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April 2019 - Good Counsel

Jesus Christ is Risen!

Posted by | Apr 19, 2019 | No Comments

Mary of Magdala who must have been overwhelmed with grief and sorrow and fear and confusion, knowing she couldn’t even roll away the stone covering Jesus, still got up before dawn and went to the tomb. She acted!

Just act. When all is lost, and despair is all around the lesson here seems to be get up and do the next right thing, even if it appears to be beyond your ability to succeed. Mary of Magdala did and what a gift she was given. How incredible it was. The Gospel writers give her story differently yet she became the first evangelist to proclaim the tomb is empty! Read More

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Good Friday With Father Benedict

Posted by | Apr 18, 2019 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Several years ago, Good Counsel had the opportunity to chat with Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, about several 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. In it, 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. Read More

Springtime Brings Babies!

Posted by | Apr 18, 2019 | No Comments

It’s been relatively quiet around the Good Counsel homes lately as far as baby announcements, but it seems that’s about to change quickly! On Tuesday, April 16th, we welcomed Baby Girl Victoria, the 7th baby born at Good Counsel in 2019, but she’s the 1,171th baby we’ve welcomed since opening our doors in 1985.  Beautiful Victoria is a petite 6 pounds 7 ounces.  She and her mom are doing very well!  If you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to our emails, so you don’t miss out on any breaking baby news to come! Read More

24 Hours from Homeless to Home

Posted by | Apr 2, 2019 | No Comments

Janay was 24-years-old, pregnant, and trying to care for her two older daughters on her own.  Because she was also homeless, she went to the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (“PATH”) office.  To be accepted into a shelter or receive services, a person has to apply, meet a long list of criteria, prove that they have no one else who can help them including family members or friends who might have room but also pose a danger to a pregnant woman with two small children.  On its website PATH describes the process in part… Read More

Grateful for a Room of Her Own

Posted by | Apr 2, 2019 | No Comments

Abigail and her 1-month-old daughter Arianah entered the Good Counsel Riverside home in the summer of July 2017.  Abandoned by her abusive husband, Abigal was left to fend for herself and her baby girl with no money, no shelter, and no hope for the future. When she was welcomed into the home, Abigal expressed that she was especially grateful for a room of her own.  A space for herself and Arianah made her feel safe and cared for after the horrors she had faced with her husband. Read More

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