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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

Sign Up Now for 40 Days of Mercy

Posted by | Oct 5, 2016 | No Comments

As we conclude The Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis to be celebrated around the world, from Tuesday, December 8, 2015 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 it is more than fitting to take the last 40 days to reflect and pray.  For those connected to Good Counsel, whether staff, volunteer, friend, or supporter, these 40 days give us an opportunity to reflect in some very special ways about how merciful God is in bringing each of us into this world and how He encourages all of us to show mercy, love, and care to all whom we meet. Read More

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Inspiration Found on Father Benedict’s Birthday

Posted by | Jul 29, 2016 | No Comments

Saturday, July 23 would have marked Good Counsel co-founder Father Benedict Groeschel’s 83rd birthday and more than 100 lay and religious came out to Most Blessed Sacrament Friary in Newark, New Jersey to celebrate a memorial Mass and remember the notable author, teacher, preacher, and Franciscan.

“The readings for today are very appropriate,” said Father Glen Sudano, CFR, who was the homilist at Mass and who also delivered a one hour reflection on Father Benedict at the Friary. Read More

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Father Andrew to Celebrate Mass at 2016 Marian Conference

Posted by | May 11, 2016 | No Comments

May is a great month to celebrate Mother’s Day and Mary, our Heavenly Mother.

Good Counsel is once again co-sponsoring a Marian Conference this year on Staten Island and we are very pleased to announce that Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR,  will be a celebrant at Mass and our highlighted speaker.  The Marian Conference will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. John Villa Academy, 57 Cleveland Place, Staten Island, NY 10305. Read More

Happy Easter from Good Counsel!

Posted by | Mar 26, 2016 | No Comments

Happy Easter!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!

Acts 10: 34a, 37-43; Colossians 3: 1-4; Sequence of the Paschal Victim; John 20: 1-9

If you have ever had a lack of faith, today is your day!

If you have ever considered yourself to be “a loser” and have never tasted victory, today is your day!

If you have ever questioned whether you are lovable or if anyone cares about you, today is your day!

This is the day the Lord has made and we all have reason to rejoice and be glad. Today is the day we rejoice that Our God rose from the dead and defeated sin! He opened the doors to Heaven and mercifully gave us an entry pass so that we can be with Him in paradise.

On this Easter Sunday we hear from Good Counsel President Christopher Bell as we rejoice on this blessed day. Read More

The Journey to Infinite Mercy

Posted by | Feb 10, 2016 | No Comments

Today’s Readings: Joel 2: 12-18; 2 Corinthians 5: 20-6: 2; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

The prophet Joel calls us today to start up our spiritual journey with our whole heart as we fast. Why do we fast and abstain from pleasure? Because we know we are sinners and in great need of God’s mercy. Every journey needs to begin with a first step, and today we take a step into church to receive ashes so we may be marked by an outward sign that signifies an inner decision to repent and accept God’s mercy. Read More

He Is Risen!

Posted by | Apr 5, 2015 | No Comments

Today’s Readings: Acts 10: 34a, 37-43; Colossians 3: 1-4; John 20: 1-9

“Alleluia!” which has not been sung for so many weeks now echoes in our heart and throughout the Church! Jesus is resurrected and He brings us the gift of opening up the gates to Heaven! Death no longer has control. The victory has been won and we can enjoy the benefits! Read More

Holy Saturday, A Day of Waiting

Posted by | Apr 4, 2015 | One Comment

From our Lenten Reflection Series, a Journey to Sacrificial Love

No Mass or Readings for Today

As we read in Genesis, God rests on the seventh day and we are encouraged likewise to rest. As Christians today we refer to Sunday as the seventh day, but during this Lenten season, we also have the opportunity to rest on this day and to wait for the climax to our “Journey to Sacrificial Love,” Easter Sunday! Read More

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