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November 2015 - Good Counsel

Give Prolife this Giving Tuesday

Posted by | Nov 30, 2015 | No Comments

On this Giving Tuesday, let us #GiveProlife. We invite you to read about our mothers and babies and their successes and about what we do here at Good Counsel. We then ask that you pray about it and give generously this Giving Tuesday, but let’s take it a step further with our own message of #GiveProlife.

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Join Good Counsel in Honoring Cardinal Dolan

Posted by | Nov 24, 2015 | No Comments

As the Advent Season approaches, I want to invite you to be a part of a very special evening on Tuesday, December 1st in Manhattan.

On that evening, beginning at 5:30 pm, we will gather at the Union League Club at 38 East 37th Street for the Father Benedict Groeschel Annual Awards Dinner which will honor His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chair of the National Catholic Conference of Bishops Pro-Life Activities. Read More

Good Counsel is Thankful for You!

Posted by | Nov 23, 2015 | No Comments

Regardless of where we come from, our ethnicity, our religion, our status or lack thereof, we can all celebrate Thanksgiving and honor Our Creator, who blesses us with so much.

I am happy to present you with our own humble offering of thanksgiving, a video featuring staff, volunteers, and Good Counsel mothers and babies! You are helping to make this a beautiful day for all those in our five homes. Read More

Join Us this Advent as We Prepare Our Hearts for Christ’s Coming!

Posted by | Nov 23, 2015 | No Comments

Let Us Inspire You Each Day of Advent with a Short Spiritual Reflection on Christ’s Love and Mercy

Starting on Sunday, November 29th, Good Counsel will offer a free Advent series entitled, “The Journey Towards Mercy.” Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotional, spiritual reflection, short prayer, or inspirational video, to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Coming.

In addition to our daily reflections, Good Counsel will also provide you with an opportunity to send us your prayer requests on our special Advent prayer page. You may leave your prayer request anonymously if you wish so we at Good Counsel can pray for you.

Sign up now so you don’t miss a day of what promises to be a beautiful way to live out Advent this year. Allow His gracious light and mercy to be everything you need!​​

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Please Respond Immediately

Posted by | Nov 17, 2015 | No Comments

May Thanksgiving bring you wonderful memories!

For many of the moms at Good Counsel, it’s not that way. The holidays are a painful reminder that their families kicked them out because they refused to have an abortion.  Thanks to you, staff and the other moms living in the home are their family now. Your generous support provides a loving and nurturing home, nutritious meals, consistent medical attention, training, education, the tools of self-sufficiency – and most of all, God’s love and hope for the future.

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Right now, many desperate moms are turning to Good Counsel for help. The need is serious! You know the costs of meals, formula, baby clothes, and doctor visits are high. Which is why I’m asking for your help today. Read More

Healing a Wounded World in the “Year of Mercy”

Posted by | Nov 6, 2015 | No Comments

As we approach the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we acknowledge our nation has suffered devastation like no other. Over 57 million unborn children have died in the womb. These are not abstract children, but children with mothers, fathers, grandparents, and siblings. They are part of someone’s family.

St. John Paul II, in the Gospel of Life took time to specifically address the mothers of these children. His comforting words have brought solace to many who sadly, chose to end the life of their child by abortion.

“I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many case’s it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and to his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child. With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own painful experience, you can be among the most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life. Through your commitment to life, whether by accepting the birth of other children or by welcoming and caring for those most in need of someone to be close to them, you will become promoters of a new way of looking at human life.”

(Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), #99)

One only has to meditate briefly on the words above to recognize the astounding impact one abortion has on a family and on our nation. We live in a world wounded by abortion and although it continues to be denied in the secular world, the negative consequences are staggering. Read More

23rd Annual Communion Lunch on Staten Island

Posted by | Nov 3, 2015 | No Comments

Please join Good Counsel’s Twenty-Third Annual Communion Lunch on Saturday, November 7, 2105 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 366 Watchogue Road, Staten Island, NY 10314.

Christopher Bell and the Board of Directors invite you to celebrate the successful re-opening of Good Counsel’s Staten Island Home for homeless, pregnant, mothers. Because of you, this awesome occasion will be gratefully celebrated with Mass at 11:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 p.m.  We are honored to have Sister Agnes Mary Holtz, C.F.R., Novice Directress for the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, as our guest speaker. Read More

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