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December 2017 - Good Counsel

Merry Christmas from Christopher Bell & Good Counsel

Posted by | Dec 25, 2017 | No Comments

Glory to God in the Highest and Peace to People on Earth

May the dear Lord bless you and all whom you know and love.

On this most joyous of days when it seems the entire world remembers the birth of one baby born in a manger, may your heart be filled with peace and joy.

Just think of how this simple day unfolded to change every day.

Mary heard the Angel and believed.  Joseph saw in a dream and believed.  Magi saw a star and believed.

The Prince of Peace born in a place for animals.

O Lord we pray for Peace and Safety for each Mother, for each Child, for each Father,
O Lord we pray for Your Peace, a Peace the World cannot give nor understands.
We pray for Your Peace to reign in our hearts and in our families, in our nation and in our world.

We pray for Your Peace which came this Christmas morn.
A Peace of Humility, Service, Healing and Help.
My Peace I leave you, My Peace I Give you.

Let us take Your Peace.
Let us give Your Peace.

May Peace reign in your home.
May Peace guard your going and coming.
May Peace fill your heart.

O Lord, let us live in Your Peace and unity in accordance with Your Will
Who live and reign with God Our Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.


Christopher Bell +
President of Good Counsel


1,104 BABIES! How many will there be by December 31st?

Posted by | Dec 22, 2017 | No Comments

December is turning out to be quite a baby boom here at Good Counsel, and what a great time of year for it!  What better Christmas present could there be than a precious bundle of joy?

Please welcome Baby Girl Kiliana!  Kiliana was born on December 10, 2017.  A petite 5 pounds, 7 ounces, she was 19 inches long.  She didn’t waste any time making her grand debut, and the unexpected snow storm made things extra exciting for mom and staff.  Kiliana is the 1,104th baby born into our Good Counsel family. Read More

Rest In Peace, Father Andrew

Posted by | Dec 18, 2017 | No Comments

On Wednesday, December 13th, The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal announced the passing of Father Andrew Apostoli, a great friend of Good Counsel.

“It is with a profound joy mixed with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear founder and spiritual father. Father Andrew Joseph Apostoli, CFR, peacefully breathed his last at 9:26 AM, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was surrounded by the love and prayers of his brothers.”

Christopher Bell, President of Good Counsel, shared his feelings about Father Andrew… Read More

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Urgent Need: $754k year-end shortfall – Please Help Us!

Posted by | Dec 18, 2017 | No Comments

URGENT NEED: Good Counsel needs $753,800 by December 31st or we’ll be forced to cut back on our services. Please Help!

Dear Friend,

68 babies (and counting!) were born into the Good Counsel family so far this year, and two more are due any day now. There have been 1,100 births since 1985. All 1,100 babies might not have made it if it weren’t for your seemingly endless and generous support of our mission to assist homeless, pregnant mothers who have nowhere else to go. And because of you, Good Counsel now has 7 homes established in 4 states, most recently in Alabama and Connecticut. Read More

Good Counsel Homes in Wall Street Journal Feature – One Year Later

Posted by | Dec 14, 2017 | No Comments

Remember when Good Counsel homes was featured in the Wall Street Journal?  We do! And it couldn’t have come at a better time.  Join us as we take a look back at Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Bill McGurn’s, visit to our Bronx home where he offers a behind-the-scenes look at our very special “inn.”  Mr. McGurn’s heartwarming piece truly captures our mission in action.

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5 Ways to Help Good Counsel this Christmas

Posted by | Dec 7, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel is blessed by donors near and far who generously support our ministry in traditional fundraising ways like events, walks, dinners, and even formal galas.  But lately we’ve noticed that others are fundraising for Good Counsel on their own!

We are so grateful for these inspiring, creative people who have raised funds in fun and unique ways.  We wanted to share their ideas and some others with you if you would like to help homeless, pregnant mothers take the next best step in life. Read More

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