Back in Ordinary Time
June 10, 2021
Way back in 1969, when Rome reorganized the
, I was very enthusiastic about the changes. For the most part, I continue so to be. The one change that I regretted was that they changed the designation of the time from Pentecost until just before Advent as
That used to be called the
"Season of Pentecost.
" This Sunday will be the "Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time." When I was growing up, it was called "Third Sunday after Pentecost." Trinity and Corpus Christi were first and second.
Just now, I looked up the reason they are now called "Sundays of Ordinary Time." Wikipedia tells me that "the word "ordinary" as used here comes from the
by which the weeks are identified or counted…" Remember from grade school that the
[1, 2, 3, 4,…]. The
of things [1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,…].
Very often, when preparing my homilies, I look for the scriptures for the coming Sunday, and I see a heading like “Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time,” I sometimes remind myself that it's OK to think of this as the “Season of Pentecost.” That's because
is as good as any - any day throughout the year - is
a good day to expect the Holy Spirit
to come to you and to me!
to read the Bulletin for this weekend.
Let us continue to pray for each other.
~On June 26, 2021, the IHN of the Main Line is sponsoring a "Night Without a Bed". For the night, sleep on the porch, sleep in your car, sleep on the sofa but sleep somewhere that is not your own comfy bed! Help support and become aware of homelessness in our area. For more information, or to sign up or donate, please go to:
~Our Mother of Good Counsel is supporting the families at the IHN during the week of June 20 -27. For this week, we have been asked to support the families by providing any of the following:
Family One (2 members)
Cheese Sticks- Lactose free
Microwavable rice (Natures Promise or other organic preferred)
Salad in a bag
Dairy free cheese
Dairy free yogurt
Organic Chicken nuggets – or no batter chicken nuggets
Protein shakes for children
3T Pull Ups
Diapers size 5
Wipes- hypo allergenic – fragrance free.
Family Two (5 members)
~ Meals: These can be packed in a foil pan. They have freezer space at the Day Center.
beef cubes with vegetables
mac n cheese
similac advance (blue can)
Parents Choice Advantage formula (sold at Walmart)
This family is also looking for donations for a low price car to purchase or rent (the family recently was in an accident, fortunately no one was injured but the car was totaled.) Insurance money went to pay off the balance of what was owed on the car. Both parents are working but need transportation to get to work. Checks can be made out to IHN of the Main Line
Donations can be brought to church on Sunday Morning or dropped off at the Parish Center during normal business hours. Donations will go to Norristown on Sunday, June 20
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS HELP NEEDED
We are in need of middle school children to help out at our Vacation Bible Camp. Camp will be held the week of August 20-26 from 9 am until noon. Preparations and training will be taking place in the next few weeks. We have limited spaces available for helpers so first come, first serve. Please contact Karen at 610-525-0147 or
, or text 610-864-8538 if your child is interested in being a Vacation Bible Camp Counselor!
Kids Care Camp and Vacation Bible Camp
information and registration can be found at
under the Youth Tab! Register now, space is limited.
Rummage Sale/Fall Fun Day
In lieu of our Fall Festival this year, we will hold a one day, Rummage Sale/Fall Fun Day on September 25, 2021. We would like to use the items we have on hand for the Rummage Sale and along with that, we will have moon bounces, games, raffles and fun for the children. WE NEED LOTS OF HELP PUTTING ONE OF OUR FIRST POST-COVID EVENTS TOGETHER! Please contact Karen at 610-525-0147 or
, or text 610-864-8538 if you would like to help out in any way! We need game coordinators, rummage sale coordinators, raffle coordinators and more! Many hands make light work and lots of fun!
LAND OF LAKES CHOIRBOYS OF MINNESOTA
The Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota will present a live, in-person concert of sacred and secular music on
Friday, June 18 at 7:30pm
. The concert will be hosted by
Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, 31 Pennswood Road, Bryn Mawr, PA
A free-will offering will be taken.
for more information.
Sign up for this eNewsletter
Our thanks to all who so generously support our parish even during this time of quarantine.
Online Parish Giving
on Thursday, June 10 at 6:00AM