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: OLGCchurch@aol.com

 


Fr. Timothy P. Mulcahey

Pastor

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.       


 

Thank you to all who attend the Pilgrimage to Holy Hill! It was a wonderful day and the weather held out for us perfectly. While there, we prayed for our bishop and diocese, pastor, Fr. Mulcahey, and all of you in a special way. After arriving just in time for Holy Mass, we were able to explore the Shrine and its exhibits, climb the massive bell tower, walk the Way of the Cross among many other things.

In gratitude and praise of our God for his goodness to us.

Seminarian Jack Reichardt


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Our Lady of Good Counsel in Aurora is seeking a  bilingual Director/Coordinator of Religious Education. An undergraduate or graduate degree in Religious Studies, Theology or related field is preferred. A more detailed job description is available upon request. Employment to begin August 2018.

Contact: Fr. Timothy Mulcahey, Pastor

615 Talma St.

Aurora, IL 60505

fr.t.mulcahey@gmail.com


Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Holy Day of Obligation 

Mass Times:

8:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. in English

7:00 p.m. in Spanish 

 

Solemnidad de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María

 Miércoles, 15 de agosto, 2018

Día santo de obligación 

Horario de las misas:

8:00 a.m. y 5:30 p.m. en ingles

7:00 p.m. en español

 


REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

in the Parish Center

Monday, August 13th –  6:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14th – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 16th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 18th – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Requirements:

Copy of your child’s baptism certificate.

Be a registered member of OLGC.

Registration fee is: $130 per family

Books and materials: $40 for each child.

For further information please call the parish office at 630-851-1100. Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

REGISTRACIONES DE LA EDUCACION RELIGIOSA

en el Centro Parroquial 

Lunes, 13 de agosto – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Martes, 14 de agosto – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jueves, 16 de agosto – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sábado, 18 de agosto – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 Requisitos:

Copia del certificado de bautizo.

Ser miembro registrado de la iglesia.

Costo de registración es: $130 por familia

Libros y material: $40 por cada niño 

Para información llame a la oficina de la parroquia al 630-851-1100 de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

 


 

SAVE THE DATES / RESERVE LOS DIAS….

Saturday, August 25th/ Sabado agosto 25

Pork Chops Dinner / Cena Chuletas de Puerco

Time: 5:30p.m.

in the School Gym/ en el gimnasio de la escuela

 

Sunday, September 23 / Domingo 23 de septiembre

Parish Festival / Festival de la parroquia

Time: 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

in the Church parking lot / en el estacionamiento de la iglesia.

 


FESTIVAL RAFFLE 
$5  each ticket

Grand Prize $1000

2nd – 6th $100 each
Drawing: Sunday, September 23

at the Parish Festival
Winner need not be present

 

 RIFA DEL FESTIVAL

$5 por boleto

 El premio mayor $1000

 2º – 6º $100 cada uno

 Día del sorteo, domingo 23 de septiembre

en el Festival de la parroquia

El ganador no necesita estar presente

 


 ROCKFORD DIOCESE ANNOUNCEMENTS


Vocation Corner

God the author of life

What is life? We all have the experience of life, but what exactly is it? Some philosophers have tried to explain what life is, but they found that it is really difficult to explain what exactly it is. It is because life cannot be confined to an argument or a human explanation of it, since life is not something, rather everything. The closest thing to a definition of life, that thinkers have done, is to describe it. Life is movement.

We know that we are alive because we can move. From the air moving into our system, and the blood circulating through our body, to the miles we walk every day, every single aspect of our life is movement. We know that we are alive because we can breathe, and our heart is pumping blood everywhere, but what about the plants, and the trees? Do they also move? Yes growing is a kind of movement.

God, who is our creator, and the author of life, is constantly giving us life. God does not keep his BEING alienated or separated from creation, many years ago he sent his only begotten Son, and then the Holy Spirit to us, that we may have life and life in abundance. From being nothing, he called us into existence, and now is constantly calling us to go out of ourselves to meet him, and our brothers and sisters. He calls us to receive life and to give life.

– Fr. Manuel Gomez

 

SILVER & GOLD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS:

Couples celebrating the milestone wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 55, 60, and 65 or more years of marriage in 2018 are invited to a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Malloy at St. Mary Parish located  at 10307 Dundee Road in Huntley, IL on Sunday, August 19th at 2:30 pm. A cake and punch reception will immediately follow.

Commemorative certificate will be available prior to Mass for all those who registered for this event prior    to August 3rd go to www.rockforddiocese.org/anniversary.

 

MISA DE ANIVERSARIOS DE BODA DE PLATA Y ORO: Las parejas que estén celebrando aniversarios de boda de 25, 50, 55, 60, 65 o más años en el 2018, están invitados a una misa que celebrara el obispo David J. Malloy, el domingo 19 de agosto a las 2:30 pm en la parroquia Santa María, ubicada en 10307, Dundee Road, en Huntley, Illinois. Después de la misa habrá una recepción con pastel y ponche. Para registrarse entre a la pagina  www.rockforddiocese.org/aniversario, favor de hacerlo antes del 3 de agosto. A todos los que atiendan recibirán un certificado conmemorativo de esta ocasión especial.


Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy
601 Talma St.
Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: +1 (630) 851-4400     Fax: +1 (630) 851-8220

www.jp2aurora.org

SCHOOL NEWS AND FUNDRAISER

POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Applications are being accepted for enrollment in Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy 2018-2019. For further information call 630-851-4400 or go to: www.jp2aurora.org 

Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy Student Athletes

Sports Physical – South Campus –

August 7th 4:00 – 6:00pm  $20.00

Questions – Please call 630-851-4400 or 630-844-3781.

 

“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