  

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT was amazing! Thank you to Ann Sager and Kris Barker to figure out how to do it virtually. Thank you also to everyone who participated. If you missed it or want to relive the excitement, CLICK HERE

THANK YOU to the Trainor/Mann family and Scouts for distributing the large pile of garden soil around our Parish Office. We and the plants thank you very much!

OFFICE HOURS FOR MONTH OF DECEMBER - As a reminder we will be closed on Fridays during December. Please use our mail slot to the left of the front door for donations or other paperwork. Food for the pantry can be left outside.

WANT TO UPDATE YOUR ENVELOPE PREFERENCE? If you have moved to online giving. Or decided you would like to start receiving envelopes again, you can contact Marla

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL is looking for a full-time custodian. Contact Tang Nguyen tnguyen@stjames-cathedral.org  for more information.
 
MASS INTENTION FORMS NOW ONLINE The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church. Inscriptions discovered on tombs in Roman catacombs of the second century evidence this practice.
REMINDER WE NEED YOU IN OUR PEWS—at least your faces!  Who knew that the pandemic would be going on this long and we still have many more months to go. If you haven’t already done so, please send us a photo of your household with names, so we can add it to our pew collection. Then, when we can gather again in person, you can view our “photo gallery” in the vestibule and be reminded of who your fellow parishioners are and what they look like! Email them to Helen or mail it to the office
Blessings to each of you!