Saturday, September 22, 2007

Black Gold Festival

Greetings from Hazard and the Black Gold Festival!

This morning a former parishioner came up to see the renovated church. He was back in town to enjoy the Black Gold. He said going to this festival is like a family reunion; you get to see everyone you know. Even Fr. Mike Chowning, OFM, who is on sabbatical, came in for a visit. The festival is fun and helps to build community. Of course, the fringe benefit is that you get to eat funnel cakes ... and with all the visitors in town, we'll have a few extra people at Mass on Sunday.

Hope you are enoying the fall weather and activities.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Welcome to Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Community Blog. Mother of Good Counsel is a Catholic Community located in Hazard, KY. The parish covers three counties - Knott, Leslie, and Perry (1006 sq. mi.) in the heartland of the Appalachian coal mining region. We are a diverse community comprising native Appalachian people, people from outside the region, and many from other countries and cultures, such as Germany, Hungry, South America, Phillipines, and India. We hope that you will find the information helpful and informative. Should you come to this area, we hope that you will join us at our Sunday or weekday Eucharists.

Peace and All Good.
Fr. Mike