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

Facebook @ourladyofgoodcounselauroraillinois

A Father’s Day Prayer

Loving God, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.

We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; may they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.

We pray for our own fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.

We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.

We remember fathers, grandfather, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.

The Priests and Staff of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church would like to wish all Fathers of the parish a Happy and Blessed Father’s Day!


Dispensation for Mass attendance end July 1st, 2021

Bishop David Malloy advised priests of the Diocese of Rockford in a June 11 letter, that the dispensation from the obligation of attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (per canons 85 and 87 in the Code of Canon Law of 1983) will be lifted July 1, 2021.

Read the Press Release Here

New guidelines effective June 11, 2021. Read the entire letter in English

Registration is no longer required for Mass Attendance. Read the entire letter in English and Spanish

Ministry Coordinadors / Coordinadores de los ministerios

It’s time to update your meetings calendars for July 1, 2021-June 30. 2022.

Request form downloaded here. Request form for ministry coordinator July 2021 thru June 2022 Parish Calendar Request Form

 Es tiempo de actualizar sus calendarios para sus juntas empezando el 1º de julio – 30 de junio, 2022.

Puede bajar el formato aqui. Forma para ministros para reservar St. Francis julio 2021 hasta junio de 202


Registration Dates for 2021-2022 / Fechas de inscripciones

June / Junio  

June 27th  / 27 de junio – 11 am – 3 pm – School Gym

June 28th / 28 de junio 28 – 10 am – 1 pm – St. Francis Center

June 29th / 29 de junio – 5 pm – 8 pm – St. Francis Center

Requirements / Requisitos :

Copy of your child’s baptism certificate / Copia del certificado de Bautizo

$ 135 for registration per family / $135 por registracion

$ 40 for books and materials for each child./ $40 por libro y material

$ 25 for sacrament/ $25 si va hacer el sacramento en 2022

Note: Parents at the time of registration, please bring your child’s baptism certificate along with a minimum payment for book fees.

Nota: Papas al momento de la inscripcion, deberan traer copia del bautizo de su hijo (a) para los que van a inscribirse para la Primera Comunion.

Para los que se van a inscribirse para las clases de Confirmacion deberan traer el Certificado de Primera Comunion.




Giving a New gift. Select Church Improvement Campaign

REGISTER FOR                              REGISTRESE A


It’s simple!                                         ¡Es sencillo!

 Text to: 84576                           Envié un texto a: 84576

Then in text box below type    En  el cuadro del texto, escriba

our unique code: olgc620        nuestro código: olgc620

You will then be invited to join! ¡Y serás invitado a unirte!



Your gift to this Annual Appeal Support Ministries like:

  • Life and Family Evangelization
  • Youth Ministry
  • Seminarian Education
  • Lay Ministry Formation
  • College Campus Ministry
  • Retired Priests
  • Religious Education
  • Catholic Charities
  • St. Elizabeth Center
  • Deaf Apostolate Ministry and many more!

This is our Church, and every gift makes a difference. Please consider making your gift today.

  • Online with secure credit card or electronic check at www.rockforddiocese.org/donate.
  • If using our online option, there is no need to return the pledge card.
  • Using Bill Pay? Schedule your payment with your bank, complete and submit the pledge car, and let us if you would like reminders.

Thank you for your support!


Su donación a la Colecta Diocesana Anual respalda ministerios como:

  • Vida y Evangelización de la familia
  • Ministerio de la juventud
  • Educación de Seminaristas
  • Formación del Ministerio Laico
  • Ministerio de Campus Universitario
  • Sacerdotes Jubilados
  • Educación Religiosa
  • Caridades Católicas
  • Centro Sn. Elizabeth
  • Ministerio de Apostolado de Sordos y mucho mas.

Esta es nuestra Iglesia, y cada regalo marca la diferencia. Por favor, considere hacer su donación hoy.

  • En línea con tarjeta de crédito o cheque electrónico www.rockforddiocese.org/donar
  • Si dona en linea no necesita regresar la tarjeta de compromiso.
  • Si usas en pagos, agenda el pago con su banco, llene y envíe la tarjeta de compromiso, y avísarnos si deseas recibir recordatorios.

¡Gracias por su apoyo!




Informed parents = protected daughters! The Parental Notice of Abortion Act is a proven, commonsense law that protects our minor daughters from medical injury and sexual exploitation, and keeps parents informed about their minor daughter’s wellbeing. Two identical bills have been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly to repeal this law – one in the Illinois House (HB 1797) and one in the Illinois Senate (SB 2190). Please contact your State legislators to save this law from being repealed and to keep parents in the loop! Act now! There is a strong possibility supporters of this bill will wait until the last days of this session, Memorial Day Weekend, to call it to committee and for a vote. Visit the Parents for Protection of Girls website at www.savepna.com. to contact your legislators in Springfield, and click on their “Contact your State Rep and Senator” button. It takes less than 5 minutes to contact both your IL State Senator and your IL State Representative.

Illinois Bishops Urge Action on Invest In Kids Act

The six Catholic Bishops of Illinois have issued a letter urging Catholics to contact their legislators to help preserve the value of the Invest In Kids Act.
Read the full letter here in English and Spanish.

State of Illinois Moves to Bridge Phase:
Back in His Presence Guidelines updated As the State of Illinois moves into the Bridge Phase of its COVID-19 mitigation recommendations, the Diocese of Rockford has updated its guidance for parishes, schools and related activities.
See the new May 13, 2021 updates here.


Did you know our Bulletin is  “NO CHARGE’ to our Parish, Thanks to the support of the Advertisers on the back of our bulletin.

Click here to see our Advertisers Bulletin sponsors

The Observer Catholic Newspaper will be accessible FREE OF CHARGE online at:

http://observertoo.rockforddiocese.org/ .


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

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




Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. We offer full-day 4-year-old preschool through 8th grade. Please call North Campus at (630) 844-3781 or South Campus at (630) 851-4400, visit our website at www.jp2aurora.org or our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages for more information.

Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy PreK-8th Grade:

  • Daily, in-person learning, 8am-3pm
  • Before and After School Care
  • Hot Breakfast and Lunch programs
  • Safe-environment
  • Small class sizes
  • 1:1 technology

Please contact our Head of School, Sr. Ann Brummel at (630)844-3781, for more information.

Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, South Campus is in need of an administrative assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.

Candidate should be computer literate, bilingual, organized and willing to work with children, teachers and parents. Professional telephone skills are a must.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

If interested, email Sr. Kathleen Gallagher at:

kgallagher@jp2aurora.org or call 630-851-4400.


La Academia Católica Papa San Juan Pablo II Prescolar a 8º grado:

  • Aprendizaje diario en persona, de 8 a.m. a 3 p.m.
  • Cuidado de niños antes y después de clases
  • Programas de desayuño y almuerzo caliente.
  • Ambiente seguro
  • Clases pequeñas
  • Tecnología 1 a 1

Póngase en contacto con nuestra directora de la escuela, Hna. Ann Brummel al (630) 844-3781, para obtener más información.