Mass / Liturgy Schedule

4:30 p.m.  English

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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:
 8 a.m. Mass in Church

Jueves:  6 p.m. Misa en la Iglesia

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                     9a.m.-6 p.m.

Adoración al Santísimo:
Todos los Jueves en la Iglesia                     9a.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




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.                    


In Memoriam: Reverend William P. Collins

Reverend William P. Collins, a priest of our diocese for the past 60 years, died Dec. 31, 2016 at Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, where he was a resident. Father was born on August 17, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Thomas Collins and Katherine Kennedy Collins.

Father Collins was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1956, by The Most Reverend Martin McNamara, Bishop of Joliet, at St. Joseph Church in Aurora.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church Street, Rockford. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 5th at the church with rosary at 7:30 p.m. and visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the Mass. Private interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

He attended Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, then St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein. Father's first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Church, McHenry. His other assignments were as Parochial Vicar at St. Edward Church, Rockford; Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Aurora; Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford; Pastor of St. Wendelin Church, Shannon; Director of the Cursillo Movement; Director of Catholic Information and Counseling; Moderator and Chaplain of the Interracial Council and Catholic Inner-City Ministry; Pastor of Saints Peter & Paul Church, Rockford; Director of the Legion of Mary and all Marian Programs for the Diocese; Pastor of St. Mary Church, Rockford; Pastor of St. Patrick Church, Rockford. Father retired from active ministry in May, 2002.




9 Days for Life 2017

Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 29

9 Days for Life is an annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. Surrounding the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22 (also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade), the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion. However, the novena also highlights many other facets of respecting each other’s God-given dignity, especially by respecting human life at every stage and in every circumstance.

Join together with others and subscribe to receive daily text messages or emails; join the Facebook event or follow the USCCB on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram; download the novena in a printable format; or download the free mobile app.

All options can be accessed at

January 23: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22* (also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade) as a particular day of prayer and penance in Dioceses of the United States of America, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.”

*Because January 22 falls on a Sunday this year, the designated observance for 2017 is Monday, January 23.



9 Días por la Vida 2017

Sábado 21 de enero – Domingo 29 de enero, 2017

9 días por la vida, es un período anual de oración y acción centrado en el don de la vida de cada persona. En torno a la Jornada de oración por la protección jurídica de los niños no nacidos, el 22 de enero (también el aniversario de Roe v. Wade), la intención general de la novena es con el fin evitar el aborto. Sin embargo, la novena también destaca muchas otras facetas de respetar la dignidad dada por Dios, especialmente respetando la vida humana en cada etapa y en cada circunstancia. Únase con otros y suscríbase para recibir mensajes de texto o correos electrónicos diarios; Únase al evento de Facebook o seguir el USCCB en Twitter, Facebook o Instagram; Descargar la novena en un formato imprimible; O descargar la aplicación móvil gratuita. Todas las opciones están disponibles en

23 de enero: Día de Oración por la protección legal de los niños en el vientre materno 

La Ordenación General del Misal Romano (GIRM), 373, designa el 22 de enero *(también el aniversario de Roe vs. Wade) como un día particular de oración y arrepentimiento, llamado “Día de Oración por la protección legal de los niños en el vientre materno”: 

Hay varios recursos en línea para ayudar a observar este día: opciones de lectura para la misa, ayudas para la homilía, intercesiones y otros materiales para la oración a favor de la vida

*Debido a que el 22 de enero cae en un domingo este año, se observará el lunes 23 de enero.  








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:

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 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 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 instead Only purchases made at are eligible for donations.

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








This annual Appeal supports all of our diocesan ministries and programs like these: Help to those in crisis - Protection for the vulnerable - Training lay ministers - Support for retired priests - Sacramental preparation for all ages - Diversity outreach and many other vital ministries in our diocese. Thank you to all who have made a pledge so far! We have a ways to go in order to make our goal. You can make your pledge online by going to Let's all work together to support the good works of the church. May God bless you always!




















PRESCHOOL– 8th. GRADE                    

Call the principal Mrs. Karen Behrns or                    

Norma Heredia at  630-851-4400

for a tour or go to the web-site



Save the Date the

Free Throws with Father

is coming to OLGC School

on January 21, 2017

Noon to 3 p.m.

All (kids and adults) are welcome to test

their free throw skills against

Fr. Timothy & Fr. Yovanny

($2.00 cost per game)

Proceeds to benefit the cafeteria table fund

Kids ages 9 to 14 are eligible to enter the

Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest

for free

Plus Kona Ice will be here!


Sponsored by OLGC Home & School &

the Knights of Columbus







Please join us for our 3 yr old Preschool--8th grade


Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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

in the School Gym

Come see what Our Lady of Good Counsel

has to offer and what makes it such a special place.

tour of the school and information will be available.

Registration information will be available

for the upcomming 2017-2018 school year.








Red Robin Burgers for Better Schools

Join Red Robin’s Royalty program and select Our Lady of Good Counsel School as your school of choice.  Red Robin will donate an amount equal to 1% of your total sales to Our Lady of Good Counsel School.

Go to REDROBIN.COM/BETTER SCHOOLS to help Our Lady of Good Counsel earn free money.


Office Max/Office Depot

When you purchase qualifying supplies from Office Max/ Office Depot, Our Lady of Good Counsel will earn a 5% credit toward free school supplies.  Provide our school code70030107 at time of purchase.

Box Tops for Education

You can help raise money for Our Lady of Good Counsel by saving Box Tops for Education labels from any hundreds of varieties of products. Simply save the Box Tops for Education. Our Lady of Good Counsel

School has contests throughout the year to see which class can collect the most Box Tops for Education.  Watch for contest details in the Wednesday Notes posted on School Speak.  Box Tops for Education are redeemed by Our Lady of Good Counsel School for money.


Tyson Project A+ Program. 

Do you eat Tyson chicken products?  Simply save Tyson Project A+ labels from any one of the varieties of Tyson products and help Our Lady of Good Counsel School earn money.  Yearly contests are held to see which class can collect the most Tyson Project A+’s labels. Contest details are posted in the Wednesday Notes on School Speak.















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