February 8, 2015 - Our Lady of Good Counsel
Our House Meals
Our Lady of Good Counsel is involved with the Our House
Meal Ministry. On the thir d Thur sday of each month supper is fed to 100 men, women, and children by our volunteers.
Monetary donations and volunteer support are always welcome. Make checks payable to Good Counsel. Contact
Maureen Burnham at 993-2136.
IN THE DIOCESE
ATTN: MARRIED COUPLES: Is this the typical
conversation at your house in the evenings? What’s for dinner? How was Mary’s report card? I’m going to go watch the
news. I’m going into the other room to watch my show while
you watch the sports channel. Is that the extent of excitement
in your marriage? Why not find out how to bring much more
to your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage
Encounter Weekend—which is a WONDERFUL way to reconnect AND give your Sacrament a terrific Valentine gift!
Next Weekend: Feb. 13-15 at Subiaco. Apply now. Space is
limited. For more info or to apply, please visit our website
arkansaswwme.org or call Steve & Elaine Lienhart at 501312-1119 or email [email protected]
Any photographer in Arkansas can enter their photo of a local
Catholic church or institution for a chance to be featured on
the cover of the 2016 Diocese of Little Rock directory. Arkansas Catholic sponsors the annual cover photo contest. The
contest entry deadline is March 20, 2015. Complete rules and
an entry form are available on the Arkansas Catholic website,
arkansas-catholic.org. For more information, call Emily Roberts at (501) 664-0125 or e-mail [email protected]
SEARCH #136 RETREAT
Registrations are now being accepted for Search #136, a retreat for juniors and seniors in high school to get to know
themselves better, deepen their friendship with Christ, and
find support in living out their faith. Search #136 will be held
at St. John Center, Little Rock, April 17 – 19, 2015. The fee
is $120.00. For more information and registration forms visit
our website at: http://www.dolr.org/sites/default/files/
documents/search-136.pdf. If you have questions you may
contact Trish Gentry [email protected] at the Diocese of Little
Rock Youth Ministry office: 501-664-0340, ext 418.
**Scholarships are available for those wishing to attend that
are in need of financial assistance. Please contact Liz or Trish
for more information. Scholarship applications may be found
at the following link: http://www.dolr.org/new/sites/default/
You Did It For Me
Like many farmers in Tanzania, Gertruda Domayo struggled to
provide for her grandchildren. As a member of Soya ni Pesa, a
Catholic Relief Services project that means “soybeans are money,” she's learned that small changes make a big difference.
Those changes have led to healthier food for her family--and are
inspiring others in her community to take action.
To learn more, please visit
Our Lady of
C A T H O L I C
C H U R C H
1321 S. Van Buren / Little Rock, AR 72204 / Telephone: (501) 666-5073
Fax: (501) 664-1964 / Email: [email protected] / Website: goodcounselLR.com
World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the
Church on the weekend of February 7-8, 2015. Please pray for all
those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be
sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be
inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God's gift of
their vocation. Pray also for those who are discerning a vocation
to Consecrated Life, and invite those who may be called to consider it.
Spring 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
LITTLE ROCK WILL NOT HOST A 40 DAYS FOR LIFE THIS
SPRING, BUT THE NATIONAL EVENT NEEDS PRAYERS FOR
Focus this spring in Little Rock will be on renewed efforts to
build up Christ's army of prayer warriors to keep vigil, not just for
40 days at a time, but throughout the year. The first campaign
here in 2008 resulted in a small group of people who asked “Why
stop now?” Many babies' lives have been saved through the prayers offered on the sidewalk at the abortion clinic, but more people
and prayers are needed. Dozens of lives are ended each week in
our community; is God asking you to join us? For just one hour a
week? All lives matter and the tragedy of abortion must end. For
more information call Marsha Boss 960-5051.
SAVE THE DATE!
Arkansas Right to Life and Black Arkansans for Life will host a
special event with Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., on February 18th, Ash Wednesday. This is a “Don't Miss” opportunity to hear one of our country's leading pro-life voices.
Watch the bulletin for more details.
To register in the parish or make a change in address or marital status, please fill out the form below.
(Please cut out and place in the collection basket.)
City____________________________ Zip____________ Phone_____________________ Cell _______________________
Moved from__________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________
Saturday: 4:30 PM Vigil
8:00 and 11:00 AM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM on Tues, Thurs, & Fri;
6:00 PM on Wed
Holy Days: To be announced
Adoration: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Confession: 3:30 - 4:00 PM, Saturday
(or anytime by appointment)
Call the Church office to register
Those considering marriage need to notify the
parish priest of their intention to marry at least
six months prior to their intended wedding date.
Wedding dates will be finalized only after
consultation with the priest or deacon.
Attendance of an approved marriage preparation
program required. Please call the parish office
for further information.
Organizations & Ministries:
Altar Servers: 666-5073
Eucharistic Ministers: 666-5073
Finance Council: 490-5902
Food Box: 666-5073
Knights of Columbus: 993-8636
Our House Meals: 993-2136
Parish Religious Education
for Children: 666-5693
Pastoral Council: 417-825-2627
Perpetual Adoration: 666-5073
Respect Life: 920-2483
St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers: 225-5037
Minibus Drivers: 666-5073
VIRTUS Coordinator: 455-3107
Bulletin deadline is Wednesday 12 noon.
