In 2017, 52% of moms residing in a Good Counsel home gained employment and 52% of moms achieved educational advancement. Who cares for their babies when they go to work? Who takes care of their older children while they further their education? We do! But, we can’t provide childcare without you! Read More
September 2018 - Good Counsel
With great joy and gratitude, Christopher Bell and the Board of Directors invite you to Good Counsel’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Communion Lunch for the benefit of mothers and babies on Staten Island. Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, St. Joseph’s Church, 266 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Mass at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. across the street in the school hall.
It’s been strangely quiet around our homes the last month or two – well not that quiet, but we haven’t heard a lot of newborn cooing or crying. Quite a few of our moms were due around the same time – and that time is now! We’ve had FOUR brand new babies born into the Good Counsel family in just the last couple of weeks – and more are on their way so stay tuned! In the meantime, we ask for your prayers for these new babies and for their brave mothers who chose life – life for their child and a new life for themselves. Read More
Deacon Peter Venezia, a long time friend of Good Counsel, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, on the Feast of Mother Teresa. He had prayed daily asking for the intercession of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Good Counsel Co-Founder, for a cure of his cancer, even so, Deacon Peter was very much at peace with whatever the Lord willed.
Deacon Peter, along with his wife, JoAnn, assisted the mothers and babies of Good Counsel in countless ways in Spring Valley, New York. The couple served on the Board of Directors of Good Counsel since 2014 and had volunteered in our homes for nearly twenty years. Deacon Peter baptized hundreds of Good Counsel babies along with some of their mothers. Joann is Godmother to many children who have resided at Good Counsel. We ask for your prayers for the peaceful repose of his soul and comfort and consolation for his wife, his son James, and his daughter-in-law, Leah. James and Leah are expecting their first child. Having his family with him for these past few months was a comfort and blessing for Deacon Peter. Read More
“Get out!” Deja’s grandma kicked her AND the precious baby growing inside her out of the house, leaving them both abandoned and rejected. I cannot even imagine the hurt, confusion, and fear. And then the panic of being turned away at a shelter after shelter, because she was pregnant with a baby she loved and wanted to raise and care for. She needed a job, and stability, and the chance to make a good life for her baby. Read More