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.


Mass Schedule on Sunday, September 22, 2019

8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. English

12:00 p.m. Español


Prayer Vigil across the Aurora Planned Parenthood

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

from 12 pm (Noon) – 12 am (midnight)

Come to pray in the field across from the Aurora Planned Parenthood facility. Please join us to reach women from making the sad mistake of abortion.

For further information call Isabel Chavez at 630-770-9111.



Oración cerca de Planned Parenthood

Sábado, 28 de septiembre, 2019

desde 12 pm (mediodía) – 12 am (medianoche)

Únanse a nosotros y vengan a orar en el terreno que esta enfrente Planned Parenthood, y ayudemos a las mujeres para que no hagan el triste error del aborto. Para mas información llame a Isabel Chávez al 630-770-9111.



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

2019-2020 Religious Education Registration /CATECISMO

Classes start Sunday, September 8th, 2019 /Las clases empiezan el 8 de septiembre

in the School / en la escuela

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.

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


Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

A fun family day that benefits

the poor in our community!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fabyan Forest Preserve 1925 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva

Check in 8:30 AM – Walk begins at 9 AM (Enter the park off of Rt. 31, just north of Fabyan      Parkway)

 TO REGISTER ON LINE go to        www.fopwalk.org

  • Select “Illinois” under “Choose your state”
  • Click on “Choose Beneficiary” to select “Our Lady of Good Counsel – Aurora”
  • You will get a link to your own personal fundraising page that can be copied and pasted into an e-mail or on social media!

We would gratefully accept donations to support our efforts. You may put a contribution marked “SVdP FOP Walk” in the collection basket. You may also make a contribution online at https://tinyurl.com/olgcwalk19

Questions? Please contact us at 630-697-8602 or             walktoendpoverty@gmail.com



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 JP2 because we sing songs. My favorite song is ‘Penny, Nickel, Dime.’ I like money.” -4-year-old preschooler, South Campus

“I love JP2 because I have always been fond of the teachers. If a subject is hard, asking the teacher for help is the smartest thing a student can do. They help you understand the material because they want us to have a bright future, starting with our education.” -8th Grader, North Campus.


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

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