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.       


POPE SAINT JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC ACADEMY


Come and Pray the Rosary on Tuesday & Thursday, at 4 p.m. in Church. All are welcome.


     RESPECT LIFE MONTH OCTOBER / OCTUBRE MES DE RESPETEMOS LA VIDA

“Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” / Toda Vida: atesorada, escogida, enviada”.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE

September 26-November 4

40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion through:

 Prayer & Fasting-Knowing that “with God, all thing are possible,” people of faith and conscience unite in 40 days of prayer and fasting.

Community Outreach– The pro-life message is taken proactively to every corner of your community during a local 40 Days for Life campaign.

Peaceful Vigil-A focused, 40 day, round the clock prayer vigil is held outside an abortion facility.                                    


 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION

The Confirmation Parent Student meeting on Wednesday, October 17 has been canceled, for further information call the parish office with Julieta Jacobo our Director of Religious Education at 630-851-1100 ext.23.

1st Communion Parent/ Student Meeting

October 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. in St. Francis Center

 

INFORMACION DE LA EDUCACION RELIGIOSA

Se les informa que la junta del dia miercoles 17 de octubre para papas de los jovenes que van a celebrar su Confirmacion fue cancelada.  Si tiene preguntas llamar a la oficina de la iglesia al 630-851-1100 ext. 23 con Julieta Jacobo Directora de la Religion Catolica.

Junta de papas y niños que van hacer la primera Comunion

24 de octubre a las 7 p.m. en el Centro de St. Francis

 


 

EXPOSITION OF THE SACRED RELICS 

Treasures of the Church 

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 6 p.m.

in OLGC Church

 Our Lady of Good Counsel Church presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Padre Pio, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska.

In  addition, there will also be present a piece of a veil which is believed to have belonged to Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world.

Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. Please do not miss this opportunity. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession. For more information about the exposition of relics, please visit www.treasuresofthechurch.com

The exposition will begin in the main church with a multi-media presentation on the Church’s use of relics that is scriptural, catechetical, and devotional, leading to a renewal of the Catholic faith for many people. After the teaching those in attendance have an opportunity to venerate the relics of some of their favorite saints.

 

EXPOSICION DE LAS RELIQUIAS SAGRADAS
Tesoros de la iglesia

Domingo, 21 de octubre, 2018 a 6 p.m.

 en la iglesia de OLGC

 La iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo presenta la exposición  de las reliquias sagradas. El Padre Carlos Martins de los compañeros de la Cruz estará aquí con su ministerio muy especial para enseñarnos     sobre estos objetos Santos. Él traerá más de 150 reliquias, algunos tan antiguos como 2000 años. Entre los tesoros serán reliquias de St. Padre Pio, Santa María Goretti, St Teresa de Lisieux (la “pequeña flor”), San Francisco de Asís, San Antonio de Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas y Santa Faustina Kowalska.

También, estará un trozo de velo que se cree que perteneció a Nuestra Señora y una de las piezas más grandes que quedan de la Cruz verdadera en el mundo.

 Ustedes podrán de examinar y veneran cada reliquia. Por favor, no te pierdas esta oportunidad. Pueden traer sus artículos de devoción (por ejemplo, rosarios, estampitas, etc.) y fotografías de miembros de amigos y familiares enfermos que usted será capaz de tocar a los relicarios como medio de intercesión. Para obtener más información sobre la exposición de reliquias, por favor visite www.treasuresofthechurch.com
 

La exposición comenzará con una presentación multimedia en la iglesia, sobre el uso de las reliquias en la iglesia, que es bíblico, catequético y devocional, conduce a una renovación de la fe católica para muchas personas. Después de la presentación, los asistentes tienen la oportunidad de venerar las reliquias de algunos de sus santos favoritos.

 


 ROCKFORD DIOCESE ANNOUNCEMENTS


Vocation Corner

Good Behavior?

By Fr. Sean Grismer

Sometimes we can think hearing what God desires from us is like a reward for good behavior; “If I am good, then God will tell me what He wants me to do.” That is not necessarily the case. In fact, there are MANY instances when God called somebody when they weren’t living healthy lives. Take St. Paul for example. He was on his way to imprison and murder Christians when God called him from that way of life to a more perfect way of living. The same can be true for us- maybe not to the extent of St. Paul- but we don’t have to “be good” in order to hear His voice, but rather it will be His voice that leads us to a more healthy and perfect way of living. We simply have to give God the space to communicate His desires for us. Because once we do that, we begin to discover that His desires are in fact the deepest desires of our own hearts.

 

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018  |  9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Rockford Valley College  |  Rockford, IL
Who: Teens in Grades 8-12
Cost: $25/teen | $15/chaperone
What’s included: A fantastic day of faith, fun, & fellowship. Lunch & a t-shirt are included!
How: Ideally, each parish/school designates an individual to coordinate the Youth Summit effort, thereby allowing young people from that parish to attend this year’s Youth Summit! That person will:

  • receive the incoming Permission Slips & Registration Fees from the teens of that parish/school,
  • coordinate transportation & chaperones for October 28,

complete the Parish Group Registration process on behalf of the parish/school and submit paperwork to the Life & Family Evangelization Office by October 22.

Registration forms are now available online at www.rockforddiocese.org/youthsummit.

 


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

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