It is with great Joy to announce that Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel on the following Sundays at 9:30am!
August 15, 2021
September 19, 2021
October 24, 2021
November 21, 2021
December 25, 2021 ( Saturday Christmas Day)
Please join us every Sunday from 10:30-11:30am and every Wednesday from 7:30pm - 8:30pm for prayer, scripture study, and fellowship!
On Sundays at 10:30am we discuss the week's Gospel message.
On Wednesdays at 7:30pm we dive deep into a variety of scriptural topics.
TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 28th
"WHAT IS FAITH"
Here is how to join in Sunday Meetings
To join the Zoom meeting by computer click this link
To join by phone dial this number first
1. 929. 205. 6099 Then enter this meeting ID 884 1220 5351 followed immediately by hitting the pound sign (#) 2 times in a row.
For Wednesday Meetings at 7:30pm
To join the Zoom meeting by computer click this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89902431248
To join by phone dial this number first 1.929. 205. 6099 Then enter the meeting ID 899 0243 1248 followed immediately by hitting the pound sign (#) 2 times in a row
We encourage everyone to share this information with friends, family, and anyone who would like to join us.
In Christ's Love
Our Lady of Good Counsel Community
All are welcome, all are loved!
"We can change the world we live in one act of Christ's Unconditional Love at a time!
"Pass it on"!
P.S. We invite you to listen to the original compositions of beloved Our Lady of Good Counsel Music Director, Joseph Varhidi. Joseph is with Our Lord now but has blessed us with the gift of these peaceful and inspirational instrumentals. Listen to them on his YouTube site at : https://youtu.be/-t7ZkAhSnSk
Coming Soon on a Thursday in August!
Our Lady of Good Counsel Inspirational film series continues with the move
This is an uplifting feel-good movie that recalls the style of Hallmark and Lifetime made-for-TV films, but "The Staircase" has an unexpected spiritual depth that puts it a cut above those other productions. Barbara Hershey plays an ailing Catholic mother superior whose only wish is to see the Sisters of Loretto chapel in Santa Fe completed before she dies. Diane Ladd is a sympathetic nun and William Peterson of TV's "CSI" is the mysterious carpenter who volunteers to build a spiral staircase after the original builders forget to provide access to the chapel's choir loft.
Based on the real-life Loretto chapel, now a museum attached to a hotel in Santa Fe, this film excels at suggesting the miraculous in everyday human qualities.
You really have to see this film to believe it: It's one of the most mature, spiritually rich, and humanized portrayals of religion on film that you will ever see. It's also one of the few films where you're not entirely certain just how it will end, other than expecting the staircase to be completed. The plot is simple, but the depth of relationships are deep.
P.S. Ohhhh yes there will be popcorn and more!
NEW DAY AND TIME
Our Lady of Good Counsel Weekly Rosary Group!
Join us in the Community Room each Tuesday at 7:00pm to pray the Rosary.
Our Blessed Mother tells us that the world needs our prayers.
Let's pray together!
Face masks must be worn in order to be admitted.
Send us your prayer requests at email@example.com
We also invite you to email your suggestions for other faith based community activities that you would like to see at Our Lady of Good Counsel!
Stay tuned - the best is yet to come!
In Christ's Love,
Our Lady of Good Counsel Leadership Committee
If you would like to receive your Miraculous Medal please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and address.
We will mail you a Miraculous Medal to keep and another to pass on!
We are proud to announce that Chris Elsberry Our Lady of Good Counsel Leadership Team member and acclaimed sports writer has written his first book!
God, Family & Basketball:
Chris Elsberry and
Legend Vito Montelli
signing books for fans at St. Joseph's High School in Trumbull CT!
To buy a copy of
"God, Family & Basketball"
send a check for $25 (includes mailing) to
1123 Sylvan Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606
or send an email to
Also available at Amazon.com
Lamar billboard team and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parishioner Bob Lisi
in front of our billboard that just went up today,
We invite you to see it on the corner of Main Street and Stoehrs Place in Bridgeport!
Our Lady of Good Counsel Leadership Team
extends a warm welcome to all.
Come and experience the True Love of Christ!
All are welcome... All are Loved!
Children at Our Lady of Good Counsel attended a musical instrument making class taught by
James Moss, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish parishioner, choir member, and founder of "Mother Earth Music"
Classes are free and children get to keep the instruments they make! Stay tuned for upcoming classes.
How blessed is our Community of Our Lady of Good Counsel to have
Sr. Theresa Tremblay, who not only shepherds the flock at the Chapel through her kindness and welcoming smile at our doors on Sunday......
...but recently hosted over 200+ needy families to her Convent on North Ave in Bridgeport for food, fellowship and fun! She truly is a Good and Faithful Servant of our Lord and us! We love you, Sr. Theresa!
Many of you may not know but the Community of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, the Dominican Sisters out of Ann Arbor, MI have been “Prayer Partners” with Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel. So what does that mean? It means that every single day over 140+ Sisters bring our Parish and the intentions within before our Lord in their Chapel in Ann Arbor!
The Power of Prayer can change lives and futures both individually and for our Parish! Thank you Sisters for being our Partners in Christ!”
Come and hear the wonderful children from
our Faith Formation classes sing with the choir!
Parishioners of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish make a promise to share their light and invite others to church.
All are invited to experience the Love of Christ in our warm, welcoming and vibrant faith community!
Adult bible study led by Rose M. Talbot-Babey, Director of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Bridgeport . Join us each Sunday at 11:15 am and see what all the smiling is about!
Joyful Baptismal Ceremonies September 9, 2018
Prayer to receive the Gifts of The Holy Spirit
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom
that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,
the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth,
the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven,
the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage
all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God,
and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples
and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.
In the NAME of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST and HIS Blessed Mother Mary, the parishioners of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Community warmly welcome you. Here you will find the unconditional Love of a humble but passionate faith community dedicated to following the gentle ways of Our Blessed Mother Mary and the compassionate teachings of her DIVINE SON JESUS.
A 163 Ortega Ave Bridgeport CT 06606