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.
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
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Holy Day of Obligation
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.
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.
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
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.
$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
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
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