Bishop Frank J. Caggiano provided the information below regarding special resources
during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
1. Taped and Live-Streamed Masses
Beginning this Sunday, March 22nd, I will be celebrating Sunday Masses, which will be taped and made available on the Diocesan website (https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org). Videos of the Masses will be posted each Sunday at 8:00 AM. It is my hope that this will be one way that the lay faithful of the Diocese of Bridgeport will be able to pray with me and to be ensured of my closeness to them during this very unsettling time.
2. Nine Days of Prayer
I am very pleased to announce that, beginning on March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, the clergy, consecrated men and women and lay faithful of the Diocese will be able to come together virtually for a Rosary and Novena.
The Rosary and Novena, sponsored by the Leadership Institute, will be held live at 7:00 PM on the Diocesan website (https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org) for nine consecutive evenings. I will lead the prayer on March 25th, and eight other ministry leaders have been asked to lead on the subsequent evenings. While participants will not be able to interact audibly during the Rosary and Novena, they will be able to view and hear the prayer on their devices.
The Rosary will follow the proper mysteries of each day and the prayer used for the Novena will be the one recited by Pope Francis during this pandemic. It can be found at:
We have exciting news!
Please join us every Sunday from 10:30-11:30am and gather with members of the Our Lady of Good Counsel/St. Andrew’s Community, their families and friends for prayer, scripture study, fellowship and song! All are welcome! Now more than ever we need to pray for each other and Pass it On…our Lord’s love to all we meet! Join us and let’s minister to each other and the world!
The meetings will be hosted on "Zoom"
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Agenda for the hour
Scripture Study: Break open the Sunday Gospel after watching Mass, i.e. Bishop Caggiano. View Bishop's Sunday Masses by clicking here: https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/bishops-video-news/mass-for-the-4th-sunday-of-lent/
Fellowship: Talk about what is going on in the world, our lives and what is God asking of us as it relates to the Gospel discussed?
We so look forward to seeing and hearing our faith family members again. We encourage everyone to share this email with friends, family, and anyone who would like to join us.
Remember: "We STILL can change the world we live in one act of Christ's Unconditional Love at time!
So "Pass it on"!
May the Peace of Christ which surpases all understanding be with you!
Our Lady of Good Counsel Community
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 here on his YouTube site at : https://youtu.be/-t7ZkAhSnSk
"Our Lady of Good Counsel Choir” is blessed to have been invited by Father Milan Dimic,Pastor of St. Andrew's Church, 395 Anton Street, Bridgeport, CT to provide the music for the 5:30 pm Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
We know that Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother have provided this opportunity and we are grateful and humbled by the warm welcome we have received from Father Milan, Music Director Paula Yagonvane, and the wonderful people of St. Andrew’s.
It makes our hearts jump for joy to see so many from the Our Lady of Good Counsel Community joining us for 5:30 pm Sunday Mass at St. Andrew's. We are also blessed to have Nathaniel Ambrose assisting Father Milan as Alter Server!
It is our hope and our purpose to bring both communities closer to Our Lord Jesus and to each other through the gift of sacred music as we continue serve with love and joy.
We hope to see you there. God Bless you!
If only more people would have walked through your doors each Sunday at 9:30am to receive the Holy Eucharist and feel the unmistakable presence of our Lord Jesus and Our Blessed Mother.
If only more people would have known we believe they would have come, to pray, to cry, to feel less lonely, to be accepted unconditionally, to sing and be joyful, to belong and to be embraced by the unique and diverse family of every kind of people that call Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish home.
They would have felt the warmth, seen the genuine smiles, experienced the hope and the hugs and the gratitude. They would have been part of the laughter shared after Mass in our community room where everyone is invited and everyone is family.
Our dear beloved church we tried so hard that more would know that the True and Unconditional Love of Christ lives here and we are on fire for this purpose. This is Christ's home and all are welcome in this place no matter what no matter who. This is Christ's home and we are His servants, His children. This is Christ's home and everyone who enters is equally loved by Him and is deserving of our love and respect and help. This is Christ's home, and we never forget that.
Dear Lord as Your good and faithful servants we will share Your Love and will serve you however and wherever you lead us. We have experienced first hand that "we can change the world we live in one act of Christ's Unconditional Love at a time."
We humbly ask that You will preserve this Sacred place so that Mass can and will always be celebrated within these walls. Let it continue to serve You and Your people with highest love and in accordance to Your Holy Will.
Please Lord and Blessed Mother Mary watch over the family of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish and help us through the sadness of this transition. Only you know our hearts. Only you know what lies beneath the tears on the faces of those who each Sunday at 9:30am walked through the doors of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.
And if by some miracle you should invite us to serve you here again we say, yes Lord yes!
With deepest gratitude,
The faith family of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish
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Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish
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