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April 2017 - Good Counsel

You’re Invited! Good Counsel’s Annual Charity Ball for Life 2017

Posted by | Apr 20, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel’s Annual Charity Ball for Life 2017
Celebrating 32 Years of Good Counsel’s Service for Mothers and Babies
Honoring Monica Morales

Always a magical evening, the Annual Charity Ball for Life is an opportunity to celebrate life, love, and hope.  For 32 years, Good Counsel has served homeless, pregnant mothers and their babies with an open door and a loving welcome. Read More

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Welcome Baby Zealand, Good Counsel’s 1,056th Baby!

Posted by | Apr 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

Baby boy Zealand was born on April 8, 2017 and he is the 1,056th baby born into the Good Counsel family.

Zealand was born at 10:49 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and he was 19 1/2 inches long.  He and his mom, Lakeshia, are home and getting to know one another.  Thanks to you,  Lakeshia was surrounded by love and support throughout her pregnancy and delivery.   Each new life reignites hope and zeal for the mission and ministry of helping homeless, pregnant mothers in need. Read More

The Lord is Risen!

Posted by | Apr 16, 2017 | No Comments

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Who ever saw a dead man come back to life?

Those who were with Jesus when he raised Lazarus did. Those who saw Jesus stop the funeral cortege of the widowed mother’s son did. Those who saw the little girl arise did.  But have you?  I have not.

Yet, I do believe.

I believe on faith, but my faith is also underscored by the sight of the troubled, depressed, rejected pregnant mom who comes into Good Counsel one day, gives birth another day, and finds a new life in Christ a third day. Read More

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Father Benedict’s Good Friday Video Message

Posted by | Apr 14, 2017 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Several years ago Good Counsel’s Joe Quattrocchi had the opportunity to chat with Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, about a number of things including one of his favorite days of the year, Good Friday.

Father Benedict spent many years preaching at Good Friday Services but, as his health began to fade he was no longer able to do so.

Here in the last Good Friday reflection Father Benedict would make before his death in 2014, Good Counsel’s co-founder speaks about the importance of this day and how appreciative he is of all who support the work of Good Counsel.  I hope you will enjoy this video. Read More

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New Life on Holy Thursday

Posted by | Apr 13, 2017 | No Comments

From today’s Lenten Reflection series…Holy Thursday

Readings for today:
Exodus 12: 1-8, 11-14
Psalm 116:  Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ
John 13: 1-15

Holy Thursday begins the Triduum, the three days that lead up to Easter Sunday.  Technically Lent ends, but there is still fasting and abstinence from meat that is encouraged for tomorrow, Good Friday. Mass is generally celebrated during the evening to coincide with the Gospel which commemorates Jesus’ celebrating Passover and His Last Supper which institutes the Eucharist, the priesthood, and a life dedicated to service. Read More

Baby Boys Times Two on the Same Day!

Posted by | Apr 5, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel’s 1,051st & 1,052nd babies were born on the same day!

Both bouncing baby boys arrived on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  First to arrive was baby Noah.  Noah was born at 11:27 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.  Noah and his mom, Ashli, are doing great at home, bonding, and getting to know one another.

Very soon after the news of Noah came in, the Bronx home reported that baby Barry had arrived at 12:35 p.m.  Barry weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces.  He and his mom did great and were discharged to home on St. Patrick’s day. Read More

Daystar, a Home for the Most Vulnerable Mothers & Babies

Posted by | Apr 4, 2017 | No Comments

Let’s create a new springtime for Good Counsel’s Daystar home

Just as spring has sprung, Good Counsel is looking forward to new life – a springtime – for one of our homes called Daystar.

Good Counsel’s Daystar home was started back in 1999 because I saw that many homeless, pregnant women, who suffered from a dual diagnosis, meaning a mental illness and/or an addiction, had nowhere to go.  Most residential programs throughout the country would say no for admission, particularly if a woman’s substance abuse problem was less than 30 days old.

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