"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
The Season of Initiation
There are seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Marriage. Three of them: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are “the Sacraments of Initiation”. The Easter Season (Holy Saturday night till Pentecost Sunday) is the ideal time to celebrate Christian initiation. Here at Our Mother of Good Counsel, we will have the joy of celebrating these sacraments on multiple occasions. Over the last two weekends, sixteen of our parishioners will receive their first Holy Communion. Congratulations to them, their parents, and their teachers. Throughout the Easter Season, there are six baptisms of infants scheduled. And this weekend, at the Vigil Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Bishop Maginnis will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on twenty-six of our parishioners. This is the first time in the history of the parish that Confirmation has been celebrated within Sunday Mass. Again, congratulations to our young people, their parents, and their teachers. As a parish, we have cause for great rejoicing.
There is also cause for prayerful reflection. I received my first Holy Communion on March 27, 1965. I was in the second grade. I can remember the excitement and joy of that day. I still have and cherish a photograph my Dad took of me as I left for church. How about you? When did you first partake of the feast? When were you confirmed? This sacred Season invites us to renew, refresh, and reclaim our own initiation into God’s family. As much as I enjoy those memories, it is my present relationship to the Sacraments of Initiation that this Easter Season asks me to consider. Initiation lasts a lifetime. And annually, at Easter, the Church invites us to recommit. My prayer is that we all take the time to do just that.
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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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