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 received Jesus for the first time during our First Communion Liturgies in April.  Thank you to their teachers whose exemplary teaching and extraordinary witness of faith throughout the year prepared the children for their special day.

Our Summer Program is held July 16 through July 27.  8:30am to 11:45am for grades 1-6, and 12:30pm to 3:00pm for grade 7.  The Summer Program is fully registered!

Registration for the Fall and Home Study Program will continue into the summer. 

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