Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
620 Fifth St
Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: +1 (630) 851-1100    Fax: +1 (630) 851-4069

E-mail: olgc-aurora@RockfordDiocese.org

 


Fr. Timothy P. Mulcahey

Pastor

Welcome New Parishioners!

Through Baptism we become God’s children and brothers and sisters  of one another and with Christ. Through registration we become members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church parish family of faith. We always welcome new members and hope that you will find our parish family a place where your faith will be nourished. We ask that you visit our parish office to fill out a registration form as soon as possible. As a parish family, we are committed to share our goods, talents and faith with one another.       


 


 


 



Part Time Secretary/ Receptionist

Our Lady of Good Counsel is seeking a part-time (approx. 24 hrs/wk) secretary/receptionist for the parish office.

Must be a practicing Catholic with experience working in an office environment.

Professional phone skills are necessary. A familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher and an ability to learn Parish Data Systems software is required.

Bilingual preferred.

If interested please email resume to Fr. Timothy at fr.t.mulcahey@gmail.com

 

Secretaria / Recepcionista de medio de tiempo

 La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, esta buscando una secretaria/recepcionista de medio tiempo (aprox. 24 horas  para la  oficina parroquial.

 Debe ser católica practicante con experiencia de trabajo en oficina.

 Es necesario ser profesional en el teléfono. Estar familiarizada con Microsoft Word, Excel y Publisher y tener la capacidad para aprender el sistema de datos de la parroquia.

 De preferencia Bilingüe

 Por favor mandar su currículum al Padre Timothy a

fr.t.mulcahey@gmail.com


Pope Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy is currently enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.

Returning families are asked to complete and return the registration paperwork along with the $150.00 family registration fee to secure the registration. New families are asked to contact the office to schedule an appointment for registration at either campus.

South Campus is located at 601 Talma St., Aurora, 60505. To schedule an appointment at the South Campus, please contact Ms. Norma Heredia at 630-851-4400 or via email at: nheredia@jp2aurora.org.

North Campus is located at 706 High St., Aurora, 60505. To schedule an appointment at the North Campus, please contact Ms. Theresa Garcia at 630-844-3781 or via email at: tgarcia@jp2aurora.org.

 

La Academia Católica Papa San Juan Pablo II está inscribiendo actualmente para el año escolar 2019-2020.

Familias que regresan se les pide que rellenen y envíen la documentación de registro junto con la cuota de inscripción familiar  de $150.00 para asegurar el registro. Se les pide a las nuevas familias que se comuniquen con la oficina para programar una cita para registrarse en cualquiera de las localizaciones.

 El edificio sur está ubicado en 601 Talma St., Aurora, 60505. Para programar una cita en el edificio sur, comuníquese con la Sra. Norma Heredia al 630-851-4400 o por correo electrónico a: nheredia@jp2aurora.org.

 El edificio norte está ubicado en 706 High St., Aurora, 60505. Para programar una cita en el edificio norte, comuníquese con la Sra. Theresa García al 630-844-3781 o por correo electrónico a: tgarcia@jp2aurora.org.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Second Week of Lent

Luke 16:19-31

Friends, today’s Gospel focuses on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man “dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day,” while lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, “who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. ”

God is not pleased with this kind of economic inequality, and he burns with a passion to set things right. This theme came roaring up out of the Bible and into the Christian tradition, and it echoes up and down the centuries. Even though it makes us uncomfortable—and God knows it does, especially those of us who live in the most affluent society in the world—we can’t avoid it because it’s everywhere in the Bible.

St. Thomas Aquinas says that we must distinguish between ownership and use of private property. We have a right to ownership through our hard work, through our inheritance. Fair enough. But with regard to the use of those things—how we use them, why we use them—then, says Thomas, we must always be concerned first for the common good and not our own. This especially includes Lazarus at our gate: those who are suffering and most in need.

Reflect: How do you understand the “common good”? How do you use your personal property for that good?

Jueves, 21 de marzo de 2019

Segunda Semana de Cuaresma

Lucas 16,19-31

Amigos, el Evangelio de hoy es sobre la parábola del hombre rico y Lázaro. Había un hombre rico “vestido de púrpura y lino finísimo, y cada día hacía espléndidos banquetes”, mientras en la puerta de su casa yacía un pobre hombre llamado Lázaro, “que ansiaba saciarse con lo que caía de la mesa del hombre rico”.

