The 10:30 Mass will return to St. Augustine Chapel on Sunday, August 15, 2021. It will not be live streamed. We will continue to live stream the 4 Saturday and the 8 Sunday from St. Theresa Church.

Read the daily quote from Pope Francis


Welcome to Our Parish


Live Streaming from the Church!  Click HERE to view the live stream!

Vacation Bible School at OLGC Parish!

July 19-23, 2021

Click here to see the flyer for more information 


Click below to view Cardinal Sean O'Malley's WELCOME HOME message as we mark the lifting of the dispensation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.  

Cick here to watch the video



Cardinal Sean is returning the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass effective the weekend of June 19-20, 2021. 
Click here to read his letter.



Massachusetts has lifted the requirements to wear masks and to maintain social distance.  Use of masks for those not yet vaccinated is encouraged.  Some folks will continue to wear masks at Mass out of need or personal preference, which is fine, however, they are not required.  All other parish functions have returned to normal.  Please be wise about staying home and avoiding contact with others if you have any symptoms of a cold or the flu.

Click here to watch a recording of the Veterans Den Band Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 23, 2021

Click here to view our resource on 
"Praying with the Windows of St. Theresa Church at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish" 

New!  Candle Shrine honoring Our Blessed Mother Mary and Saint Joseph
in sanctuary of St. Theresa Church

View the 2021 Cathoic Appeal Video 


Click here to donate to the Cathoic Appeal


Check out this new video tour of Lawrence Catholic Academy!


Lawrence Catholic Academy is open for in-person instruction!  Click here for information about enrolling in Lawrence Catholic Academy for the 2021-2022 School year, and about options for entering the school this year


Announcing a pilgrimage opportunity for 2022 led by our former Pastor Fr.  Bill Waters, OSA
Journey in the Footsteps of St. Augustine in Italy
with Oberammergau Passion Play
August 4-15, 2022 – 12 Days
Click here for more information


Receive our Weekly Bulletin in your email! Delivered on Saturday! Click here to sign up


NEW!  Praying with the Windows of St. Theresa Church!  A resource to to appreciate and to pray with the stunning windows of St. Theresa's


Click here to learn about the front door of St. Theresa Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.

 Click here for the new Our Lady of Good Counsel Prayer book!

Click here for a copy of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Prayer book in a PDF format that you can save and print out, and please distribute it to our parishioners who do not use the internet! Thanks!

A song for our times and a reminder that God is with us in this time of trial.  Click HERE to listen to Bella Perrotta of Methuen sing "God on the Mountain" written by Tracy Darrt.


Pray the Stations of the Cross on video!  Click HERE to watch

We are a Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Boston (Massachusetts). We are an urban, multi-ethnic, socially, culturally, and educationally diverse faith community.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish serves West Methuen and the Tower Hill neighborhood of Lawrence.  We have two worship sites, St. Theresa Church and St. Augustine Chapel.

We hope you enjoy our website!  Feel free to contact us for more information.  We hope to see you at one of our Masses!


St. Theresa Church

22 Plymouth St.

Methuen Massachusetts






St. Augustine Chapel 

128 Ames St.

Lawrence Massachusetts




Our Parish Mission Statement:   Our Lady of Good Counsel is a diverse multi-cultural parish serving the Catholic community of Methuen and Lawrence.  We are committed to building a community of faith intent upon God, in unity of mind and heart.

We are a family of believers, joined by our Baptism, and nurtured by the Eucharist.  As children of God, we endeavor to bring the love of Christ to all we meet.  We are committed to be the Body of Christ, rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church.  Together we worship and praise our God.  Guided by prayer and the counsel of the Blessed Mother, we minister to the community through faith formation, fellowship, and service.  With diligence, compassion, and love we endeavor to help others come to know and love Jesus.  Empowered by grace, constant in our mission, we strive to be led by the Holy Spirit.  









Click here for our live streaming page.

New!  Click here to view the new flyer for Lawrence Catholic Academy.  LCA provides a quality Catholic education with financial aid available.  Check it out here!

New!  Click here to view the 2021 OLGC Religious Education Program Prayer Book! 

These prayers are written by students and teachers!
Click here to view the Prayer Book





Daily Mass

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM In Person and Live Stream from St. Theresa Church
Weekend Masses
4:00 pm at St. Theresa
8:00 am St. Theresa
10:30 am St. Theresa

By appointment only or before and after Masses at your request.

Holy Day Masses
Will be announced


Electronic giving is a great way to help the parish weather these difficult times. Click HERE for more information, and HERE to sign up for our Online Giving Program.  Thank you!

Click here for a special prayer for this difficult time

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