Edmonton Diocesan Council
The Edmonton Diocesan Council counts approximately 4600 members from 68 councils organized into 9 zones. The Council Executive, responsible for the administration of diocesan duties, is made up of: all Council Presidents, plus the Diocesan Officers, elected and appointed, including Standing Committee Chairpersons. The Diocesan Council includes, in addition, all Zone Chairpersons, plus all Life Members, including Honorary Life Members, in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Hymn 2016
Our Lady of Good Counsel, April 26th
This title honouring Mary appears early in Christian history. In return for financial assistance in renovating the church of St. Mary Major in Rome, Pope Sixtus III granted land to the people of Genazzano, Italy. Eventually, a church was consecrated to Our Lady of Good Counsel was built there and entrusted to the care of the Augustinian Order. Mysteriously, an Albanian icon, Our Lady of Shkodra (Good Counsel), arrived at this church in April 1467. The image depicts Mary and the Christ Child. Numerous healings and miracles have been attributed to the intercession of Our Lady of Good Counsel. She is the patroness of many women's groups, including the Catholic Women's League of Canada. (Living With Christ April 2017 pg. 180)
National Bursary Application Form