A Dios no le satisface este tipo de desigualdad económica, y lo consume la pasión por arreglar las cosas. Este tema aparece en la Biblia y en la tradición cristiana, y se repite a lo largo de los siglos. A pesar de que nos hace sentir incómodos—y Dios sabe que así es, especialmente para aquellos de nosotros que vivimos en la sociedad más próspera del mundo—no podemos evitarlo porque está en todas partes de la Biblia.

Santo Tomás de Aquino dice que debemos distinguir entre el ser propietario y el uso de la propiedad privada. Tenemos derecho a ser propietarios, a través de nuestro arduo trabajo, a través de nuestra herencia. Eso es justo. Pero con respecto al uso de las cosas—cómo las usamos, para qué las usamos—entonces, dice Tomás, siempre debemos preocuparnos primero por el bien común y no por el nuestro. Esto incluye especialmente a aquellos como Lázaro que están en nuestra puerta: los que están sufriendo y los que más necesitan.

Reflexionemos: ¿Qué es lo que entiende por “bien común”? ¿Cómo es que usa su propiedad personal para tal propósito?

 

 


     ROCKFORD DIOCESE


Vocation Corner

Asking God for a Promise

The first reading this weekend shows God giving a promise to Abraham, who at the time was named Abram. This was the promise: “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so shall your descendants be.” God gave him a promise, that He (God) will make Abraham’s descendants as numerous as the stars. That seems almost to be too big of a promise. But here we are, descendants of Abraham. Some would object but if you follow the genealogy of Matthew it was from Abraham’s line that Jesus was born and if we are members of His body, then we too can claim to be his descendants. The amazing thing that this passage shows us, besides that, is this: before the hardships in life, God will often, if we listen, give to us a promise. He promises Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars then when Abraham has ONE SON, God asks him to sacrifice that son. Contradictory some would say, but it was a test, not just of Abraham’s faith, but of his accepting of God’s promise. He didn’t arbitrarily trust God- He trusted in the promise that God made to Him. So when we go through lent or go through life or if we are trying to discern our vocation in life and we get overwhelmed by the thought of the pain or difficulty that lies ahead, stop and ask God for a promise. I think it is why so many men and women discerning religious life, know not how hard it is going to be, but God gives them, at the time they are thinking about the Priesthood or Religious Life a little bit of the joy of the life to be lived. It is a simple but profound promise of the goodness of God.

Fr. Sean Grismer

 

 


Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy
601 Talma St.
Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: +1 (630) 851-4400     Fax: +1 (630) 851-8220

www.jp2aurora.org

SCHOOL NEWS AND FUNDRAISER

Pope Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy is currently enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.

Returning families are asked to complete and return the registration paperwork along with the $150.00 family registration fee to secure the registration. New families are asked to contact the office to schedule an appointment for registration at either campus.

South Campus is located at 601 Talma St., Aurora, 60505. To schedule an appointment at the South Campus, please contact Ms. Norma Heredia at 630-851-4400 or via email at: nheredia@jp2aurora.org.

North Campus is located at 706 High St., Aurora, 60505. To schedule an appointment at the North Campus, please contact Ms. Theresa Garcia at 630-844-3781 or via email at: tgarcia@jp2aurora.org.

 

La Academia Católica Papa San Juan Pablo II está inscribiendo actualmente para el año escolar 2019-2020. Familias que regresan se les pide que rellenen y envíen la documentación de registro junto con la cuota de inscripción familiar  de $150.00 para asegurar el registro. Se les pide a las nuevas familias que se comuniquen con la oficina para programar una cita para registrarse en cualquiera de las localizaciones.

 El edificio sur está ubicado en 601 Talma St., Aurora, 60505. Para programar una cita en el edificio sur, comuníquese con la Sra. Norma Heredia al 630-851-4400 o por correo electrónico a: nheredia@jp2aurora.org.

 El edificio norte está ubicado en 706 High St., Aurora, 60505. Para programar una cita en el edificio norte, comuníquese con la Sra. Theresa García al 630-844-3781 o por correo electrónico a: tgarcia@jp2aurora.org.