On March 10th Good Counsel celebrated its 30th anniversary! We also had a special Mass and reception on March 21st. Perhaps you may have attended either event, but even if you did, I would like for you to take a look at our Online 30th Anniversary Journal.
Some components are duplicated from what we handed out in a printed copy, but other anniversary features, like an interview I did, are available exclusively here online.
Below is a small sample:
Q: When Good Counsel began back in 1985 what were some of the biggest challenges you faced?
I thought it would be money but learned it was hiring the right staff. Good staff are most important. The Lord has sent us many, many outstanding, wonderful, committed staff. People who will go out in the middle of the night to pick up a mother on the street. People who stay with a woman in labor for 36 hours. Staff who work in the office in Hoboken, receive a call that a mom needs food or clothes or toys, and they’ll drive right to the door, even if an hour away. You can’t pay for that kind of commitment, you can’t pay for someone’s faith and determination. Thank you Lord for good fellow workers in this area of Your vineyard.
To see the full interview and other memorable moments from our 30th anniversary celebration click here.
Thank you for your prayerful support of Good Counsel. You allowed us to make it into our 30th year of outreach to homeless mothers and babies. Please God, we will continue for many more years to come.
Christopher Bell +
Good Counsel Executive Director