"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!

Advent Family Morning

 Dear Friends,

Our Annual Advent Family Morning will be here on Sunday, December 3, 2017!  So far, over 100 parishioners will be joining us and we hope you will too!  

Our Advent Family Morning is a time when we celebrate the beginning of the season of Advent.  We spend time eating, celebrating, and sharing with one another.  We also spend time doing for others who are not as fortunate as we are.  And we celebrate together at the 11:15 Mass. Please plan on starting your Advent with us!

Our morning will include:

  • Breakfast - served from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
  • Gingerbread House Contest: As a family, create a Gingerbread House! Bring it to the gym on Sunday by 9:00 am and it will be entered into a contest for: most creative, most delicious looking, funniest, cutest, and most unique!  Winners will receive ribbons! Houses will be donated to local Senior Living Facilities. 
  • Create an Ornament, or Two: We will have some supplies, but feel free to bring your own.  Create a family ornament to place on our family tree that sits in the vestibule of the church during the Christmas Season.  Then, also create an ornament for you to take home or to send to the monastery at Villanova so the friars can enjoy your creativity. 
  • Sing-a-Long - as you move through the gym, join in the songs that are being sung, played or simply start one of your own. 
  • Get your wish list ready!  Santa will be here!!! You will be able to take pictures with him and tell him all your wishes.  He will be with us from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
  • Create a Christmas Card: We will send to the Troops abroad or the prisoners at Graterford! 
  • Create a Decorative Christmas Tree for a local shut in. 
  • Play a Christmas Game! Color a Christmas Picture!
  • Make a Bag of Reindeer Food: Take this home so the reindeer know where to go on Christmas Eve! 
  • Bring your favorite Christmas Cookies to share.  Bring copies of the recipe as well!
  • Bring a new, unwrapped toy, or a canned good or two for those less fortunate.  
  • We will also be collecting old clean towels and blankets for the local pet shelter. 

When you arrive at the gym, pick up a checklist, complete at least 6 different activities and receive a prize!  There will be a lot to do and many people are needed to help cook, serve, man tables, and simply be there!  If you can spare an hour or two, contact Karen at kcarey@omgcparish.net. If you can’t help, please just plan on joining us for some community building! This will be a wonderful, joy-filled morning to begin the Advent Season!

See you in the gym!

Karen Carey
Coordinator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry

 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!

Parish Reminders

Food Allergies

Please do not bring food that contains peanuts, nuts, peanut products or nut products inside the church. Someone sitting near you may have a serious allergy. Thank you for honoring this request.


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