Email: [email protected]
Newsletter - Published Quarterly: Submit
articles to [email protected]
Pastor: Rev. L. Warren Harvey
Parish Administrator: Fr. John Wakube, A.J.
After hours emergency—leave message at 501-650-3480
Bookkeeper: Mary Murry
Office of Faith Formation: Margaret Zakrzewski
Confirmation: Nick & Kristin Ables
Youth Ministry: Nick & Kristin Ables
Maintenance Engineer: Frank Zakrzewski
Parish Office Manager: Carol Miller
Parish Pastoral Council President: Charles Sullivan
Finance Council Chairman: Marty Kallenbach
Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The office is closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30pm
Registration forms are located at all entrances to the church.
Please fill one out and return it to the church office or drop
it in the collection basket.
Ministry to the Sick
If you would like to be anointed before going into the hospital
or have Communion brought to someone homebound, please
call the parish office. Your contacting the parish office helps us
to minister to our homebound / hospitalized parishioners. When
registering in the hospital, please register as Catholic and as a
The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 8, 2015
2/14 & 2/15 Liturgical Ministers
Lector: Helen Evans
Lectors: Ralph Kodell
Readings for the Week
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
Wednesday Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17
Lectors: Andr ea Meur er
Jo Evelyn Elston
St. Scholastica, Virgin
Opt. Mem. Our Lady of
Giving is a lifestyle. Generosity, whether it be a selfless giving
of your time, your talents or your treasure, is a true mark of a
follower of Christ. In the Diocese of Little Rock we are blessed
with many individuals and families that have joined together to
make a difference in our world by being long-time, monthly
supporters of CASA. If you would like to get more information
on how you could join this generous family of Catholics dedicated to making Christ visible in our state, become a CASA supporter today. Return your CASA Gift/Pledge in the envelopes
provided or visit us on the web at www.dolr.org.
First Reconciliation—9:30 am
Mass —11:00 am
Altar Server Training—after 11:00 am Mass
Life Teen—5:00 pm—7:00 pm
Light to the Nations Prayer - 4:00 pm
Parish Conference Room
Edge–6:30 pm—8:30 pm
RCIA meets Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
Mass —8:00 am
Patriotic Rosary for the
Consecration of America—3:00 pm
Life Teen meets Sunday from 5:00 pm—7:00 pm
P.R.E. meets Sundays at 9:30 am.
Sts. Cyril, Monk, and
Parish Religious Ed
2/14 & 2/15 Minibus Schedule
4:30 pm - The Sullivans
Edge meets Monday from 6:30 pm—8:30 pm
RCIA—7:00 pm Room A
Coffee, Chat & More! - 9:00 am
Our Lady Queen of Peace Rosary—
11:00 am - Carl Meurer
The Eucharistic Ministers,
Lectors and Ushers Training
Workshop will be February 14th
Question of the Week
“Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted
place, where he prayed…He told them, ‘Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I
come.’” – Mark 1:35, 38
In today’s Gospel reading we see a perfect example of stewardship. Jesus gives His time to do all that God wishes - healing the
sick and preaching. Yet, Jesus also makes time to be alone in
prayer. It is through prayer, spending time with God, that we find
the strength to do what God wishes us to do. Be sure to find time
every day to be with God.
Black & Indian Missions
Formation House Milk Fund
The Holy Father’s Intentions - February
Universal: That pr isoner s, especially the young, may be
able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That mar r ied people who ar e separ ated
may find welcome and support in the Christian community.
With Lent less than two weeks away, how will my renewed
commitment to baptized discipleship express itself in service
to others? Does my daily schedule resemble at all Jesus’
balance of serious prayer and compassionate work on behalf
Collection for the Church in Central and
Next week we will take up the Collection for the Church in
Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports Catholic
organizations that provide affordable shelter and train seminarians in a region that still struggles from the effects of Soviet
rule. By providing pastoral care, catechesis, and funding for
building renovations, your donations help to restore the
Church and build the future in the r egion. Please give generously to the collection next week. Visit www.usccb.org
(search “Church in Central and Eastern Europe”) to learn
Altar Server Training
The Altar Server training will take place on Sunday, February
8th after the 11am Mass. Lunch will be provided for those
who attend. Adults and children who have made their First
Communion are eligible. Attendance is required for those
who serve. Please consider being a part of this much needed
Mass Intentions The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the highest form of prayer and the most efficacious prayer we can offer for
our loved ones, living/deceased. Call the Parish Office to schedule a Mass for your family and friends.
from 9:30 am – 1200 Noon in the
Minister to the Poor
Are you looking for a hands-on opportunity to minister to the
poor in our area? We are looking for one or more volunteers to
transport donated food from the Argenta Farmers Market to Abba House once a week on Saturdays. Donations will begin in
March and continue through October or November. If you are
interested, please contact Christina Laurin at 501-590-6401.
Prayer List for the Sick
Patricia Jean Farmer
Ron Thompson, JR
Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers.
Anyone interested in volunteering or serving as a lay
minister please contact D’Boria Cook, Virtus Coordinator, at 455-3107 to set up Virtus training.