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March 2017 - Good Counsel

A Musical Journey Through His Final Days for Lent

Posted by | Mar 28, 2017 | No Comments

Suite Inspirations, a professional group of musicians will present an awe inspiring musical journey through the final days of Jesus’ earthly life.  The concert will be held at Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Church,  500 Greentree Road, Glassboro, New Jersey.

The concert will take place April 2, 2017, 7:00pm.  A free will offering will be accepted at the end of the presentation to benefit the mothers and babies of Good Counsel Homes, Riverside. Read More

Baby Girl Le’ani is Good Counsel’s 1,050th Baby!

Posted by | Mar 14, 2017 | One Comment

Baby girl Le’ani arrived on Monday, March 11, 2017.  Her arrival marks an important milestone  as she is the 1,050th baby born into the Good Counsel family.

Le’ani was born at 9:36 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Her mom, Amanda, expressed how grateful she was to have Staten Island House Manager, Omayra Rivera, with her for the labor and delivery.  Good Counsel mothers are never alone in their journey. They are continually surrounded by love and support while they carry their child and when the time comes to give birth.  Afterwards, the new mothers and their babies stay sometimes for up to a year at Good Counsel to make sure that when they leave, they are well prepared, strong, and confident for what comes next. Read More

Please help – Winter Storm Stella Adds Urgency to 2017 Heating Campaign

Posted by | Mar 14, 2017 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

I just wanted to send all of our Good Counsel friends this very important update about our 2017 Winter Heating Appeal.

Winter Storm Stella means even bigger heating bills for Good Counsel homes and the urgency is dire.  You may have seen my important messages about Good Counsel’s 2017 Winter Heating Appeal.  Thankfully, a number of generous donors have already given more than $6,800 to date. However, since our campaign goal is $8,250, we still need to raise around $1,500 more.

Today all of our homes in New York and New Jersey are impacted by Winter Storm Stella. Fortunately, our moms and babies are warm and safe from the blizzard, thanks to all of those who have given to this year’s heating appeal. Read More

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The Best Basket Bonanza Ever!

Posted by | Mar 9, 2017 | No Comments

St. Margaret’s Gym at Infant Jesus Parish was buzzing with excitement on February 4th. At 6:00 p.m. the doors opened and over 200 people excitedly filled the room ready for a night of dinner and dancing, but the highlight would be the fast-paced basket raffle. There were many, many happy winners of bountiful and unique baskets filled with rounds of golf, theater tickets, spa days, weekend getaways, gift cards, and more! Many thanks to Good Counsel Volunteer Lois Rishko for her tireless efforts in creating the basket displays.

Hosted by St. Margaret’s Knights of Columbus Council #13259, the Basket Bonanza has grown each year since it began and we hope and pray the growth will continue next year. The Knights from St. Margaret’s were indispensable and worked non-stop setting up the venue, the dinner buffet, and ensuring that the evening ran smoothly and efficiently from beginning to end. Read More

It’s a girl & a girl & a boy & another girl!

Posted by | Mar 8, 2017 | 3 Comments

Life is celebrated every day at Good Counsel, but the last week or so has really been cause for celebration as it seems there has been a baby boom!

Babies 1045, 1046, 1047, and 1048 all decided to arrive within days of each other and all at different homes.  Good Counsel is blessed to support these mothers as they carried their precious children and will continue to love and support these special women as they return back home to bond and learn to care for their tiny bundle of joy. Read More

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