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.



Monday, October 14, 2019

in observance of Columbus Day



Lunes, 14 de octubre, 2019

en observación del día de Cristóbal Colon

Rockford Diocese Combined Appeals

for the Universal Catholic Church

October 19 & 20, 2019

We will hold the annual collection for the Mission Appeal. By participating through prayer and financial  support, we unite with our Catholic brothers and sisters throughout the world to do what Christ has asked all of us to do; namely, proclaim, teach, and live our Catholic Faith.

Please look for your Mission Appeal envelope in the mail and bring it to Mass next weekend with you, or donate online at: www.rockforddiocese.org/donate

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, October 22nd is the Feast day of Pope St. John Paul II. There will be an 8:15 AM Mass with the school children on that day. All are welcome to come and celebrate with us.

Wednesday, October 23rd, Mass will be at 8:00 AM.


Friday, November 1st – All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation)

Viernes 1° de noviembre – Dia de todos los Santos (Dias Santo de obligación)

There will be a Mass at: / Nuestras misas seran a:

8:15 AM  in English

5:30 PM  in English

7:00 PM en español

Saturday, November 2nd – All Souls

Sabado, 2 de noviembre – Dias de los muertos

Our Mass will be at 8 AM / Nuestra misas seran a las 8 AM


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. Monserath Hernández 630-362-3852.


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



Sunday, October 13, 2019 – No Religious Education

Domingo 13 de octubre, 2019 – No habra clases de religion catolica



Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7 pm -Parents & Students Meeting for Confirmation in Faith & Hope Rm (English)



Miercoles, 17 de octubre, 2019 a las 7 pm -Junta de Papas y estudiantes que van hacer la Confirmacion en Faith & Hope Rm (español)

Call Julieta Jacobo at 630-851-1100 ext 14 for further information.

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




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?

“I love Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy because we go to church. We pray the Rosary in October as a whole school.” -2nd Grader, North Campus

“I love Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy 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

Please contact our offices at (630)844-3781 -North and (630)851-4400 -South for more information.

Our first fundraiser at JP2 this year, World’s Finest Chocolate, ends this week. Please contact our offices to sell a box or help support a student who is selling. Thank you!