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A Divine Encounter

It is no secret my journey in faith has not been an easy one. After pretty much leaving the faith, I was left searching the world and never found fulfillment. Each time I thought I found happiness, I was left more disappointed than the last time. I was running out of options and did not…

The Choice is Yours

At one point or another, every young adult experiences a time of dreadful uncertainty, or what I like to call a mid-college crisis. Questions of doubt plague you constantly: Did I choose the right major? What if I don’t pick the right vocation? Is this what I’m supposed to be doing with my life? As…

Fr. Long’s Tips to Discerning a Vocation

This list is by no means exclusive, but it can capture for you a “discerning outlook.” The basic rule is this: drive the car. God will steer, but He can’t steer if you’re parked. Don’t just stand there, do something!   (The top three are the most essential.)   1.) Regular Prayer before the Most…

Mercy Week Mission

Mercy Week Mission A Reflection by Gunnar Goodwin I’ve never done anything exciting for spring break. Although I’ve always wanted to, I’ve never gotten around to planning a trip. Well, this year was no different. I had no plans for Spring break. Meanwhile, some of my friends were encouraging me to go to the Mercy…

Wiping the Face of Jesus in our Midst

Recently, I had the opportunity to help a friend of mine who has been on a long journey. He had a painful blister on his foot and he was taking a rest. He was sitting alone on the side of the hill and I could see the pain in his face. I saw his suffering…

Women of the Bible

When we think of the Bible, at least when I do, I call to mind Jesus’ interactions being primarily with men. I mean, Jesus’s twelve disciples were all men. This is a something that I just accepted for a while and never chose to put much thought into it. However, through Lenten journaling and my…

Stepping Up Your Social Media Game for the Sake of the Kingdom

If you know me, then you know how passionate I am about social media. Pictures, stories, captions, and live videos enable us to share with each other moments that showcase who we are and provide a platform for us to engage with the world. I tend to think of it as the new “public square,”…

The Message

“Pray Like A Saint” Series: Be Filled

“Glorified with Him” Series: In the End, It Leads to Glory

“These Three Remain” Series: The Greatest of These Is Love

Sunday Message on the Gospel- Second Sunday of Easter

While we are unable to meet for Sunday liturgies, Fr. Long will share a reflection on the Gospel each week. Please know of our prayers and support going forward. Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual…