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    Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church is a welcoming faith community of over 3,500 families located in suburban Vienna, Virginia. A part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, it is administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.

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    "St. Francis de Sales loved the little virtues: humility, gentleness, simplicity and hospitality..."

    - Fr. Matt
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    "Do not wish to be anything except what you are, and strive to be that well."

    – St. Francis de Sales
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    I am firmly resolved to desire no other heart than that which shall be given me by this Mother of hearts, this Mother of holy love.

    - St. Francis de Sales
  • OLGC School students

    Please consider enrolling your child in Our Lady of Good Counsel K-8 School, where each child can experience an atmosphere of Salesian Spirituality every day. "Be who you are and be that perfectly well."

    - St. Francis de Sales
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    Thanksgiving Day Mass & Food Blessing

    Mass will be celebrated on Thur. Nov. 23rd at 9am in the Church. You are invited to bring bread or other food items for your Thanksgiving meal to be blessed after Communion. Before Mass begins, please set your food items in front of the altar in a basket or grocery bag.

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    Food For Others "Power Packs" Food Drive

    OLGC School and the Women of OLGC will be working together on Fri. Dec. 1st to prepare "Power Packs." Donate

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    Breakfast with Santa: Sat. Dec. 2nd 8:30-10:30am

    OLGC Girl Scout Troop 805 is hosting this event in DeSales Hall. They will also have holiday crafts and games. All families, boys and girls are welcomed! Cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult. RSVP by Nov. 30th.

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    This Christmastide: Sat. Dec. 2nd 7:30pm

    Celebrate the splendor of the season as Paul Leavitt makes his directing debut leading the Fairfax Choral Society Symphonic Chorus as they join the Master Singers and Concert Choir in a performance of yuletide favorites in This Christmastide in the Church. A reception will follow.

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    Annual Boy Scout Wreath Sale

    OLGC's Boy Scout Troop 976 will be selling festive Christmas wreaths at all Masses beginning Nov. 25. The beautiful greenery is fresh from a Virginia farm for only $18. Stop by our sales booth, say "hi" to our scouts and take home a Christmas tradition!

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    Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree with tags is in the Narthex. We only hope and pray that your generosity will again reflect the outstanding community spirit of OLGC. Tags are for needy organizations in the area. Choose 1 or more tags, purchase the item and return them to the Narthex by Dec 18th when we will prepare the distribution. Monetary donations are always welcome.

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    November: The Church calls us to Remember

    You are invited to bring a photograph of a loved one who has died & place it on the Tables of Remembrance in the Narthex. The Tables will remain up through the month of November. You are encouraged to inscribe the name of your loved ones who have died in our Book of the Dead. We will remember all the names during the weekend Masses in November.

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    OLGC Christmas Ornament

    OLGC Spirit Store is selling the ornaments, as well as other OLGC logo items at the Dec. 3rd Donut Social after the morning Masses. Questions? Contact the Spirit Store.

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    Miracle of Christmas: Dec 2nd

    Join us to see the Miracle of Christmas Show - RSVP

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    Respite From the Busyness of the Season

    Preparing for Advent with Service and Prayer - Join us on Sat. Dec. 9th following the 5 pm Mass

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    'Tis (almost) The Season!

    Rediscover the joy in preparing for Christmas with Best Advent Ever, a free email program through Dynamic Catholic. Sign up for FREE at Bestadventever.com/youreinvited.

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    Stamp Drive

    Annual drive to collect canceled postage stamps has started and will run through the middle of February.

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    Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath shares the Salesian spirituality that inspires his art

    The Arlington Catholic Herald published a wonderful article on Brother Mickey's and his art.

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    Save The Date: 25th Annual Auction Gala - April 21, 2018

    Auction Gala "Transform the Ordinary with Great Love" will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the McLean Hilton.

  • R.I.P. Kirsten Evans, wife of Peter, mother of Kyle & Madison

    Viewing at OLGC on Friday, Nov. 17, 6 - 8pm Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Nov. 18, 10am

  • R.I.P. Wyatt Murchison, son of Norma Jean & Eric, brother of Lance

    Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Nov. 17, at 11am

  • R.I.P. Alphonse Elser

    Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 10:30am

  • R.I.P. Maria Baptista

    Visitation at OLGC on Tues., Oct. 17 at 9:30am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am

  • R.I.P. Colleen Tinsley Cybrowski

    Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017

  • R.I.P. Cheryl Stemberger

    Visitation at Money and King on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2 - 4pm & 6 - 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 11am at OLGC

  • R.I.P. Margaret Sheridan, wife of Robert

    Visitation at OLGC at 9:30am, Oct. 10, with the funeral at 10:30am

  • R.I.P. Alfred (Al) McGarraghy, husband of Joanne

    Visitation at OLGC on Friday, June 11, at 10:30am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11am

  • R.I.P. Joanne Clark

    Visitation at OLGC at 9am, Saturday July 22. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am.

  • R.I.P. Agnes Price

    Memorial Mass July 26 at 10am

  • R.I.P. Esther McIntosh

    Burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday August 4 at 8:45am.

  • R.I.P. Federigo Arcangeli

    Mass of Christian burial at OLGC on Monday, July 3, at 11am

  • R.I.P. Frances Casolaro

    Visitation at Money & King on Monday June 26 from 4pm to 8pm Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday June 27 at 10am

  • R.I.P. Tony Ostroski

    Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, June 28 at 10am

  • R.I.P. Amon Cantor

    Mass of Christian Burial at OLGC on Monday, June 26, at 10am

  • R.I.P. Federico Archangeli

    Mass of Christian burial on July 3 at 11am

  • R.I.P. Mary Long

    Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 3, at 10am

Thursday 11/23

Giving Tree in Narthex

Thanksgiving Day Mass & Food Blessing

9:00am - 10:00am

Prayer Shawl Ministry

St. Joseph Center Aviat Room
9:30am - 11:00am
Friday 11/24

Giving Tree in Narthex

Saturday 11/25

Giving Tree in Narthex

Sunday 11/26

Giving Tree in Narthex

Monday 11/27

Giving Tree in Narthex

Coffee Hour

DeSales Hall
8:30am - 9:30am

Men's Bible Study

Classroom A
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday 11/28

Giving Tree in Narthex

Wednesday 11/29

Giving Tree in Narthex

School Mass led by Rm 8

8:30am - 9:30am

  • Weekdays

    8:00 am Monday - Saturday in Chapel
    8:30 am also on Wednesdays when school is in session in Church
    9:00 am on Federal Holidays (no 8:00 am)
    12:00 Noon also, during Lent only
    Holy Days Of Obligation as announced
    Daily Readings & Reflections

  • Weekends

    5:00 pm Saturday
    7:00 am
    8:00 am
    9:30 am
    11:15 am
    1:00 pm (Spanish)
    5:30 pm

  • Confession

    NEW TIME: Confessions are now Saturday Mornings 9-9:30am (or by appointment)

  • Office Hrs

    Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12 Noon;
    12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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