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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
  • Pastoral Plan Summary

    The planning meetings sought input in the Five Missions: Liturgy and Worship; Faith Formation; Fellowship; Outreach; and our School. These “Teams” received feedback from over 500 members, received over 657 surveys and 338 written comments to be analyzed! We had over 204 people who wanted to be contacted about their survey. We had 124 people who raised their hands to volunteer. This input included many great ideas that have been included in the strategic initiatives. The information has already influenced our annual budget and many of the activities of today.

    The final consolidated plan is now published and we ask that you review it and let the Pastoral Council know what you think. The adopted the Plan on Sept. 11th and wil be presented to Finance Council on Sept. 18th.

  • Fr. Matt's Musing 8/26/2017

    Transforming the Ordinary with Great Love

  • Marriage Jubilee Mass 10/15

    For those married in 1967 or 1992 - Join Bishop Burbidge for the 2017 Marriage Jubilee Mass on Sunday 10/15 at 2:30 pm. Contact Merle at 703.896.7402 to register no later than 9/22. More info here.

  • 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

Tuesday 09/19

Presentation on the Mass

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 09/20

School Mass-Muffins for Moms

Church & Reception following in DeSales Hall
8:30am - 9:30am

Salesian Presentation: Transforming the Ordinary with Great Love

9:00am - 10:00am

Prayer-Our Deepest Longing

St Joseph Center- Brisson Room
10:00am - 11:30am

Salesian Presentation: Transforming the Ordinary with Great Love

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Youth Room
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 09/21

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

Rosary for Persecuted Christians

6:45pm - 7:45pm
Sunday 09/24

Children's Liturgy of the Word

9:30am - 10:30am
Monday 09/25

Coffee Hour

DeSales Hall
8:30am - 9:30am

Presentation on the Mass

9:00am - 10:30am

Ministry of Compassion

St Joseph Center - Aviat Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm

  • 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

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Saturdays (or by apointment)

  • 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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