The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and faith in the Holy Trinity.  Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church. It is the first of three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church.

   Baptisms are held by appointment only.
Contact the rectory at 410-943-4300.

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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 and information about our Parish.  We look forward to seeing you at Mass.