This page was last updated August 3, 2020
Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church located in historic Secretary, Maryland. Founded in 1891, our congregation of 351 families has a broad mix of parents, children, seniors, singles and teenagers. Come share our church, our faith and our friendship. Sing with us as we give praise to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Join us as we discover the mysteries of God.
Jesus said, "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?" Mark 8:36.
We hope you enjoy our website. Be sure to explore the links to our favorite catholic websites which offer devotionals, catholic answers, support and merchandise. But most of all, we look forward to seeing you in church. We hope to see you soon
Please Continue to Support Our Parish
Click "Donate" to be taken to the Diocese website where you may fill out a short form and choose to direct your donation to Our Lady of Good Counsel. Thank you for your support!
Mass will be held in the Church Hall:
Saturday - 5pm
Sunday - 10:30am
No daily Mass
Mask is required -- Please bring your own hand sanitizer
Until further notice, there will be no Sign of Peace, music, singing or gathering before or after Mass. Parishioners will have social distance seating. No Communion Wine will be offered and the Host will be placed in recepients hand (not tongue). The offertory will not be collected during Mass but rather deposited in the back of the church hall. Please do not attend Mass if you are sick.
Regardles of the temporary changes, Christ Jesus remains! Join Us!
Registration for Religious Education at Our Lady of Good Counsel will be
August 12th and 13th at the Church Hall from 7pm - 8pm
Parents have the option to home school the religious curriculum or have their children attend in person but it is important to register regardless. Parents of children new to our program should bring Baptismal Certificate. Cost is $45 or $65 for family.
Religious Education Registration