Parish News

Join Us for Lenten and Other Parish Activities

Events outside the parish are listed on this page .   For your convenience, Lenten activities are also listed chronologically here in italic print.  Full details on those items are available here .. Friday, March 24 (daytime): Stations of the Cross for OLGC School Students Friday, March 24: Program on Addiction Treatment and Recovery On Thursday, April 6 at 9:45… Read the Rest…

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Holy Week Schedule 2017

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Join Us May 4 for the 59th Annual OLGC Fashion Show!

Tickets are on sale now for our school’s biggest fund-raiser of the year! Get your table together today and buy your tickets online here!   Sponsorships and pre-sale tombola tickets are available online for your convenience!

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Cardboard Egg Cartons Needed!

As part of the Religious Education Program, grade 2 students prepare depictions of the Last Supper using cardboard cartons which hold a dozen eggs.   Since many people do a lot of baking around the Easter holiday, we are asking for donations of the empty egg cartons for use in this project of sacramental preparation.  Items may be brought… Read the Rest…

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Lenten Resources

Great resources for Lent can be found on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website,  including prayers, videos, stations of the cross and calendar. Please read the letter from Bishop O’Connell about Lent and the ways of observing it here .

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The Pope’s Message for Lent

In his message for Lent 2017, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that they should heed the Scriptures and treat each human person they encounter as a gift. “Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor,” he said. “May the Holy Spirit… Read the Rest…

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Lent Activities

Click here for all the Lent activities taking place on our campus, beginning with Ash Wednesday March 1. Lent Bulletin Board 2017

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Bishop O’Connell’s Annual Appeal

Each year at this time, we reach out to you, and ask you to partner with us through the Annual Catholic Appeal.  You are the faithful who help to make our parish and diocese a family, One Body in Christ.  A gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal helps fund the vital ministries, programs and services… Read the Rest…

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Sunday Bulletin

Here is the bulletin for February 5, 2017 . View previous bulletins, the latest Counsel Courier and Monitor  here.

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Backyard Theology

We have begun scheduling the “Backyard Theology” sessions, a program introduced some months ago. The idea behind this effort is for a family to invite one, or at most two other families to their home, where our parish priests would visit and answer any questions you might have about our parish,  Diocese and Church. Father… Read the Rest…

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Faith to Move Mountains Update January 2017

Thank you to all who have made a pledge to the Faith to Move Mountains campaign! I have been truly humbled and blessed by your overwhelming generosity – we have raised $2,078,189 from 293 gifts!   Father Damian is so grateful for the support received from our parish family. If you have not yet made a… Read the Rest…

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Masses Streamed Live and Available in an Archive

Our Sunday Masses are streamed live from 7:30 am – Noon.  For a full-screen view, visit our Parish Streaming Video Page. You can also view archived (i.e., previously-recorded) video.   To do this, click on the icon in the upper right corner of the streaming page and choose a broadcast from the list of videos.   See below for an example… Read the Rest…

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Need gift cards? Shop OLGC Scrip!

Start saving money by using Scrip today for your everyday purchases. Every time you order a Gift Card from Scrip, you can earn money towards an OLGC tuition credit! Half of the percentage goes to you, and the other half goes to the PTA as a tax deductible donation. Sign up information for families is… Read the Rest…

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Shop Amazon and support OLGC

Do you shop often on Amazon.com? Please join our Amazon Smile program! When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel! Bookmark the link  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/21-0696627 and support us every time you shop!

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Are You Being Called to Become a Permanent Deacon?

If you are discerning God’s call to serve the Church in the Diocese of Trenton as a Permanent Deacon, a man ordained to the ministry of Charity, Word, and Sacrament, you are invited to take part in an upcoming information session.  The presentation will include information concerning the role of a deacon, the discernment process,… Read the Rest…

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Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: The parish needs additional Eucharistic Ministers to bring communion to Catholics who are one of the five assisted care facilities, one rehabilitation center or homebound.  Please see this page for full details on this ministry and how to volunteer.   We are also seeking additional ushers for the 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil and 7:30… Read the Rest…

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Honoring the Unborn

The old plaques honoring the unborn (at the memorial in front of the rectory), which did not withstand the elements,  have been replaced with new plaques which we hope will remain in good condition for a much longer time.   These plaques remember those who did not experience life outside the womb and those who were… Read the Rest…

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Parish Giving

Our Lady of Good Counsel appreciates the financial support of our parishioners. Sustained and continual stewardship is very important, especially in today’s economy. To make it easier for you to fulfill your weekly or monthly contribution, we have established an electronic funds transfer program through Parish Giving. Payments can be transferred from your checking or… Read the Rest…

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Enrolling Now!

Join our National Blue Ribbon School today! Contact Lorraine Turowski at school@olgcnj.org or call 856-235-7885 to arrange a tour for 1st through 8th grades! Contact Denise Costic at eccsecretary@olgcnj.org or call 856-235-5371 for full-day kindergarten; or full or half-day pre-kindergarten for 2016-17.

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Download AMORIS LÆTITIA, Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis

On April 8th, Pope Francis issued Amoris Laetitia, an Apostolic Exhortation in the aftermath of the Synod on the Family which was held last fall.  It was addressed to Catholics in all states of life, including married couples and single lay persons. You can download a copy as a .pdf file  here if you wish to read it. To read… Read the Rest…

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Corporal Works of Mercy

Father Damian encourages us to feed the hungry, clothe the poor and visit the sick. See more here.

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Pope Francis’ Monthly Prayer Intentions

What is Pope Francis praying for this month?

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OLGC School Wins Blue Ribbon Award!

Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education, announced Our Lady of Good Counsel School won the prestigious designation as a 2015 Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday, Sept. 29! We are We are one of only 50 schools nationwide and 6 in the state of New Jersey to receive it! This award includes public… Read the Rest…

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Welcome Father Jim Grogan!

A warm welcome home to Fr. Jim Grogan as he returns to OLGC as our new Parochial Vicar.  Fr. Jim served us for many years as a Deacon and we pray God will make his ministry as a Priest fruitful and happy. Cead Mille Failte! Fr. Damian

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May 21 Morning Mass

The parish has been able to find a visiting priest to say Mass at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 so we will follow our regular schedule on that day.

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