AFTER THE WEDDING

 

Congratulations on your marriage from your friends at Marriage & Family Life at Our Lady of Good Counsel!

Please know that we will continue to keep you in our prayers as you begin your journey together as husband and wife.

To helps us better improve our program, please share with us your experience of marriage preparation by visiting the link below (responses from both bride and groom highly preferred).

Are you looking for opportunities to meet other couples at OLGC? Would you like to get involvedPlease take a look at the selection of programs and ministries available below. If you have any general questions about parish life, please call the Parish Office at (734) 453-0326.

Have questions?

If you have any followup questions about Sacrament of Marriage you are invited to call Deacon Dave Carignan: Director of Marriage and Family Life; (734) 453-0326, ext. 249


Program offerings


8 Great Dates

Begins Sept. 22, 2017 

A seven session course set in a fantastic atmosphere. You are served with a candlelit meal and/or coffee, tea, and dessert at a romantic table for two while listening to practical talks that are informative and fun, either given live or played on DVD.You will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better.


The Alpha Course

Courses begin week of Sept. 3, 2017 

If you didn’t take the opportunity to attend the Alpha Course during marriage preparation, we encourage you to attend! Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops, and homes all around the globe. Typically, Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha is for everyone.


Natural Family Planning

Jul. 15 & Oct. 21, 2017

Natural Family Planning – Creighton Method.  This FertilityCare System is a method of holistic fertility awareness that can benefit women and couples from teens through the menopausal years.  This system can provide in-depth information on the most current, effective, and scientific natural system to achieve or avoid pregnancy.  Combined with medical care, it can also be used to identify and treat underlying causes of pain, PMS, postpartum depression, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriages, infertility, irregular cycles, and more.


LivingInLove

Every Day in Love

Begins Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 
Activities Room

A new “out of the box” video based marriage enrichment series featuring four upbeat, engaging, and empowering three-hour sessions. Each session is packed with practical strategies, everyday skills, liberating insights, and experiential exercises. The perfect date night and ideal adult learning experience based on the popular Living in Love Every Day skills course but with many more engaging, simpler exercises, razor-focused concepts, and no required retreat prerequisite. While the ideal is to make all four sessions, each can stand alone and is open to all.



NaproTECHNOLOGY

Sat., Sept. 16, 2017 | 9-10 a.m. | Free
OLGC Social Hall

Please join us for an informative morning with Dr. Stephen A. Hickner, the highly acclaimed OB/GYN at Emmaus Health at Dominos Farms. Dr. Hickner’s talk will cover a variety of topics regarding women’s health, including: infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, and more! Childcare available. Please RSVP to Becky Jordano.


Scripture Study

Begins Fall 2017 
Social Hall & Activities Room

We will be offering three Bible studies this fall at OLGC. Click the button to learn more!

“The study of the sacred page should be the very soul of sacred theology. The ministry of the Word, too – pastoral preaching, catechetics and all forms of Christian instruction, among which the liturgical homily should hold pride of place – is healthily nourished and thrives in holiness through the Word of Scripture” (CCC 131).

“The Church ‘forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful. . . to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures. Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.’” St. Jerome

baptism

Baptismal Preparation

3rd Sunday every month
OLGC Church

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons (and daughters) of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…”    Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1213)