"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
Celebrate Holy Week
This week begins with Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. This week is the only week of the year that the Church explicitly calls “Holy.” On behalf of my Augustinian brothers, the parish staff, and all those who have been preparing for our celebration of this Holy Week, I invite you to consider making your participation in the Sacred Triduum a real priority this year. These are our high holy days. The truths that we recall and celebrate through the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter are the very core of what we believe as Christians.
On Holy Thursday we celebrate the great gifts of Holy Orders and Eucharist. That morning hundreds of deacons and priests from across the Archdiocese will join Archbishop Chaput for the Mass of Chrism in the Cathedral. That evening at 7:30pm, Fr. Dennis will preside here at our celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. On Good Friday at 3:00pm, I will preside at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. Brother Bill will preach. On Holy Saturday, Fr. Jim McBurney will preside at the Easter Vigil. The Vigil, the most sacred liturgy of the year, will begin outside the main doors of the church. We will light the new fire there at about 7:40pm for those who would like to gather. The Vigil Mass will begin at 8:00pm. On Easter Sunday we will celebrate our usual Sunday morning Masses: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:15am.
We gather as the baptized. We renew, refresh, and rejoice in our conviction that Jesus Christ, our Savior, has conquered sin, sickness, and death. I hope you can be here.
Happy Holy Week,
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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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