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


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.       





Who: Children ages 4 to 8

When: 10 am Sunday Mass

Where: St. Francis Center  (children will be called during Mass)

On Sundays, during the 10 am Mass (English) &  1 pm Mass (Spanish), children between the ages of  4 to 8 can enjoy a young person’s version of what we do as adults. The priest will invite the kids to meet the volunteer  at the  front of the sanctuary, who will lead them to St. Francis Center. They will facilitate the Liturgy of the Word for the students, and then everyone will return to enjoy the rest of Mass with their families.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday! Interested in being a volunteer? Please contact Sister Joan at 630-851-0206 for more information.



Para: Niños de 4 y 8  años edad

Cuando: Durante las misas de 10 am (ingles) y

               1 pm (español)

Donde: Centro de St. Francis  (Los niños serán llamados durante la misa)

Las domingos, durante las misas de 10 am (ingles) y 1 pm (español) para los niños entre 4 y 8 años de edad puedan escuchar la liturgia apta para los niños. El sacerdote invitara a los niños que pasen al frente de altar donde el voluntario los llevara al Centro de St. Francis donde les facilitaran la liturgia de la palabra para los niños, y luego todos regresara para terminar de escuchar la sagrada misa con sus familias.

¡Esperamos verlos el domingo!  ¿Le gustaría ser voluntario? Para tener mas información contacte a la Sra. Lorena Montes 630-809-6122.












Congratulations to Concepcion Aguirre

 Our Lady of Good Counsel

Catholic Woman of Inspiration  2019.

She is pictured receiving her award by Bishop David Malloy

and Fr.  Timothy Mulcahey.

courtesy photo provided by The Observer



Dates to Remember:

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – First Reconciliation in Spanish  – 10 am in Church. 

Saturday, December 14, 2019 – First Reconciliation in English – 10 am in Church.

Have any questions? Please contact Julieta Jacobo, at 630-851-1100 ext. 14

Office hours:

Monday from 10 am – 2 pm,

Tuesday – Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm

Friday from 9 am – 12 pm noon.


Recuerden estas fechas:

Sábado, 7 de diciembre, 2019 – Primera reconciliación en español – 10 am en la Iglesia 

Sábado, 14 de diciembre, 2019 – Primera reconciliación en ingles—10 am en la Iglesia

Horas de oficina de la Educación Religiosa son:

Lunes -10 am -2 pm;

Martes – Jueves de 9 am – 4 pm

Viernes de 9 am – 12 mediodía.


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Are you an adult who would like to know more about the Catholic faith? 

Do you need to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist?

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) preparation sessions begin the week of September 8, 2019.

The English class meets on Sundays at 11:15 AM in the basement of the parish center

(side entrance of the convent building behind the church). Please stop by if you’re interested.

A Spanish class can also be made available if you prefer.

For more information please contact us:

English: Matt Kruszewski, amkrusz@yahoo.com, 630-660-7641.
Spanish: Alma Velazquez, almalola@aol.com, 630-788-4428.


 RICA (Rito Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos)

 ¿Le hace falta algún sacramento, bautismo, confirmación y primera comunión?

Si usted es mayor de 18 años y aun no ha recibido estos sacramentos. Regístrese al programa RICA.

Las clases de preparación comienzan la semana del 8 de septiembre de 2019.

 En inglés son los domingos a las 11:15AM en el sótano del centro parroquial

(entrada lateral del edificio del convento detrás de la iglesia). Contactar:

Matt Kruszewski 630-660-7641 o amkrusz@yahoo.com  

Clases en español están disponibles. Para información contactar

Alma Velázquez, almalola@aol.com, 630-788-4428 o a la oficina de la parroquia.




Fr. Timothy received a check for $1,112.00 from Knights of Columbus Council 14929 on July 7, 2019.

This donation goes towards our Church Improvement.


Vocation Corner

He is pleased to give you the kingdom

“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom.”

This passage from Sunday’s Gospel rocked my world back in 2012. I was on a three day silent retreat and the Bible in my room was open to this passage, so I figured I would just sit with it. Over those three days, the Lord started to take the scales from my eyes and reveal to me the incredible love God has for me. This passage pierced through all of my fears and anxieties. It got to the very root of my understanding of God’s goodness. Because there were often times in my life that I could speak about God’s goodness in a general way or as it applied to other people’s lives, but I rarely felt that God’s goodness was something that was directed towards me. This is where the passage quoted above started to shift my understanding. It is not that God simply loves me and is good. But rather He is PLEASED to give me the kingdom! He wants to give me the kingdom. He can’t wait to give me the kingdom. There is nothing I can do to earn the kingdom. Sometimes we complicate it. Sometimes we disbelieve it and think I have to work for it. Sometimes life comes crashing down on us or our circumstances always seem to point the other way, so we resign that “God is good” but not to me. This passage brings all those walls to the ground! He delights to give you the gift of the kingdom. And when we start to accept this, when we start to delight in Him delighting in us, then we no longer become afraid to give Him our yes. Then, we are no longer afraid to walk where He calls us because He is the GOOD SHEPHERD and we are indeed His little flock.

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



What our student’s are saying about our school,

“I love Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy because recess is so much fun. I just relax my head and play. Then I go to my next class and can learn more.” -3rd Grader, South Campus

“I love Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy because I love Tynker coding in technology class. I learned something new!” -1st Grader, North Campus

If you would like to see more pictures, please visit our Facebook page @PSJPIIAuroraIL

Our Tynker coding program was purchased by our Home and School Association. If you would like to join Home and School our next meeting is Monday, December 9th, 6:30p.m. at the South Campus. Come and join us, all are welcome.


Pope Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy

Pope Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.

We offer full or half day PreK3 and PreK4, full day Kindergarten, and Grades 1 – 8.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

North Campus: 706 High Street, Aurora, 60505,   Phone 630-844-3781

South Campus: 601 Talma Street, Aurora, 60505, Phone 630-851-4400

What our student’s are saying about our school,