After the birth of our son Doug, we moved from center city to Gladwyne. Our parish church was St. John Vianney. After worshiping for a time at St. John Vianney, we realized this was not the parish where we thought Doug would learn to understand and appreciate the Catholic religion. I was troubled because when I was growing up you could only belong to the parish church according to where you lived. Knowing I wanted Doug raised in the Catholic faith, I went to see Father Jim Martinez, O.S.A., at Our Mother of Good Counsel. After explaining our problem, he welcomed Steve, Doug and I to Our Mother of Good Counsel parish. Because of Fr. Jim, Doug was raised in the Catholic faith.

Needless to say, Fr. Jim truly teaches and lives the Catholic faith.

—Mary Ann Phillips