ABOUT

 



OUR VISION STATEMENT


Our vision at Our Lady of Good Counsel is to offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

MASS TIMES

WEEKEND
Saturday: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 5 p.m.

WEEKDAYS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8 a.m. (6:30 a.m. will continue in September)
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Our Church and Social Hall are located at
47650 North Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

The Parish Office is located at
1062 Church St.
Plymouth, MI 48170

OLGC Parish School is located at
1151 William St.
Plymouth, MI 48170


OUR CORE VALUES

Evangelically Catholic | To say we’re Catholic is to say that we teach, preach, support and believe the teachings of the Catholic Church . . . in their entirety.  To say that we’re Evangelically Catholic is to say that we strive to live our faith as if, “Knowing Jesus is the best gift that a person can ever receive; that we have encountered Him is the best thing that has happened in our lives, and making Him known by our word and deeds our greatest joy.” – Pope Francis

Incessant Tinkerers | We strive for excellence at OLGC – not excellence for excellence’s sake, but excellence so that more people will encounter Jesus, grow as His disciple and bear witness to His name.  If something is good, we want to make it better; if it’s great, we want to make it incredible.  Therefore, we are constantly analyzing our programs, processes and events, and asking ourselves, “How can we make this better next time?”

Willing to Sweep Floors | If Jesus was willing to wash the feet of His disciples, is there any task too menial for us?  We strive to check our egos at the door and do whatever it takes to get the job done – the job of offering every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus (and all that entails).

OUR CLERGY
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Fr. John Riccardo

Fr. John Riccardo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained in 1996 and has also served at Divine Child Catholic Church, The Cardinal Maida Institute for Marriage and Family, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church.


Fr. John Simoneau

Fr. John Simoneau was born on the east side of Detroit in 1974, attended Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic School in Hamtramck/Warren until he joined the minor seminary at 14. He worked with youth and vocations in Ireland, Hungary and Slovakia. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Basilica of St. Mary Majors in Rome on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004 and obtained his Masters of Theology in Ecclesiology in 2005. From 2002 to 2010 he was in charge of St. Benedict’s Grade School and High School (Now St. John Paul II academic center) in Budapest, Hungary. He returned to the United States in 2012 and was assigned to be associate pastor at St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Sterling Heights, MI. At present he is serving at Our Lady of Good Counsel as associate pastor.

Fr. Prentice Tipton

“Fr. Prentice is a priest from the Diocese of Saginaw, who has been serving as pastor in Clare, Michigan. I have had the good fortune of knowing him for almost 30 years. He is an extraordinary man of God, a convert to Catholicism, and one of the men who modeled for me what it means to be a Christian man, and especially how a man prays, when I was just out of college. I had the chance to live with Fr. Prentice, and about a dozen other man, shortly after I graduated from U of M, and that year proved a pivotal one for me, as I had the chance to see men my own age (or close to it), entirely sold out for Jesus, with no desire greater than to live for Him who died for us and has been raised.” – Fr. John Riccardo

Dcn. Dave Carignan

Dcn. Dave Carignan grew up in the Upper Peninsula as the fourth of nine siblings. He is married (36 years) to his wife, Elizabeth, and they have three grown children with eight grandchildren. He served four years in the United States Air Force, 25 years in the Fire Service and was ordained as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2012.He attended and graduated from Madonna University as well as Sacred Heart Major Seminary for studies leading to ordination for the diaconate. His first assignment was to Sacred Heart in Dearborn and was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel in July 2015.

Dcn. Vince Small

Dcn. Vince Small earned his MAPS Degree at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2004.  Shortly thereafter he was ordained and assigned to OLGC.  He has been married to his wife Jody for 47 years and has three sons and five grandchildren.