Newsletter

OLGC Families,

Life is hard and the pandemic has made it increasingly more difficult. Coping methods may come naturally to some, but many others are still struggling to keep a sense of calm. Join us tonight to meet with guest speaker, Megan MacCutcheon McAtee, a licensed professional counselor, best-selling author and OLGC mom to discuss managing stress and anxiety in our families. This is a meeting you won’t want to miss! Zoom details below.

Karen An, PTO President

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

  • TONIGHT PTO General Meeting (virtual): Please join us on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM.  We have invited Megan MacCutcheon McAtee to discuss anxiety and stress in our families. There will be an opportunity for Q/A and tips on how to raise our youth to be resilient.
    • See email for Zoom details. 
  • Gift cards: the PTO has gift cards for purchase - please stop by the Parish Admin office to purchase with cash or checks made payable to OLGC PTO. 

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PARISH ACTIVITIES:

  • NEW Power Pack Drive Sat & Sun March 20 & 21:  The Power Pack Program (P3), a Food for Others program that provides supplemental weekend food to a large number of students in Fairfax County public elementary schools. Food for Others’ P3 helps guarantee that food-insecure students will have food to eat on the weekends. Drop off your items on Friday 3/20, 8am- 5pm, and Sunday, 3/21 7:30am-4pm, in front of DeSales Hall.  
  • NEW I Thirst: Walk with Saint Mother Teresa throughout the season of lent with I Thirst: 40 Days with Mother Teresa accompanied by this seven-part book discussion between Dr. Ben Akers and Fr. Daniel Moloney. You can pick up a free copy of the book in the Church Narthex. The book discussion is available here. To create a free account, click here, select “Sign Up”, select “Sign Up as a Parishioner”, search for Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna, VA, and click Next to set up your free account. For any questions, contact Amy de Bernardo 703.896.7414.
  • Annual Car Raffle: The annual 5 Car & Cash Prizes Raffle is here. Prizes include five 2021 vehicles from Koons of Manassas (Honda Civic, Buick Encore, GMC Canyon Truck, Honda CRV Sport Utility, and Honda Odyssey Van) and cash prizes. One $5.00 ticket offers the purchaser a chance to win all five vehicles plus $20,000 in cash prizes. The raffle benefits our parish and many other charitable causes throughout the diocese.
  • Lenten Opportunities:
    • Parish Lenten Retreat (Evening Prayer): 2/22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 pm in the Church.
    • Stations of the Cross: 2/26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7pm in the Church in English, and in the Chapel in Spanish.
    • The Light is On - Exposition and Confessions: 2/24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Chapel

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