Family April/ May Newsletter of Our Lady of Good Counsel

Pope Francis announced this Easter in his newest Exhortation to  “Rejoice and Be Glad.”  We do indeed rejoice in this spring weather, the culmination of an outstanding year of Religious Education, and of course, the coming of the rejuvenating breezes of summer.  We are most joyful to celebrate these coming months with you!

Congratulations to our Second Graders who receive Jesus for the first time during our First Communion Liturgies scheduled throughout the month of April.  Thank you to their teachers whose exemplary teaching and extraordinary witness of faith throughout the year prepared the children for their special day.

We anticipate a large registration this year which will take place on Sunday, April 29 after ALL Masses to include the:  7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00.  Summer registration will take place at this time.  Fall registration begins Monday morning, April 30 and will continue into the summer. 

Our last class for the year will be April 30/ May 1 with the May Crowning.  Father Jack will celebrate these on Monday and Tuesday afternoons at 4:15 in the chapel.  All are welcome.

Grade 7 Assessment for Confirmation will be administered on Tuesday evening, May 1 at 7:00 PM during class time.  If students need special accommodations, we ask that the parents contact me directly and all confidentiality will be observed.

On behalf of Father Damian, I extend a most sincere thank you to all of our devoted catechists whose shared faith this year enabled our children to engage their faith in a most profound way.  We still need catechists so please help us out by contacting the Office of Religious Education and share your time with the children of our parish.

I offer this Summer Prayer that you may have a most blessed summer and until we meet again, or meet you in the midst of summer, may God hold you in the palm of his hand:  “May the Lord’s face shine on us, and may the Lord guide our feet into the way of peace.  Let us put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, and pray that God will bless our families during the wonderful months of summer.  May all of us help to make our homes places of relaxation, joy, love, peace, and safety. May we be generous and considerate, not thinking only about ourselves but helping others enjoy the blessings of summer. Amen.         

 Dr. Linda M. Dix, Director of Religious Education