Mass / Liturgy Schedule

Saturday:
4:30 p.m.  English

Sunday:
8 a.m. English 
10 a.m. English
1 p.m. Español

Monday: 8 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion Service                       

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

& Friday: 8 a.m. Mass in Church

Jueves:  6 p.m. Misa en la Iglesia                                         
Wednesday:
8:20 a.m. School Mass in Church (When School is in session)

Sacrament of Penance/Confesiones:
Saturday: 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in Church

Rosary in English:
4 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday in Church

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Thursday in Church                     8:30a.m.-6 p.m.

Adoración al Santísimo:
Todos los Jueves en la Iglesia                     8:30a.m.-6 p.m.

 

 

Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

620 Fifth St

Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: 630-851-1100      Fax: 630-851-4069

E-mail: OLGCchurch@aol.com

 

 

Fr. Timothy P. Mulcahey

             Parochial Administrator

 

 

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.                    

 

 

 

 

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please, pray for those affected by the School shooting in Parkland

Por favor, oremos por todas las personas afectadas por el ataque a la escuela en Parkland.

 

Friday Stations of the Cross

February 23                                2:15 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

March 2, 9, 16 & 23                    2:15 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

 

Viacrucis los viernes

23 de febrero                              2:15 p.m. y 5:30 p.m.

2, 9, 16 y 23 Marzo                       2:15 p.m. y 5:30 p.m.

 

 

FISH FRY DINNER

Come join us for delicious fish

every Friday, Feb 16 –March 23

from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

in the OLGC School Gym

 

The price for a fish dinner is $8.00, and includes:

Choice of fried or baked fish

Choice of French fries or garlic mashed potatoes

Cole Slaw

Lemonade or water

Coffee

 

The price for the macaroni and cheese dinner is $5.00, and includes:

Macaroni and cheese

Green beans or cole slaw

Lemonade or water 

Desserts, soda and Gatorade are sold separately.

 

CENA DE PESCADO

 Ven a cenar un delicioso pescado

cada viernes, de feb. 16 al 23 de marzo

de 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

 en el Gimnasio de la escuela

              

El costo de la cena es $8.00 e incluye:

Elección de pescado frito o al horno

Papas a la francesa o puré de papas con ajo

Ensalada de col

Limonada o agua

Café

                                    

Costo por la cena de macarrones con queso es $5.00 e incluye:

Macarrones o ensalada de col

Ejotes o ensalada de col

Limonada o agua

Se vende por separado postres, refrescos y gatorade.

 

 

Confirmed  in Christ

Congratulations to OLGC 2018 Confirmandi       

Bishop David Malloy conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation to 96 young  men and  women last Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Congratulations to our newly Confirmed, their families, sponsors, and all who guided their formation and journey with them in faith.

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

Contribution statements for 2017 have been mailed out for all registered parishioners who use envelopes or online giving.

The statement will include any Sunday Envelope Contributions, Holiday, and Special Collections (Holy Days, Energy, Mass Intentions, and Flowers etc). 

Please note that for any contributions that are diocesan related (Diocesan Stewardship, International, National, Mission Appeals etc.) you will be mailed a separate statement directly from the diocese to your home. 

Thank you for your continued support of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

 

INFORMACIÓN DE SU CONTRIBUCION ANUAL

Información de su donación a la iglesia 2017, fueron enviadas por correo. Todos los feligreses registrados que usaron sus sobres o hicieron su donación en línea. 

La declaración incluirá solamente las contribuciones de los sobres del domingo y las colectas especiales como los (días santos, electricidad, intenciones de misas y flores, etc.). 

Si usted dio una donación a la diócesis como a (las colectas diocesanas, Internacional, Nacional, para las Misiones, etc.) usted recibirá otra carta por separado de su donación. 

Gracias por su continuo apoyo a la iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lent Day 5

Marcos 1:12-15

Friends, we have come to the great and holy season of Lent. Lent is, by its nature, a desert time, a time of simplicity, purification, and asceticism. We notice today in Mark’s account of the temptation that the Spirit himself led Jesus into the desert.

In so many of the great figures of salvation history—Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, David—a period of testing is required before they can commence their work. We see the same thing in the initiation rituals of tribal peoples as well—and you can see it in Luke Skywalker’s initiation in Star Wars.

The desert represents a stripping away so as to make the fundamental things appear. In the desert, there are no distractions or diversions or secondary matters. Everything is basic, necessary, simple. One survives or one doesn’t.

One discovers in the desert strengths and weaknesses he didn’t know he had. It is like the purifying of a metal in fire. Now, Jesus didn’t have sin to deal with, but in his humanity, he knew temptation. Before we’re ready to resume our work, we have to go with him into the wilderness.


