Family Newsletter of Our Lady of Good Counsel

February is a month celebrating love and Valentines.  I send to you a Valentine’s Day Prayer for Families with wishes of love and good will to you and to your families this February. The love we sometimes take for granted is celebrated on this day.  And so,  with help from the Lord of all Loving,  let us create a valentine to cherish all year:

Let us start with a large heart of forgiveness, gratitude, and goodwill.

For our children, let us add a hundred little bows tied with patience.

For our spouse,  add a bit of lace that reminds us of romance.

For our parents,  add glitter that shows years sprinkled with good cheer.

For friends and extended family,  colored bits of string to celebrate the ties that bind.

God of all goodness,  may the paper hearts we give this day remind us of living hearts, hearts of Jesus and Mary,  of saints, of kin.  May we remember their love of us large as when we first discovered it.  And let us learn to return that love again.   (Mary Lynn Hendrickson, Home With Our Faith)

Looking Ahead:  Special Needs Classes will be held: Feb. 9 and 23.

No Class February 18 and 19 due to the Presidents’ Holiday.  A Virtus Retrain will be held in Heritage House on Feb. 19 at 6:30pm for all those in parish needing to be retrained in Virtus per diocesan mandate.

First Penance will be celebrated on February 9 at 10:00am for school and 12:00noon for all RE Families.  Please contact us with any questions.

Confirmation Reconciliation Penance Service will be celebrated on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm in the Main Church for our Grade 8  confirmands. Confirmation Practice will be held on Sunday, February 24 at St. Isaac Church in Marlton at 4:00 PM.  Sponsors are asked to attend.  

Gratefully,

Dr. Linda M. Dix

Director of Religious Education