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Welcome to the World, Little One!

Posted by | Feb 22, 2018 | No Comments

The new year at Good Counsel began with a mini baby boom with the birth of three babies on the same day in January.  Each announcement is exciting and fills everyone with hope.  Each baby born provides inspiration to continue working hard to aid the least among us, homeless, pregnant mothers with nowhere else to turn – until they turn to Good Counsel!
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Ash Wednesday Marks the Beginning of Lent 2018

Posted by | Feb 14, 2018 | No Comments

The Journey to Sacrificial Love begins today, Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

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 our spiritual journey with our whole heart as we begin our 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 that we may be marked by an outward sign that signifies an inner decision to repent. Read More

Join Us on The Journey to Sacrificial Love this Lent

Posted by | Jan 30, 2018 | No Comments

Please join us as we strive to give our hearts to Jesus during this Lenten Season.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Good Counsel will offer a free Lenten devotional series entitled, The Journey to Sacrificial Love.

Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotion, spiritual reflection, or short prayer to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Easter Resurrection.
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RSVP for “From the Heart Dinner Dance” 2018!

Posted by | Jan 17, 2018 | No Comments

Please join us as we celebrate LIFE From the Heart! Don’t miss this year’s Dinner Dance benefitting Good Counsel Mothers & Babies – Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Good Counsel’s “From the Heart” Dinner Dance is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate LIFEwith a loved one and, best of all, support the life-saving work of Good Counsel homes as we enter our 32nd year serving homeless pregnant women and their children. Read More

Baby New Year Times Three!

Posted by | Jan 17, 2018 | No Comments

Here at Good Counsel, we always look forward to our own “Baby New Year.”  The birth of the first baby in a new year gives us pause to reflect on the good work we have done in the past year and provides inspiration to continue working hard to aid the least among us, homeless, pregnant mothers with no where else to turn – until they turn to Good Counsel!

We had to wait until January 12, 2018 for our Baby New Year.  God must have big expectations for our work in 2018 because He provided three times the inspiration – on January 12, 2018, Good Counsel was blessed with not one, not two, but three new babies!

The drama was building throughout the day and then Baby Girl Zakhia was the first to arrive at 5:05 pm.  She was 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 13.5 ounces. Read More

Thank You for Helping Us in 2017

Posted by | Jan 9, 2018 | No Comments

The mission of Good Counsel calls us to recognize…

“…that the dignity of God-given life, from the moment of conception, fosters a nurturing, safe, family environment, encouraging self-respect and independence for pregnant mothers and their children in a diverse community of all faiths and beliefs.”

Over the last year your gift has made the fulfillment of this Mission possible for hundreds of women and children in seven Good Counsel homes in four states.

Let me tell you about two of our moms. Read More

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

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