"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
New Parishioners Brunch
This past Sunday, the Parish Council hosted our third annual New Parishioners Brunch. They invited all those who have registered as parishioners over the past two years. After the 11:15 Mass over 50 of us gathered in the Social Center. A wonderful spirit filled the room. There was lots of lively conversation and laughter as people from different towns, states, and countries got to know each other now as members of the same parish. Those gathered ranged in age from newborns to new candidates for our parish Senior group. Some couples had been married for well over 50 years. Two of the couples just had their first child and one couple was expecting their first any day.
Over and over again, I was told by the new parishioners how welcome they were made to feel by those already in the pews. The words “warm” and “friendly” kept being repeated as they described their initial experiences with the “veterans” of the parish. Well done, my friends! What wonderful testimony to our efforts to be a welcoming community.
I shared with the group an interesting statistic about our parish. The overall number of people who belong to the parish (1,050 households) has been constant for nearly fifteen years. Yet, in the last two years 106 families have registered as new parishioners. That means that 10% of the parish has only been here for two years. It would appear that although many in the parish have been members for a long time, some even for their whole lives, a significant number of those in our pews are always new.
For those who worship here but are not registered, perhaps you would like to. Or perhaps, you would simply like to hear from us when we contact the parishioners. If either is the case, don’t hesitate to call the parish office or send us an email.
May God continue to bless all of us!
Vision Survey Results
Read the results of our Vision Survey.
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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