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

The Pope’s Mass

Dear Friends,

Father Denny, OSA, Pastor

In less than a month our Archdiocese will host the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis. We’ve been hearing about this historic event for over a year and now it is upon us! Let’s all pray daily for the success of the World Meeting of Families and for safe travels for the Holy Father.

I urge those who are able to attend the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Mass on the Parkway. Information regarding registration, transportation, and many other topics can be found on our parish website and the archdiocesan website. If any of our parish families need assistance with the registration fees for the World Meeting sessions, there are several parish grants available. Please contact Karen Carey if you are interested.

I was there at Logan Circle for the last Papal Mass that Philadelphia hosted. It remains a powerful memory. For those who will not be going to the Parkway to celebrate with Pope Francis, we will be showing the Mass on a big screen in our Gymnasium. All are welcome.

The Archdiocese has published norms for the “distance viewing” of the Mass: 1) it does not fulfill one’s obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and, 2) the distribution of Holy Communion is forbidden. The norms also call for an atmosphere of “respectful viewing.”  

The Mass is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm on Sunday, September 27. You are welcome to come to the Gym starting at 3:30pm. So that we can set up for both “respectful viewing” and for some light refreshments, we need to have some idea how many might attend. So please let us know if you’re interested in our parish viewing. You can email the office (info@omgcparish.net), call the office (610.525.0147), or put a note in the offertory basket. Children are most welcome. If we know that a number of youngsters will be present, there will be some “Papal activity” for them in the Social Center. Please let us know by Monday, September 21, if you will be there.

May God bless Pope Francis’ journey to our part of the world!

Father Denny


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