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.       



Parish office hours /Horario de oficina

Monday – Thursday- Lunes – Jueves

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday- Viernes

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2019 Catholic Woman of Inspiration Dinner

 Conchita Aguirre

has been chosen to represent

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at the

 Annual Catholic Woman of Inspiration Dinner

Sunday, August 25

Pipers Banquets (1295 Butterfield Rd, Aurora)

4 pm – Cash Bar / 5 pm – Dinner

Cost is $ 30 – adult / $15 – Children (10 and under)

NO tickets sold at the door

Tickets are available in the parish office.


Cena para honrar a la Mujer Católica de Inspiración 2019

 Conchita Aguirre

  fue elegida para que represente a la Iglesia de           Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo en la

 Cena Anual de la Mujer Católica de Inspiración

 Domingo 25 de agosto

Pipers Banquets (1295 Butterfield Rd, Aurora)

4 pm – Bar efectivo / 5 pm – Cena

 Costo $30 – Adultos /$15 -Niños (menores de 10 años)

No se venderán boletos el día del evento.

 Pueden adquirir sus boletos en 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.

2019-2020 Religious Education Registration

Classes start Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Registrations on:

Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 11 am-3 pm in St. Francis Center

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 5 pm- 8 pm in St. Francis Center

Fees for Books, Materials and Sacramental fee are due  at the time of registration.


Copy of your child’s baptism certificate

$ 130 for registration per family

$ 40 for books and materials for each child.

For further information call Julieta Jacobo at 630-851-

1100 ext. 23.



Las clases empiezan el 8 de septiembre

Domingo 18 de agosto – 11 am – 3 pm en el Centro de St. Francis.

Miercoles 28 de agosto 5 pm – 8 p.m. en el Centro de St. Francis

 Las cuotas de libros, materiales y sacramentos, deben pagarse al momento de la inscripción.


Copia del certificado de bautizo

Costo por la registración por familia $130

$ 40 por cada niño para libro y material

 Llame a Julieta Jacobo 630-851-1100 ext. 23.

10th OLGC Unity of Community Festival

Sunday, September 22, 2019


$5.00 per ticket

1st Prize – $1,000  &  2nd-6th Prize – $100 each

 $100 Awarded to Top Seller

Tickets available in the parish office or in the vestibule of the Church. For further information please call Mrs. Letty Herrera at 630-363-2019 or Mrs. Lorena Montes at 630-809-6122.


10º Festival de Unidad de la Comunidad de OLGC

Domingo, 22 de septiembre, 2019


$5.00 por boleto

 1er. Premio – $1,000 y   Del 2º al 6º Premio – $100 cada uno

 Venda mas boletos y recibirá $100

 Compre sus boletos en la iglesia o en el vestíbulo de la iglesia. Tienen preguntas llamar a la Sra. Letty Herrera al 630-363-2019 o Sra. Lorena Montes al 630-809-6122


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Knight of Columbus Fundraiser

Chops 4 Charity

after 4:30 pm Mass in School Gym.


RESERVE EL DIA: Sabado, 24 de agosto, 2019

Cena de Chuletas de Puerco

después de la misa de 4:30 pm en el gimnasio de la escuela




Couples celebrating the milestone wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 55, 60, and 65 or more years of marriage in 2019 are invited to a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Malloy at St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, August 18th at 2:30 PM. A cake and punch reception will immediately follow. Are you celebrating a special milestone? The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by phone (815) 399-4300 or online at www.rockforddiocese.org/anniversary by August 5th. Commemorative certificates to mark this special occasion will be available for those who pre-register for this event.


MISA DE ANIVERSARIOS DE BODA DE PLATA Y ORO: Las parejas que en 2019 celebran aniversarios de boda de 25, 50, 55, 60, 65 o más años, están invitadas a una misa especial que el obispo David J. Malloy presidirá en honor a ellos, en la parroquia Santa María en Huntley, Illinois; el domingo 18 de agosto a las 2:30 p.m. Después de la misa habrá una recepción con pastel y ponche. ¿Estás celebrando este hito especial? La Oficina de la Vida y Evangelización de la Familia te invita a inscribirte hasta el 5 de agosto en el  (815) 399-4300 o en línea www.rockforddiocese.org/aniversario. Pre regístrate  para recibir tu certificado conmemorativo de esta ocasión especial.





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



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?



La Academia Católica del Papa San Juan Pablo II


 La Academia Católica del Papa San Juan Pablo II está aceptando inscripciones para el año escolar 2019-2020. Ofrecemos PreK3 y PreK4 de día  completo o de medio día, Kindergarten de día completo y Grados 1 – 8. Esperamos conocerlos muy pronto.

Campus Norte: 706 High Street, Aurora, 60505   Teléfono 630-844-3781

Campus Sur:   601 Talma Street, Aurora, 60505    Teléfono 630-851-4400.

Que opinan nuestros alumnos sobre la escuela?

“I love JP2 because of technology class. The activity that I enjoyed was coding because I had never learned about that before. We also have projects about computers. My partner and I picked a subject. We chose IP addresses. We explained what an IP address is and the history about IP addresses. We also talked about how dangerous it is to share your IP address and how hackers can ruin whatever someone is working on. I really enjoyed technology class.” -7th Grader, North Campus

“I love JP2 because the teachers and staff are really considerate and are always there to listen. Even though they get the respect of being teachers, it’s fun to have conversations to break those barriers down.” -8th Grader, South Campus

We are now accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year!

Please contact Mrs. Rizo at the South Campus, 630-851-4400 or

Mrs. Gusman at the North Campus, 630-844-3781.