Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
620 Fifth St
Aurora, IL 60505
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.
Holy Week / Semana Santa & Easter Triduum Tridua Pascual
En - English / Es - Español
Holy Thursday, March 29
Lord’s Supper Mass, 7:00 PM (Bilingual)
~ No 8:00 AM Mass, adoration, Rosary or 6:00 PM Spanish Mass
Good Friday, March 30
Way of the Cross, 10:00 AM, City-wide from Sacred Heart Church to St. Nicholas Church (Es)
Liturgy of the Passion, 1:00 PM (En)
Liturgy of the Passion, 5:00 PM (Es)
Veneration & Station of the Cross, 7:30 PM (En)
Holy Saturday, March 31
Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00 PM (Bilingual)
Easter Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday Mass, 8 & 10 AM (En)
Easter Sunday Mass, 1:00 PM (Sp)
Jueves Santo, Marzo 29
La Cena del Señor, 7:00 PM (Bilingüe)
~ No Misa de la 8:00 PM, adoración, Rosario o Misa de la 6:00 PM
Viernes Santo, Marzo 30
Via Crucis, 10:00 AM, saliendo de la iglesia del Sagrado Corazón al iglesia de San Nicolás (Es)
Liturgia de la Pasión, 1:00 PM (En)
Liturgia de la Pasión, 5:00 PM (Es)
Sábado Santo, Marzo 31
Sábado de la Resurrección, 8:00 PM (Bilingüe)
Domingo de Pascua, Abril 1
Domingo de Pascua Misa, 8 & 10 AM (En)
Domingo de Pascua Misa, 1:00 PM (Es)
PICTORIAL PARISH DIRECTORY
As was announced this last weekend at all the Masses, Our Lady of Good Counsel will be updating our Parish Directory with current photos of all our parishoners, especially those newcomers! To register for your photo, please click here.
Wednesday, March 21st
8:40 - 10 a.m.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
in Church / en la iglesia
Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 23rd
Viernes, 23 Marzo
2:15 PM & 5:30 PM
FISH FRY DINNER
Come join us for delicious fish on Friday, March 23rd from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 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
- 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 el viernes, 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
- Tambien se ofrece macarrones con queso el costo es $5.00 que incluye:
- Macarrones con queso
- Ejotes o ensalada de col
- Limonada o agua
- Se vende por separado postres, refrescos y gatorade.
Lent Day 34 – Solemnity of Saint Joseph
Monday, March 19, 2018
Friends, today’s Gospel centers on the intriguing figure of Joseph. Joseph is one of the most beloved of the saints, featured in countless works of art and prominent in the devotional lives of many.
We know almost nothing about him, yet some very powerful spiritual themes emerge in the accounts of Joseph. He had become betrothed to Mary, and this union had been blessed by God. And then he finds that his betrothed is pregnant.
This must have been an emotional maelstrom for him. And, at a deeper level, it is a spiritual crisis. What does God want him to do? Then the angel appears to him in a dream and tells him, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.” He realizes at that moment that these puzzling events are part of a much greater plan of God’s. What appears to be a disaster from his perspective is meaningful from God’s perspective.
Joseph was willing to cooperate with the divine plan, though he in no way knew its contours or deepest purpose. Like Mary at the Annunciation, he trusted and let himself be led.
Cuaresma Día 34 – Solemnidad de San José
Lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018
Amigos, el Evangelio de hoy se centra en la intrigante figura de José. Él es uno de los santos más queridos, representado en innumerables obras de arte y muy notorio en la vida devocional de muchas personas.
Sabemos muy poco sobre él, y aún así, en los relatos sobre José, aparecen temas espirituales muy poderosos. Se había comprometido con María y esta unión había sido bendecida por Dios. Luego descubre que su prometida estaba embarazada. Esto debe haber sido un torbellino emocional para él. Y, a un nivel más profundo, una crisis espiritual. ¿Qué quiere Dios que haga? Es entonces cuando el ángel se le aparece en un sueño y le dice: “José, hijo de David, no temas recibir a María, tu esposa”. En ese momento, se da cuenta de que estos acontecimientos desconcertantes son parte de un plan de Dios mucho mayor. Lo que, desde su perspectiva, parece ser un desastre es significativo desde la perspectiva de Dios.
José estaba dispuesto a cooperar con el plan divino, aunque de ninguna manera conocía el marco ni su propósito más profundo. Así como María en la Anunciación, él confió y se dejó guiar.
ROCKFORD DIOCESE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Recognizing Our Gifts
"In order to discern why you are created you must first be able to recognize the true gifts that God has given you. In recognizing our gifts we come to see that every gift God has placed in us is for only two things; the glorification and God and the salvation of souls. So God wants to teach us that how to use a gift not for ourselves but for others. For example when a kid gets a bike for his birthday he joyfully asks his father how to ride the bike. His father then teaches him and then the boy goes out to ride it. As he rides the bike people see him and say, 'Jimmy, great bike!' Jimmy responds, 'Yeah isn't it amazing! My dad gave it to me.' You see the boy gave the praise to his father for the gift he had received. We too should be doing the same thing for our gifts. We should be asking God to teach us how to use them, when to use them, and then when people notice the gifts we must give God the glory saying, 'Yeah my dad gave it to me isn't it great!' Ask God what gifts He has given you. Then ask Him to teach you how to use them and where He desires them to be used. The gift leads to the giver and the giver then shows which vocation the gifts are best suited for!
Fr. Kyle Manno
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
601 Talma St.
Aurora, IL 60505
SCHOOL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISER
“Invest in Kids” Scholarship Program
- State Website Opens on February 27 at 7 p.m.
- Illinois families may apply online for a new scholarship program providing tuition and fees for students to attend the area Catholic grade and high Schools.
- Families may register online with their cell phones at empowerillinois.org
- This new program allows families to choose to enroll at a Catholic school with scholarship money available for tuition and fees.
- The application process only takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete