Church Support

September-December 2017


September 17, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
National Catechetical Week: Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the Diocesan Catechetical Ministry


October 8, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Indigenous People's Sunday:  Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples


October 22, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Mission Sunday:  Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the missionary efforts of the Church ad gentes


October 29, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prison Awareness Sunday:  Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the work of the Diocesan Prison Ministry


December 16, First Day of Simbang Gabi
National Youth Day:  Remittances will be appropriated as follows:  70% for the Diocesan Youth Ministry; 30% for the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth


December 31, Feast of the Holy Family
Holy Family Day:  Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the work of the Diocesan Family Life Ministry



As part of our Basic Formation Program on Basic Ecclesial Communities, we invite the general parishioners and all parish servants to the following scheduled seminars: September 30, October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25, all from 7 to 9 in the evening at the Third Floor of the Parish Formation Center. We encourage everyone to attend these seminar-workshops as a way of getting involved in our BECs.

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The Vicariate of San Antonio de Padua and the Parish of Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Commission on Catechesis and Religious Education will hold a Basic Faith Formation Program for Volunteer Catechists in our parish every Saturday, starting October 7, 1-4 PM at the Parish Formation Center. This is open to parishioners who wish to serve as volunteer catechists and those who wish to enrich their knowledge of the Catholic faith.  Those interested are requested to enlist at the Parish Office.



To celebrate the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Maria Bambinella), we shall have our Triduum prayers in her honor starting September 5, immediately after our Masses.  On her feast day (September 8), we shall have floral offering to her during our daily Masses.  Let us greet our Blessed Mother on the occasion of her birthday!

Mass for the Sick and Anointing


A monthly Mass for the Sick with Anointing will be held every First Saturday at 9 AM. For the month of August, this will be held on Aug 12. By September onward, this will be held every First Saturday. Sick relatives and friends may be brought to the church for this Mass so they may experience the healing touch and power of the Lord.



The Parish Pastoral Assembly will be convened by the parish priest, Msgr. Melchor David, on Monday,  August 21, 2017, 8 AM- 5PM, at the 3/F of the Parish Formation Center.  The PPA is being convened for the purpose of undertaking evaluation and planning of all parish pastoral programs.  Expected in the assembly are officers/representatives from the various commissions, ministries, mandated organizations, BECs and PPZs, renewal and youth groups, religious communities and other stakeholders of the parish. Twenty slots are being opened for the general parishioners.  Those interested in joining are requested to enlist with our parish secretary.



37th Presbyteral Anniversary


To formally welcome and celebrate the 37th Anniversary of his Presbyteral Ordination, Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish invites everyone to the Solemn Thanksgiving Mass of Rev. Msgr. Melchor David, PC on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM. 

Let us thank God for the gift of priesthood He has bestowed on our new parish priest.  Deo gratias!

Hands in Prayer




Almighty God, You who called the universe into being, You who formed our inmost being and called us to be your people:

We give you thanks for your constant presence. Through seasons of constancy and even change, you are with us – calling us into deeper waters, calling us together in your spirit of unity, calling us out of ourselves into the world to serve others.

Grant that our pastor Fr Francis, now being called into new waters, might hold fast to your unending love and mercy. May his new parish that will receive him be a community of mercy and grace. Keep Fr Francis safe from all harm and give him the blessings of good health and the joy of living out his ministry. Grant him the fidelity to consecrated celibacy.

Grant Msgr Mel, our incoming pastor, the grace to shepherd us as a Good Shepherd. Give him the grace of discernment, the grace of prudence and wise judgment that he may carry out his role as father and counselor to us.

May we who undergo change hold fast to the promise that your mission is bigger than any of our plans. Grant that such a promise would bring both comfort and discomfort – comfort in a season of change and discomfort as it drives us all to love and serve you and each other more.

Strengthen us to be your Church in all times and seasons of life – a community where all are truly welcomed and embraced in your love; a community which finds ways where you are active among us and calling us to join in your saving work ; a community where the story of your love and grace and mercy are embodied.

We offer our prayers through the intercession of Mary, our Mother of Good Counsel. Amen.


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