Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst women and blessed is the Fruit of Your Womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death!

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Welcome to Our Parish


Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Lawrence and Methuen! Please make yourself at home with us and let us know if we can do anything for you!


Our Forty-Fives card tournament and fundraiser will take place on Friday, October 20 starting at 6:00 PM. Registration is now open! Click here for information. Beginners and experienced players are all welcome!

We will have a new website soon! While our Internet address isn't changing, our site will have a new look and will be available in both English and Spanish. It will be organized a little differently and will receive a lot of new content in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Low-gluten hosts are now available during and after any Mass at St. Theresa and St. Augustine! These hosts are valid for Catholic celebrations of the Eucharist, because they are made from only wheat and water. However, they contain just a tiny fraction of the gluten that's in regular Communion hosts. (They are less than 0.002% gluten.) Please let the priest know before Mass if you need to receive a low-gluten host or the Precious Blood instead of the usual host.


We are actively developing a complete planning guide for funerals and memorial Masses for the Dead. You can find this under the heading "Parish Life". Please have a look! We also plan to provide more information about Baptism, Marriage, and other Sacraments soon.


Don't miss out! If you haven't already done so, please register your children for our faith formation program and for sacramental preparation! And if you're an older child or adult who hasn't yet been baptized or confirmed, we want to help you with that, too! Please call or e-mail our office to learn more and make arrangements.


Click here to see the 2023 Religious Education Prayer Book 

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



Special Video Presentation
Mary's Holy Journey
A 90 Minute Celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation of Mary to the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven
Click here to watch a recording of the program

Click here to read a special announcement about the future of
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish!





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



Click here to donate to the Cathoic Appeal


Check out this new video tour of Lawrence Catholic Academy!


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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 stream and recordings of Mass

Our Mass & Confession Schedule

Daily Mass
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM
at St. Theresa Church

(9:30 AM on major holidays)

Weekend Masses
4:00 pm at St. Theresa
8:00 am at St. Theresa
10:30 am at St. Augustine
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish has two worship sites. The 10:30 Sunday Mass and most holy day vigil Masses are celebrated at St. Augustine, 128 Ames Street in Lawrence.  All other Sunday and weekday Masses are celebrated at St. Theresa, 22 Plymouth Street in Methuen.

2:30 - 3:30 PM on Saturdays or by appointment/request. Please don't hesitate to ask for Confession whenever you need it!

Holy Day Masses (weekdays)
Announced as needed. Typically, we will offer a 7:00 PM vigil Mass at St. Augustine the night before and 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM Masses at St. Theresa on the day. Christmas Masses are scheduled differently and include a midnight Mass at St. Augustine.


Electronic giving is a great way to contribute to your parish even when you are away for the weekend. Click HERE for more information and HERE to sign up for our Online Giving Program. Thank you so much for your generous support!

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!


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