"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"

Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
welcomes all!


Dear Friends,

Father Dennis McGowan, OSA

Eight years isn’t a long time. It seems like I just arrived at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish (October 25, 2007, to be exact). And now, it is time for me to say good-bye, at least in my present relationship with you.

Much has happened in the parish during those eight years: a celebration of the parish’s 125th anniversary; a celebration of our life as a community through the Visioning Process; the departure of Fr. Jim after 31 years; the arrival of Fr. Denny as his successor. Much has happened in my life during those eight years: I celebrated my 25th Anniversary of Ordination; I turned sixty (which was difficult seeing that I’m only 42!); I said good-bye to my mother; I said good-bye to my brother.

This was an important time in the life of the parish and in my personal life, and I have been greatly blessed and privileged to have been a part of all of it with you. You have been uplifting. You have been supportive. You have been loving. I have worked with a staff which is second to none. I have lived with seven friars during that time who have really been brothers to me in the greatest sense. While I look forward to the challenges which lie ahead for me, I will always hold close to me this time I have spent among you. I ask for your prayers during this time and be assured that you are always in my prayers as well.

I’m only about 2 miles down the road, so I know that we will be seeing each other often. God bless you all, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

Father Dennis


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Morning Prayer at OMGC

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