Welcome to Our Parish
Parishioner Count – 3/9/2018
Our Church Mission
To become a community of disciples, called to walk “The Way” of Christ Jesus in our households, church community and society.
Welcome! Please take a few minutes to complete a “Parish Registration & Census” form that may be found in the Church Entrance Area. The data provided by you on this form is kept confidential. When completed, please give to a Greeter, mail to the Church Office or place in the collection basket
If you would like to have a Mass said for a special intention, please pick up the “Mass Intention Request Form” (printed on lavender paper) found in the Church Entrance Area and drop it into the collection basket or mail it to the Church Office. The envelope is labeled “Mass Intentions”. Please complete all requested information and note the instructions on the form. Suggested offering (Mass Stipend) is $10.00, make check payable to Rev. Guy F. Noonan.
This is a powerful ministry in our Parish. People may phone or email in requests for prayer and the list is published in the weekly bulletin. To add a name to OLGC’s Prayer Network; please contact: Anton J Anderle at 904-940-0582 or email@example.com. View the Prayer Network Ministry page
Protecting God’s Children – Requirement for Volunteers:
All volunteers over the age of 18 working with minor children or vulnerable adults must be fingerprinted and background check through the Diocese (this is done on a national level and is to be renewed every 5 years). Please contact Church Office for registration instructions. These volunteers must also attend a class called “Protecting God’s Children”. Please provide a copy of your completed “PGC” certificate to our Church Office. Classes can be found online at www.virtus.org. A diocesan volunteer application must be submitted to OLGC Church Office. Please call the Church Office if you have any questions. No persons ministering with minor children or vulnerable adults may do so unless they have fully completed all requirements. (Diocesan policy per Bishop Estévez)
To schedule a wedding, engaged couples must meet with their Pastor at least 8 months before their proposed wedding date. Preparation for the sacrament includes attending a diocesan program such as Engaged Encounter or Pre Cana, and completing the FOCCUS Inventory. All couples of child-bearing age also need to take a full Natural Family Planning course. Pre-registration for each of these programs is mandatory for all marriages within the Diocese of St Augustine.
Preparation must be made in advance and Baptismal Class for the parents is required. Class es held the First Saturday of each month at 9 am, please contact Deacon Mark Sciullo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation:
Sponsors for all Sacraments must be active Catholics. Anyone asking to receive a document from the parish to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation in another parish must be an active Catholic at OLGC. This implies regular Mass attendance and participation in the support of the community.
Sacramental Preparation for First Holy Eucharist/Reconciliation & Confirmation:
This is a two-year program. Contact Donald Pepino 904-824-8688 or e-mail: email@example.com for further information.
Last Will and Testament:
Please consider including your Church in your estate planning. The Church and its diverse ministries exist only through the funding of its members. The name of our Church for legal purposes is Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, Mill Creek, Saint Augustine, FL. 32092.
Death and Burial in OLGC Cemetery:
Two options are availabe at our OLGC Cemetery, in-ground burial or internment in our columbaria. For further information regarding burial plots or columbaria for ashes, please contact the Church Office at 904-824-8688 or speak with Father Guy.
The Diocese of Saint Augustine treats all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and deals with all allegations in a prompt, confidential and thorough manner. To Report Abuse, call: Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator 904-262-3200, ext. 129, or the Department of Children and Families at 1-800-96-Abuse / 1-800 962-2873.