It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Sacred Music Director, Mr. Stephen Lucasi. Steve passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara, and his entire family.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:45am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00pm all at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Interment will be private.
For those unable to attend, Steve’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on the parish website at Noon on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Please find Steve’s full obituary here.
At this time, let us pray for Steve, for his family, and for all who mourn him.
Fr. Damian McElroy
May the choir of angels come to meet you. May they speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you in His mercy. May you find eternal life.
Respect Life Homily
Last weekend, Deacon Tom Kolon shared a wonderful and informative Catholic perspective on Respect Life, encompassing current events and statistics that spanned from end of life through the very beginning in the womb. You can re-watch his homily on the live streaming or may click here for a written copy to share.
Lent at Our Lady of Good Counsel
Inclement Weather Policy
For the safety of all involved, parishioners and personnel, we announce that during times of inclement weather involving snow and ice, the first service of the day will be held at 9:00am. Weekday Lauds and 7:30am Mass on Sunday will not be celebrated on days of inclement weather.
New monthly collection - Baby Items Needed
1st Way of Burlington Co. will be collecting a variety of items for those moms that have chosen life for their babies. There will be a play pen set up in the vestibule of the church to collect the donations. This collection will take place on the 4th Sunday of every month - the next collection will be on March 23/24. We especially need Enfamil formula, diapers especially size 5 and 6, wipes, shampoos, and newborn clothing. Thank you for helping those whom have chosen Life!!!
Do you know a Caregiver?
Jesus gave us a new commandment: “love one another as I have loved you..." (Jn 13:34). On the night before the Last Supper Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, a lesson for them and for us in caring for and loving each other. Caregivers put this commandment into action every hour of every day. The demand on the caregiver for loving patience and dedication is extreme. St. Francis de Sales suggests that, "the measure of love is to love without measure. May God continue to bless all caregivers in their daily challenges and strengthen their capacity to care for their loved one – “with love without measure.”
How does the caregiver do all that is necessary and still find time for their personal well being - spiritual, emotional, and physical health?
When requested, a parishioner will visit the caregiver and their loved one, bringing Holy Communion, prayer, and spiritual support, as well as news of parish life, and perhaps a little laughter.
For more information please call Jim Cassidy or Jane McCorkell : 856-235-2374
"Do whatever He tells you" - John 2:5