OLG Parish News

Fair Trade Advent Sale
This holiday season, choose gifts that change lives! Shop our sale on Sunday, November 22nd for beautiful Fair Trade items made by artisans and farmers from over 18 countries. At the sale, located in the Walmesley Center gym, you’ll find unique gift items, including chocolates, Advent calendars, jewelry, holiday and home décor, scarves, ornaments, baskets, and much more. In addition to Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade items, we will be selling Christmas cards to support Noel House (a Catholic Community Services shelter for homeless women)the Young Ladies Institute will be selling their knitted goods, the Pre-K and 3rd grade classes will be offering tasty treats to benefit Westside Baby, and former Maryknoll Lay Missioners will be selling rosaries and batik items from Tanzania to support their programs there. The sale runs from 9:30am-1pm but our goods sell fast so be sure to come early for the best shopping!  Enjoy free Fair Trade coffee and chocolate while you browse.  This year, 5% of our proceeds will go to Catholic Relief Services and 20% will be used to start a Fair Trade Coffee Fund at OLG, with the goal of serving Fair Trade coffee at our events and in our offices as much as possible. For more information, contact Jennifer Ibach, (206) 935-0358 x120.
Shoeboxes of Joy
It is that time of year where we create “Shoeboxes of Joy” for the variety of people served by Catholic Community Services’ Volunteer Chore Services.  You can find the complete list on our parish website or contact the parish office.  Bring your donations in a shoe box that is wrapped with Christmas paper to mass the weekend of November 28th-29th.   They will be blessed by Fr. Jack at the 11:00 Mass. OLG has been one of the most generous parishes; let’s keep it going again this year!  Information, Helen Oesterle, 206-935-0358
Thanksgiving Mass
Thursday, November 26th at 10:00 am.
This is a wonderful way to give thanks to God for the many blessings in our lives.  Please bring donated food for our St. Vincent de Paul.  Also, you are invited to bring any item for your special dinner to be blessed by Fr. Jack and enjoyed later that day.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration – December 4th – 6th
You are invited to celebrate our parish feast day with singing, praying, dancing, and eating! This OLG celebration will begin with “Light Up the Night” on Friday, Dec. 4th beginning at 7:00 pm with Christmas carols, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, as we count down to the moment when we turn on the lights around our church. Then on Sunday, Dec. 6th during the 11:00 am Mass, the Guadalupe story will be dramatically retold by our OLG School Student Council, followed by the St. Anthony Guadalupe dancers leading us out in procession to the Walmesley Center where we will enjoy a fiesta hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Bring your family, friends and neighbors as we celebrate our parish community at this special time of the year.