"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
Christmas and New Year Mass
Spread the Invitation
I was recently visiting a parishioner who told me that last year when her grandson asked what she would like for Christmas, she answered, “I would love it if you went to Mass with me.” He was happy to. And this year, he already suggested that they do it again. She chuckled and told me that she wished she had thought to ask him five years ago!
This grandmom’s story got me thinking. We should all invite our family and friends to go to Mass with us on Christmas and for the New Year. As our families schedule their holiday activities, let’s suggest Mass as a part of the plan. I believe that many would respond positively to the idea and be glad that someone had suggested it as a family event.
To that end, I want to highlight for you our Mass schedule. On Christmas Eve, there will be a 6:00pm Mass and a 9:00pm Mass. Our wonderful choir and musicians will be at both Masses. Fr. Dennis will preside at the 6:00pm “family Mass.” Santa will be outside after the 6:00pm Mass. I will preside at the 9:00pm. On Christmas Day, we will follow a Sunday schedule with Mass at 7:30am, 9:30am, and 11:15am.
On the liturgical calendar, January 1st is the “Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God”. Even if it wasn’t a Holy Day, going to Mass would be a good idea for closing out one year and welcoming in the next. There are just two Masses scheduled for the Holy Day. Fr. Dennis will preside at the Vigil Mass on December 31st at 5:30pm. I will preside on January 1st at 10:30am.
I join the parish staff and my Augustinian brothers in wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you in church!
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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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