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Join us in “Emulating the Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary”

Posted by | Apr 25, 2018 | No Comments

Join Us for Marian Conference 2018 – Emulating the Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

The Marian Conference tradition continues on Saturday, May 12, 2018 with all benefits to aid Good Counsel and in part the Pro Life Elderly & Homebound Club.  The day begins with the Rosary and May Crowning; Saturday Mass with Monsignor Peter Finn as Main Celebrant and Homilist, followed by speakers from Good Counsel Homes and the Pro Life Elderly and Homebound Club.  The day will continue with lunch and time to visit Vendors; Confession; Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross; and end with the Vigil Mass. Read More

You Are Cordially Invited to La Vie en Rose, Good Counsel’s Annual Ball for Life

Posted by | Apr 10, 2018 | No Comments

Please join us for Good Counsel’s Annual Charity Ball for Life, celebrating 33 years of service for mothers and babies, Friday, May 4, 2018 at The Racquet and Tennis Club.

This year Chloe Kondrich and her family will be honored for their tireless advocacy on behalf of unborn children with disabilities.  Chloe and her family successfully fought for the passage of the Down Syndrome Prenatal Education Act, or “Chloe’s Law,” in the State of Pennsylvania. Chloe’s Law requires health care practitioners to provide parents with accurate educational information after a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis. Read More

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Posted by | Apr 1, 2018 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Real Love is sacrifice.

How sad this started off.

A rousing welcome of Hosannas, with the whole city laying branches before He entered; then, a few short days later, He was arrested. Have you ever felt on top of the world one moment and at the bottom the next? How many pregnant mothers, at one moment believing they are loved and protected suddenly, instantly find rejection?

Tried, convicted, sentenced condemned. Condemned for your belief, action, circumstances or thought. All of a sudden, He had not a friend in the world. Abandoned, quickly, has that happened to you? Certainly this has happened to many Good Counsel moms.

Beaten, beyond recognition. Pummeled, spat on, ridiculed, just for sport. Could you ever imagine how much worse? Imagine a young, pregnant woman told to get out, in the middle of the night, with nothing more than the clothes on her back, in the middle of a snowstorm.

All your wounds and bruises completely exposed.

How excruciating! How dark! How lonely! Your entire life utterly shattered.

Is life worth living? Is my baby’s life worth living?

Death.

From beyond the hissing, condemning curses comes this piercing, loud silence. Silence. Silence.

Cold, lonely inert dead silence.

. . . . . . . . .

Then comes the flash.

The Light.

A pulse of energy under the shroud.

The covering forever to hold the image of the split-second changing of everything.

Instant New Life. Birth!

A voice of hope. A warm welcome. A new door.

The joining of time and Eternity, of earth and Heaven, of now and forever. The moment of your new life. Opening the gates long shut. Taking off the locks of your soul.

Utterly shattered all that binds you to dust.

Alleluia! Alleluia! The Lord is Risen! You are Risen! Alleluia!

Your soul is risen. You believe.

Nothing can stop New Life. Love is Life Forever!

Good Counsel is God’s Love which is New Life Forever!

May you live the Resurrection every day of your life.

Thank you for helping to offer a Resurrection and new life for our mothers and babies.

Have a Blessed Easter,

Christopher Bell
President

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Father Benedict’s Good Friday Video for Good Counsel

Posted by | Mar 30, 2018 | 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, 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

A Humble Easter Request

Posted by | Mar 29, 2018 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

As we prepare to enter the Sacred Triduum and get ready for Christ’s glorious resurrection, I have a humble request to ask of you…

Would you please consider making an Easter donation to support the moms and children of Good Counsel? Our pregnant mothers and I would certainly appreciate it. And I’m sure Our Lord would, too. Read More

Hope Springs Eternal at Good Counsel!

Posted by | Mar 26, 2018 | No Comments

It’s a boy! Please join us as we welcome baby Ky-mani, born Thursday, March 22, 2018.  He is beautiful and healthy weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. He and his mom are doing great!  Ky-mani is the 1,112th baby born into our Good Counsel family.

Ky-mani’s life was saved because of you!  He and all the babies born here at Good Counsel have been saved because of your faithful, prayerful support, and financial generosity.  Because of you, we never say no to any homeless, pregnant mother in need.  We remain grateful to serve the poorest of the poor providing a stable, homey environment, where guidance and comfort can be given and love can be lavished.

Would you like to provide a new beginning for a mother & baby? Please click here to find out how.

 

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A New Beginning for Mothers & Babies this Easter

Posted by | Mar 20, 2018 | No Comments

The Life-Changing Power of the Resurrection

Victoria’s support system growing up consisted of counselors at the Department of Social Services. She had no family. No friends . . .

She found a boyfriend and hoped life would improve. But then she became pregnant—he left, and she was kicked out of the place she’d been living. Victoria had no idea how she’d survive, let alone have her baby. Be a mother? It seemed impossible. Read More

A Beautiful Miracle at the Abortion Clinic Door

Posted by | Mar 10, 2018 | No Comments

Choosing Life & Becoming an R.N.

Today Good Counsel celebrates its 33rd Anniversary. As a way of expressing our deepest gratitude to God and all of our friends, supporters and staff that have made our mission possible, here is an inspirational story about one of our moms who turned her life around.

Dolly was six months pregnant and about to enter an abortion clinic. Directly above the abortion clinic was a pro-life ministry. It was there that Dolly, “met this beautiful lady and she told me we have an organization that can help you with your baby… Good Counsel.”

Right away Dolly was welcomed into a Good Counsel home where she was met with love, support, guidance, and hope when she had nothing and no way to support herself and her baby.  Dolly stayed at Good Counsel for a year and a half to complete her plan to reach her goals and move on to a new life with her son. Watch this video to see Dolly’s inspiring story. Read More

Please Keep Our Moms and Babies Warm and Safe

Posted by | Mar 7, 2018 | No Comments

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “March roars in like a lion…” Nothing could be more true this year as many states in the Northeast were hit by the Nor’easter this past weekend. And today Winter Storm Quinn is impacting the states where most of our Good Counsel homes are located.

Thankfully, none of our homes were damaged by this weekend’s storm. However, I still need help paying our winter heating bills, and this cold weather is a good reminder for us to share this important appeal. Read More

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