The classes are designed to prepare new parents and godparents for the Baptism of a child, giving them a thorough understanding of the sacrament. Meetings are held on the third Thursday at 7PM in the Fitzgerald Room in the Trinity Center.
For more information, please contact Bernadette Clune at 215-357-1300 and dial 0.
Daily and Sunday Mass – Assist the Priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at daily and Sunday Mass. Ministers will also be asked to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday.
Volunteers meet with family members to prepare the Mass of Christian Burial for loved ones, including readings and music for the Mass. Prearrangement Packets are available on the Parish website for Parishioners who wish to leave instructions for their funerals.
You can view the Prearrangement Packets by clicking here.
You can view the current schedules of Lectors by clicking here.
Adult Choir – This group of women and men provide beautiful liturgical and sacred music throughout the year. Practice is Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM.
La Schola Choir – Comprised of young women, high school age and beyond. La Schola sings monthly at the 4:30 Mass and at our annual Christmas concert. Any young adult is welcome.
Children’s OLGC Choir – Comprised of school children in grades 3-8. Practice is at lunchtime. Children sing for all school liturgies, at the annual Christmas concert, and at Christmas Eve Mass.
OLGC PREP Choir – Children sing at the annual Christmas concert and at Christmas Eve Mass. All children in grades 3-8 are eligible.
For more information about any of our choirs, please contact Joan Kozlowski at 215-357-1300, extension 206.
Each Wednesday a Communion Service is celebrated in one of the Nursing facilities within the Parish boundaries.
1st Wednesday – ProMedica Huntingdon Pike (formerly Manor Care) – Suzanne & Ed Kent
2nd Wednesday – ProMedica Davisville Road (formerly PowerBack) – JoFran Garson
3rd Wednesday – Glora Dei Farms – Butch O’Leary
4th Wednesday – Southampton Estates – Al & Ethel Avello
Monthly – The Landing – Pat Lingman
For more information, please contact John Saracino at 215-322-2466.
In the spirit of service and hospitality ushers great and welcome parishioners and assist with the collection of Saturday/Sunday envelopes. They also guide parishioners for reception of Holy Communion and distribute the Church bulletin after Mass.
The Catholic Charities Appeal is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s single most important fundraiser initiative. Every year, the Catholic Charities Appeal is a channel of hope for hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese, and a positive source for good in all facets of the Church in Philadelphia.
Finance Council assists and advises the Pastor in making fiscally responsible recommendations for Parish function and needs.
For more information, please contact 215-357-1300, extension 102.
Parish Pastoral Council is to foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the parish and to advise the Pastor in those pastoral matters presented to the committee by the Pastor.
In weekly class instruction, opportunities of prayer, scripture study, doctrine, retreats and celebrations appropriate to one’s learning level foster the faith passed on to the students by their parents. For children in grades 1–8 classes meet September through June. Two sessions are available, 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM.
This committee raises the awareness of the God given right to life by sponsoring events throughout the year and by participating at Prayer Vigils at the Planned Parenthood Clinic at 610 Louis Drive, Warminster.
For more information, please contact Jack Martin at 267-684-6042.
This program brings new members into the Church and welcomes fully initiated Catholics who would like a better understanding of the Church’s fundamental teachings. Meetings are Wednesday evenings from September through May at 6:30 PM in the Fitzgerald Room in the Trinity Center.
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is a rich resource of priestly formation and theological instruction for religious and lay men and women throughout the United States. Your gift during the Seminary Appeal provides a lasting testament to your values and supports our future clergy. With your support, all those attending St. Charles can serve the Church and Her people for generations to come.
Each year this Bible Study addresses different books of the Bible. Group meets Thursday morning at 9:45 AM or Thursday evening at 6:45 PM.
For more information, please contact Joe Warner at email@example.com, or visit the Adult Bible Study page by clicking here.
The rosary is prayed at 8:30 AM prior to the 9:00 AM Mass from Monday through Friday and on Saturday after the 8:00 AM Mass. The rosary is also prayed every Monday evening at 6:30 PM with the Knights of Columbus.
The Dynamic Catholic Book Program offers books, CD’s and other resources that promote spiritual growth to churches. The right book at the right time can be life changing. Books are distributed to Parish at Mass on Christmas and Easter. All books are funded by donations from Parishioners and Organizations. If you would like to contribute, send a check with Dynamic Catholic Book Program in the memo.
For more information, please contact Bill and Mary Ann Fucich at 215-435-4663.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament provides time for individual prayer. Exposition is on Mondays from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM and First Fridays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
This is a private, non-profit, interfaith organization that provides free home cooked meals to people of any age who are isolated and homebound. Volunteers are needed to cook meals at home, visit homebound clients, or drive supplies upon request.
Offers free geriatric care management services to older adults and their caregivers within the Parish. Senior Care Partners is part of the Catholic Healthcare Services. Geriatric Care Managers evaluate, plan, coordinate, advocate and support seniors and their families with care options.
For more information, please contact Kelly Amenhauser at 215-357-1300, extension 160.
The mission is to help feed the poor in our area. Collection of non perishable food is placed in bins in the entrance area of the church and sent to Jesus Focus food cupboard. Checks are also accepted (made payable to OLGC Food Club) which will then be given to Jesus Focus food cupboard. Parishioners can also volunteer their time at the cupboards in Southampton.
Articles of clothing and personal care items are collected during Advent and picked up/delivered to area nursing homes, small group homes and St. Francis Inn, St Vincent de Paul in Germantown and St. John’s Hospice. Volunteers are needed.
Registered Nurses and other Health Care professionals volunteer their time and talents to promote health within the entire parish and establish programs to meet those needs. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Trinity Center.
The annual Parish Carnival is held the third week in June. The Committee plans the Carnival for the enjoyment of our Parishioners and is the major fundraiser for our Parish.
For more information, please contact 215-357-1300, extension 102, or visit the Parish Carnival page by clicking here.
OLGC’s Partners in Education (P.I.E.) is an organization which has been formed to meet the need of the members of our school community, faculty, parents and students. Our P.I.E. organization holds the responsibility of organizing fundraising, creating enrichment activities, communicating with the school community, and helping with the general well-being of OLGC School.
Our Lady of Good Counsel, in cooperation with the Red Cross and for the benefit or our Parishioners and the Penn-Jersey Region, conduct blood drives three times a year. Dates and times are published in the parish bulletin.
Gift certificates are offered from area retailers to the parish at a discounted cost. Parishioners pay full price and receive a percentage of the purchase price toward ANY Catholic school tuition (through college), toward PREP tuition, or donate their percentage back to the parish.
For more information, please contact Terry Smith at 215-357-1300, extension 132, or visit the Scrip program page by clicking here.
Membership is open to practicing Catholic women 18 years of age or older within and outside the Parish. Applicant accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 7PM in the Trinity Center.
For more information, please visit the Women of OLGC page by clicking here or call 215-357-1300, extension 234.
Youth are called upon to a loyal and active participation in parish life. They are invited to be good stewards of the Gospel through sharing their unique and God-given gifts. Service projects include collecting school supplies for parishes in Philadelphia, making PB&J sandwiches for after school snacks in needy Philadelphia parishes, making Halloween bags for CHOP children, Turkey Drive, Christmas caroling, hosting Senior Bingo, and assisting various ministries. Meetings are Sunday evenings.
Develops our youth into mature Catholic individuals through sports programs that allow them to grow in their relationship with God and to better understand themselves and their faith. CYO programs are available to those students attending OLGC School, or students in the OLGC Parish attending PREP. Various programs are offered for students in Kindergarten through High School.