Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School is committed to equipping our school and parish families to “Fight the good fight of the Faith” by suggesting resources to help strengthen, inspire, and challenge our parents to build the faith and discipleship of their families in a practical way through prayer, talking points, and stories. Check back regularly for updates and additions to our set of resources.


Model Christ’s Love

In Unleash the Gospel families are called to create a home where Christ’s love is modeled, becoming aware of your neighbors needs and reaching out to them with welcoming spirit.

Reconciliation As a Lived Reality

Archbishop Vigneron has challenged families to reclaim the sacrament of reconciliation as a lived reality in our homes: healing wounds and brokenness, in our families through sacrifice, forgiveness, mercy, and love.

Parents: Be the Primary Witness to the Faith to Your Family

As parents, we need to be the primary witnesses of faith to our family. This means that every family embraces its role as the domestic church. The Catechism tells us, “Parents have the first responsibility for education of their children. They bear witness to the responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.” (No. 2223)

Forming the Family in Scripture

Archbishop Vigneron is calling us to commit to forming our families in the love and power of sacred Scripture by placing it at the center of our family life.

Reclaiming Sunday

Archbishop Vigneron is calling our families to reclaim Sunday: attend Mass as a family and intentionally spend time with one another. Here are some ideas for families to get back to Mass.

Family Prayer

In Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospelhe challenges families to commit to developing family prayer time by making time to listen, share, and grow together as a family guided by the Lord in times of joy and trial. Here are some ideas you can make family prayer time fit with your family.

Forming Meal Time

Archbishop Vigneron is calling us to create time for regular family meals without distraction.  The time of day we come together isn’t as important as the effort we make to sit down, relax, and let everyone and everything else in the world fade to the background as we focus our attention on those who matter most… our families.