"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
Welcome New Augustinians!
This weekend, we welcome Fr. John Deary, OSA, our new Parochial Vicar, to Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish. Fr. John is originally from Philadelphia but has spent only a short time serving in this region since his Ordination. Apart from four years working in Vocation and Formation Ministry at Villanova, PA and Racine, WI and four years in secondary education at schools in both Washington, DC and Florida, Fr. John has spent the rest of his ministry as a priest in Augustinian-staffed parishes in other states. He served as a Parochial Vicar in parishes in Bronx, NY and Lawrence, MA. He has served as Pastor in parishes in Casselberry, FL (7 years), Jamaica, NY (5 years) and most recently as Pastor for 23 years at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Cape Coral, FL. He brings a wealth of experience in parish ministry to his new assignment at OMGC.
On July 1, we will welcome Fr. Liam O’Doherty, OSA to OMGC. He will be serving as Administrator of the Parish. In situations when a Pastor is unable to fulfill his duties, as is the case with Father Denny, an Administrator is assigned to assume leadership of the parish. An Administrator can often serve for a period of up to one year, until a new Pastor is appointed. Fr. Liam is originally from Darby, PA and comes to us from Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Staten Island, NY, where he has served as Pastor for the last 6 years. Previous to his assignment in New York, he spent a short time working at St. Margaret Parish in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, while living with Father Denny and Bro. Bill Harkin. During his time at St. Margaret’s, he was also involved in Hispanic ministry in western North Carolina. He previously worked in Hispanic ministry at St. Mary’s Parish in Lawrence, MA. For 18 years after Ordination, Fr. Liam served in the Augustinian Missions in several parishes in Japan. Fr. Liam’s mother, who is 91, resides in Media.
Welcome Fr. John and Fr. Liam!
Morning Prayer at OMGC
Here at Our Mother of Good Counsel, each Monday through Saturday morning, we celebrate Morning Prayer in common following the 8:00am Mass. Everyone is invited (around 8:30am) to join us in the daily chapel for this beautiful way to begin the day!
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