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November 2016 - Good Counsel

Postabortion Healing Retreats for Women

Posted by | Nov 29, 2016 | No Comments

Living with the pain of abortion can be overwhelming.  Feelings of anxiety, panic, grief, guilt and shame can often seem insurmountable, but there is a way out of the pain. You do not have to suffer alone!  Countless women have reached healing.  Listed below are upcoming retreats for postabortive women both locally and nationally. Read More

A Free Concert for Life!

Posted by | Nov 22, 2016 | No Comments

Christopher Bell & the Board of Directors of Good Counsel invite you to join them for a free concert for life to benefit the mothers and babies of Good Counsel’s Spring Valley Home, Honoring Jeanmarie Grahn, Co-Founder of the Rockland Right to Life Committee.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:30 PM
The Marian Shrine
174 Filors Lane
Stony Point, NY 10980

Come and enjoy an afternoon with Monica Peterson-St. John, the No Bondaries Band, and other solo performers. Read More

Our Turkey Isn’t Quite Ready Yet… we need your help!

Posted by | Nov 22, 2016 | No Comments

Get Into the Holiday Spirit & Join Good Counsel’s Stuff The Turkey Campaign

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, now is a great time to support Good Counsel’s Stuff the Turkey Campaign to help feed the 100 mothers and children inside our six homes. So far we have raised $2,625 which means we have $5,775 to go.  To keep updated on our turkey – click hereRead More

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Join Us This Advent on The Journey Toward Light

Posted by | Nov 20, 2016 | No Comments

Let’s Prepare for Christ’s Coming!

Starting on Sunday, November 27th, Good Counsel will offer a free Advent series entitled, “The Journey Toward Light.” Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotional, spiritual reflection, or short prayer 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 that we at Good Counsel can pray for you. Read More

Our Turkey Needs More Stuffing!

Posted by | Nov 16, 2016 | No Comments

Are you getting excited for the holidays?  Good Counsel is and that is why we are conducting the Stuff the Turkey Campaign to help feed the 100 mothers and children inside our six homes!

Good Counsel survives on private donations to keep its doors open and to put food on the table.  Will you consider a tax-deductible gift right now to ensure that we will meet our $8,400 budget for the last two months of the year?  Read More

South Jersey Banquet Bigger & Better Than Ever! Thank you!

Posted by | Nov 16, 2016 | No Comments

It was a night to remember benefitting the mothers and babies of Good Counsel.  Nearly 300 supporters representing South Jersey from Toms River to the Jersey Shore enjoyed a truly wonderful evening that began with fellowship and hors d’oeurves followed by a delicious sit down dinner and dessert.

Fr. Joselito Noche, Respect Life Liaison for the Trenton Diocese and Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Hainesport, opened the evening with prayer.  Father Robert Hughes, Vicar General of the Camden Diocese offered an insightful keynote address.  We were blessed to have many clergy present, from both the Camden and Trenton dioceses, some whom have celebrated Mass in the South Jersey home and others who have allowed Good Counsel to visit their parishes to share our story and give out baby bottles. Read More

Babies! Babies Everywhere!

Posted by | Nov 14, 2016 | No Comments

1,001… 1,010… 1,025…

Just a few months ago we celebrated the birth of our 1,000th baby at Good Counsel – and the miracles just keep coming!  At press time, we have been blessed with 1,025 babies! That’s 1,025 lives saved because of you!

Welcome Baby Johan!  Johan arrived on November 11th at 10:31 p.m.  He weighed a very healthy 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20 inches long.  He and mom are doing well! Read More

A Thanksgiving Gift for Life

Posted by | Nov 10, 2016 | No Comments

Best day of the year?  For some of us, it’s Thanksgiving.  Family, food, laughter, wonderful memories.  But for some of us, Thanksgiving is the worst.  It’s painful.  Because the memories are bad.

Many young mothers in crisis, as they turn to Good Counsel for help, actually dread Thanksgiving . . . dread Christmas . . . because the holidays remind them of a family that rejected them, maybe even kicked them out for refusing to have an abortion.  Some come from such harsh family backgrounds; they don’t have any joyful memories of the holidays.

So every year, as Thanksgiving approaches, their hearts break. Read More

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