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Parish Life

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our Lady of Good Counsel offers a number of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Religious Education/Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish, in conjunction with our sister parish at Holy Disciples, has a few opportunities for Religious Education and Faith Formation for every age level that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; pastoral ministries, such as visiting the homebound and praying for the needs of others on the Prayer Chain or taking home our Vocation Cross to pray for vocations to the priesthood; outreach ministries; and others, such as youth ministry and the annual mission trip with high school students from Holy Disciples, to name a couple more. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by using this website to regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our Lady of Good Counsel enjoys a rich history, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our bishop. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more  as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years. If you have photos you wish to share with us, please let us know. We would love to include them in our Gallery!