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
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.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish sends their condolences to the family, priests and the people of the Rockford Diocese on the passing of Bishop Thomas G. Doran. He passed away peacefully this morning. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
Services for Bishop Doran will be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St. at Rockford. IL. Public viewing of the body of Bishop Doran will be Thursday, September 8 beginning with evening prayer at 4 p.m. with viewing to continue until 8 p.m.
Public viewing will also be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Bishop Doran’s funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy and priests of the Rockford Diocese on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.
Religious Education for 2016-2017
Religious education classes started on Sunday, September 11th in OLGC School and St. Francis Center.
8 a.m.- 9:40 a.m. in English
11 a.m.- 12:40 p.m. in Spanish
For information please contact Sister Maria Romero at 630-851-1100
from Monday through Thursday.
La Educación Religiosa 2016-2017
Las clases de religion catolica ya empezaron el domingo 11 de septiembre en la escuela y en el Centro de St. Francis.
Clases en Ingles de 8 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Clases en Español de 11 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Para mas informacion llame a la hermana Maria Romero al 630-851-1100 de Lunes a Jueves.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult)
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 will meet weekly from September 11 to May 7. For information please contact us:
English: Matt Kruszewski, email@example.com, 630-660-7641.
Spanish: Alma Velázquez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-788-4428.
RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos)
¿Es usted un adulto que le gustaría saber más acerca de la fe católica?
Qué se necesita para recibir los sacramentos del Bautismo, la Confirmación y la Eucaristía?
RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos) sesiones de preparación se reunirán semanalmente a partir de 11 de septiembre para el 7 de mayo. Para mas información llame a:
Español: Alma Velázquez, email@example.com, 630-788-4428.
Ingles: Matt Kruszewski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-660-7641.
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 www.rockforddiocese.org/donate. Let's all work together to support the good works of the church. May God bless you always!
Our Lady of Good Counsel Year of Mercy
As part of the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy, Our Lady of Good Counsel has been given the honor of housing the Door of Mercy for the Aurora deanery, one of six such doors in the Rockford Diocese. During the jubilee, the pope is encouraging people to make a pilgrimage to these doors to receive special graces, either for themselves or loved ones who have passed away.
As part of this celebration, Our Lady of Good Counsel parish has organized several opportunities for your parishioners to have a special pilgrimage experience.
Each Sunday throughout the liturgical year, our church will be open to visitors from 3 to 5 p.m. In addition to passing through the Holy Doors and engaging in silent prayer, guided tours of our church (including our newly dedicated Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine) are available.
Groups of 10 or more may request the church be opened for a special daytime or evening visit, including a church tour. These arrangements can be made by calling our parish office weekdays at 630-851-1100.
DIA HISPANO DE LA MISERICORDIA
DIOCESIS DE ROCKFORD
Fecha: Sábado, 15 de Octubre, 2016
Hora: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lugar: (Gym) Elgin Community College-1700 Spartan Dr. Elgin, IL.
Reflexiones sobre las Obras de Misericordia
Exposición del Santísimo
Misa con el Obispo David Malloy
Musica y mas
Los asistentes al evento podrán hacer obras de misericordia con alguna de las siguientes donaciones que lleven al evento:
Ropa en buen estado para el frio (bufandas, suéteres, abrigos…)estas se destinaran a Caridades Católicas.
Comida enlatada, para las obras que realiza St. Vincente de Paul.
Medicinas y artículos de limpieza persona en tamaños pequeños y que no sean líquidos. Por ejemplo: analgésicos (Aspirina, Tylenol)sales de hidratación oral, antigripales, curitas, desodorante, pasta de dientes, jabon… Para enviar a nuestros hermanos venezolanos.
Esperamos la presencia de 2500 personas, y con la ayuda de Dios y su activa colaboración ¡lo lograremos!.
Participe e invite a hacer parte de este gran dia de integración en la fe y la misericordia.
Para mas información: email@example.com (815) 399-4300 o a la oficina de la Iglesia al 630-851-1100.
Quote on Mercy
Feast of the Archangels
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael
Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Archangels: St. Michael (Who is like God?), St. Gabriel (God is my Strength), and St. Raphael (God Heals). These champions of heaven support and encourage us. Below are some scripture quotes focused on them. Take a moment to read and ponder these quotes and then call upon these angels and saints of God for their help.
St. Michael the Archangel ~ Revelations 12:7-9
“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.”
St. Gabriel the Archangel ~ Luke 1:26-27
“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.”
St. Raphael the Archangel ~ Tobit 12:11, 14-15
“I shall now tell you the whole truth and conceal nothing at all from you. I was sent to put you to the test. At the same time, however, God sent me to heal you and your daughter-in-law Sarah. I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand and serve before the Glory of the Lord.”
OLGC SCHOOL NEWS
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
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
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL
Will be holding a fundraiser event at:
Date: October 7-9th
Time: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.(Friday & Saturday)
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ( Sunday)
Where: 2480 US Hwy 34, Oswego, IL 60543
10% of the total dollars spent by our organization will
be donated back to OLGC School.
Please don't forget to bring the flyer.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Our Lady of Good Counsel Home and School
If you are interested in joining us,
contact Jean Wessels for an application
at (630) 508-0011 or firstname.lastname@example.org