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  • About Our Parish

    Our Lady of Good Counsel is a parish church and school founded in 1898 by the Augustinian friars. The original building, which stands today as the school, was dedicated in 1899. Our current church was dedicated in 1968 and is famous for its architecture; the design took second prize in 1964’s Liturgical Week Architectural Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri, received an Architectural Award of Merit from The Liturgical Arts Guild of Southern New Jersey, and tied for first place in the 7th Annual Building Competition sponsored by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
    There are approximately 1500 families registered with the parish. Geographically we are located in Tompkinsville, but our community spans a broad spectrum of social, ethnic, and economic strata, representative of the population of Staten Island’s North Shore, with outreach and support programs that impact both the Island as a whole and off-Island as well.


    Sharing Christ will begin in the month of September. In the meantime we are beginning a Faith Sharing Scripture Study Program. We will be discussing the Scripture Reading for the coming Sunday. The hope is that we will be better prepared for the liturgy. This is open to all participants of Discovering & Sharing Christ & all parishioners who are interested. We begin Tuesday May 16, in the school auditorium and continue through June 20 @ 7:30 pm.   Refreshments will be served. Signup sheet in the back of the Church or call the parish office and someone will get back to you.
  • Loss & Grief Support Group 

    In the beautiful words of the Servant Song: “We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.” To that end, a Loss & Grief Support Group has formed in our parish. 

    Click here for more information.

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