"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"

Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
welcomes all!

Your New Pastor

Dear Friends,

Although my arrival here at Our Mother of Good Counsel was during a time of sadness due to the loss of our beloved Father Jack Denny, I have been very happy here in Bryn Mawr these ten months.  As most of you know, I was born and raised about 10 miles away from here in Darby.  Since my ordination over 40 years ago I have served in many different locales: Albany, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Boston, North Carolina and New York City.  This is my first time serving as a priest in my own native area.  I enjoy working and living among you here in Bryn Mawr immensely.  Being geographically close to my aging mother and able to see her a couple times a week is also a wonderful thing. 

On July 1, 2016, I arrived here as Administrator pro tem.  A few days ago I received a letter from Archbishop Chaput informing me that as of Friday, May 5, I am officially pastor of OMGC.  There will be a simple installation Mass with Bishop McIntyre presiding sometime in the near future.  I’ll let you know when the details are nailed down. 

I look forward to our continued work together as a parish community for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.  Please pray for me.  I pray for all of you every day.  

Peace, 
Fr. Liam

OMGC Subscription to FORMED.org

Dear Friends,

Our parish has purchased a subscription to FORMED for every member of our parish, and for everyone who lives within our parish boundaries. 

FORMED is a wonderful website that has been called a “Catholic Netflix.” It has inspiring movies and study programs.   Many kinds of entertaining and instructive videos, audio presentations, e-books by some of the Church’s most compelling speakers and authors. 

Many of us have been using this site for a while and have been very impressed by the: 

  • Depth and breadth of content
  • Variety of types of media - videos, audio, e-books, feature-length motion pictures (about 100 of them with more on the way), and PDF download study guides, etc.
  • Variety of types of content - Scripture, stories, Catholic spirituality, apologetics, sacraments, Church history, the lives of the saints and much more.  
  • Variety of target groups - Young children, older grades, teens, young adults, parenting, families and more.
  • The very high production values that went into the videos and other media.  One example: In my previous parish we used Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron's "Catholicism" series one year.  It was exquisitely produced.  At OLGC we paid a few hundred dollars to purchase the "Catholicism" series material.  That entire series is just one of the many resources included in the access we have until the end of this month.

This Sunday I will give a short presentation about this resource at the end of each Mass.  At that time I will pass out the login information you will need to access this resource.  If you are unable to attend OMGC this weekend, the info is available at the parish office. 

Many families and individuals use “Opening Up the Word” [go to https://formed.org] for a 5-minute talk on the Gospel of the coming Sunday.  Good preparation for Sunday Mass!  And this one you can watch even without having to log in. 

I’ll give you more information when I see you on Sunday. 

Peace,
Fr. Liam

Morning Prayer at OMGC

Here at Our Mother of Good Counsel, each Monday through Saturday morning, we celebrate Morning Prayer in common following the 8:00am Mass. Everyone is invited (around 8:30am) to join us in the daily chapel for this beautiful way to begin the day!

Parish Reminders

Food Allergies

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