 


 

 

 

 

 

Domingo, 18 de febrero de 2018

Cuaresma Día 5

Marcos 1:12-15

Amigos, hemos llegado al gran y santo tiempo de la Cuaresma. La Cuaresma es, por su naturaleza, un tiempo en el desierto, un tiempo de simplicidad, purificación y ascetismo. En el relato de Marcos de hoy sobre la tentación vemos que es el Espíritu mismo quien lleva a Jesús al desierto.

Muchas de las grandes figuras en la historia de la salvación, como Abraham, Jacob, José, Moisés, Isaías, Jeremías, David, etc., han atravesado por un período de prueba antes de poder comenzar sus obras. También vemos lo mismo en los rituales de iniciación de los pueblos primitivos, como también puedes verlo en la iniciación de Luke Skywalker en Star Wars.

El desierto representa un despojarse de cosas para hacer que lo fundamental aparezca. En el desierto, no hay distracciones o diversiones o asuntos secundarios. Todo es básico, necesario, simple. Se sobrevive al desierto o no se sobrevive.


En el desierto se descubren fortalezas y debilidades que no sabíamos que poseíamos. Es como purificar un metal al fuego. Ahora bien, Jesús no tenía pecado con que lidiar, pero, en su humanidad, conocía la tentación. Antes de estar listos para seguir con nuestra tarea, debemos ir con Él al desierto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's the link for Englins & Spanish:
 
http://faithforwardaurora.org

 

 

 

 

Oprima abajo el enlace para ingles o español:
 
http://faithforwardaurora.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that Our Lady of Good Counsel Church has a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it easier for people to find and support us?

Our Lady of Good Counsel’s unique link is:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2202889


What does our unique link do?
When customers click on our organization's unique link, they skip the process to search for a charity to support among over 1 million eligible charities. Instead, they're taken tosmile.amazon.com and are automatically asked if they want to support Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Do you have to click on my charity's AmazonSmile link every time you shop?
No. Once customers select Our Lady of Good Counsel, we will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases, regardless of whether you use our unique AmazonSmile link to return to the site. However, we ask that you bookmark and use your link so you don't accidentally shop at www.amazon.com instead ofsmile.amazon.com. Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations.

If you have any questions about this program please call the parish office.

 

 

 

ROCKFORD DIOCESE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vocation Corner

Priesthood or….?
So often when conversing with young men about their Vocation in life, they will say something to the effect of, “Yea, I am thinking about being a priest or a youth minister, or an engineer, or something else.” The problem with this sentence is that it suggests that priesthood is just another job…but it’s not. The Priesthood is one of the three Vocations, the other two being Holy Matrimony and Religious Life. To restate that sentence, it ought to say: “Yea, I am thinking about being a priest or a husband or a religious brother.” The same can be said for women and religious life and marriage. What you “do” with your life (aka: your job) will come naturally only after you discern why the Lord has created you; your Vocation. Think about a family planning a vacation (sounds nice in the dead of winter), what is the first thing they discuss? The first thing discussed is the location of their vacation. All the details can be filled in at a later time: hotels, restaurants, day trips, etc. Each of these are dependent upon where the family vacations. Some will say that if you become a priest or religious then all your hopes and dreams go out the window. Yet if you ask priests or religious you would find that in the majority of cases, God uses those gifts and talents that He has given you even in the priesthood or religious life. God has given you those for a reason and He will not leave you abandoned with them, rather He will use them in whichever Vocation He has called you.

Fr. Sean Grismer

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

601 Talma St. Aurora, IL 60505

Phone 630-851-4400    Fax 630-851-8220

www.olgcschoolaurora.org

        

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISER

FISH FRY DINNER

Come join us for delicious fish

every Friday, Feb 16 –March 23

from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

in the OLGC School Gym

 

The price for a fish dinner is $8.00, and includes:

Choice of fried or baked fish

Choice of French fries or garlic mashed potatoes

Cole Slaw

Lemonade or water

Coffee

 

The price for the macaroni and cheese dinner is $5.00, and includes:

Macaroni and cheese

Green beans or cole slaw

Lemonade or water 

Desserts, soda and Gatorade are sold separately.

 

CENA DE PESCADO

 Ven a cenar un delicioso pescado

cada viernes, de feb. 16 al 23 de marzo

de 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

 en el Gimnasio de la escuela

              

El costo de la cena es $8.00 e incluye:

Elección de pescado frito o al horno

Papas a la francesa o puré de papas con ajo

Ensalada de col

Limonada o agua

Café

                                    

Costo por la cena de macarrones con queso es $5.00 e incluye:

Macarrones o ensalada de col

Ejotes o ensalada de col

Limonada o agua

Se vende por separado postres, refrescos y gatorade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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