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


IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Starting Monday, November 30th our parish staff will be working remotely. You can contact us by email or leave a voice mail and we will return your call or email as soon as possible.

INFORMACION IMPORTANTE – A partir del lunes 30 de noviembre el personal de la parroquia estará trabajando de manera remota. Puede ponerse en contacto con la oficina por correo electrónico o dejar un mensaje y nos comunicaremos con usted tan pronto como sea posible.


Deacon Carlos Navarro, 72, of Aurora, IL passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 12, 1948 in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Antonio and Maria (Azcarate) Navarro. He retired from Caterpillar after 31 years of dedicated service. Carlos was a man of deep faith, a devout Catholic who was devoted to Mother Mary. He was a Deacon with the Rockford Diocese for over 20 years and served both St. Peter’s and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parishes for the majority of those years. He was a hospice chaplain with the VNA and Mercy Hospital, and a Cursillista. Carlos had a passion for gardening, traveling and loved his dogs like no other. He was beloved by so many and touched the lives of countless people through his vocation. His huge smile, his dedication to others, his sweet tooth and his love for honey buns will always be remembered by his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Carmen (Cruz), daughters, Guadalupe Navarro and Beatriz (Mike) Assell; granddaughter Maddy Assell, mother, Maria Navarro; siblings, Virginia (the late Alfredo) Lopez, Antonio (Bertha) Navarro, Maria (the late Fernando) Martinez, Francisco (Consuelo) Navarro, Mario (Claudia) Navarro, Graciela ((Enrique) Moreno, Armando (Ruth) Navarro, Eduardo (Rosie) Navarro and Gloria (Martin) Gonzalez. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his father Antonio Navarro and siblings Maria Luisa (the late Jose Luis) Iniguez and one brother in infancy Francisco Javier.

Due to current restrictions, all services will be private. Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Our Lady of Good Counsel’s Facebook page at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.


Mary’s Journey to Christmas

with Fr.  Jerry Leake

Joins us on Facebook as we walk with Mary on the journey to Christmas by exploring the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

Mondays November 30 – December 14

7:00 p.m.

November 30th – Annunciation

December 7th – Visitation

December 14th – The Birth of our Lord

These talks will be live streaming on OLGC Facebook.

Caminando con María durante el Adviento

con el P. Timothy Mulcahey

Los esperamos en Facebook para acompañar a María en su jornada de Adviento

 Los martes de Adviento, 1-15 de diciembre

 7:00 p.m.

 1 de diciembre

8 de diciembre  (Misa de la Inmaculada Concepción)

15 de diciembre

Estas platicas se transmitirán por Facebook.



Sign Up!

Volunteers click below to sign up /Voluntarios oprima abajo


Church Volunteers-December 1-January 3

Please review the available slots below and click here to sign up.

Thank you!



REGISTER FOR                                     REGISTRESE A

OLGC FLOCKNOTE                               FLOCKNOTE DE OLGC

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!




We are thankful that we are able to resume Masses again! However here are some guidelines that MUST be STRICTLY followed.

1. Everyone must wear a mask and arrive 15 minutes before Mass.

2. 195 parishioners per Mass on first come, first served basis.

3. Families can sit together in the pews.

4. Must keep 6 feet apart from other parishioners.

5. If you have a cough, or a temperature or are not feeling well please DO NOT come to Church

6. The elderly or those with underlying or comprised medical conditions, are encouraged to stay home.

7. Host will only be given on the hand

8. Ushers will not pass by the pews to collect. Please place your donations in the offering box in the center aisle of the Church or use Online Giving.

Thank You!



¡Estamos muy contentos  de poder reanudar de nuevo nuestras misas! Sin embargo, aquí estan algunas pautas que DEBEN seguirse ESTRICTAMENTE.

1. Todos deben usar cubre bocas y por favor llegar 15 minutos antes de que empieze la misa.

2. 195 feligreses por misa de acuerdo como vayan llegado.

3. Las familias pueden sentarse juntas.

4. Deben mantener 6 pies de distancia de otros feligreses.

5. Si tiene tos, o temperatura o no se siente bien por favor NO venga a la iglesia.

6. Las personas mayores con condiciones delicadas se les recomienda que permanezcan en casa.

7. La hostia solo se dará en la mano.

8. Los ujieres no colectaran la limosna. Favor de depositar sus donaciones en la caja marcada  “Colecta” que se encuentra en el pasillo central de la iglesia.




Thank you for your continued generosity to the church. You can return the pledge envelope you received in the mail to the parish office or make a gift online at: www.rockforddiocese.org/donate.

Gracias por su generosidad a la iglesia. Ustedes pueden regresar el sobre de compromiso que recibió por correo a la oficina parroquial o hacer su donacion en línea entrando a: www.rockforddiocese.org/donar.



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



DIOCESE OF ROCKORD INFORMATION / INFORMACION DE LA DIOCESIS DE ROCKFORD                                                                                         

Back in His Presence / De regreso en Su presencia

From Bishop David Malloy / Del obispo David Malloy

May 15, 2020 / 15 de mayo, 2020

Letter to the Priest / Carta a los sacerdotes

Click here for English Letter to Priests.15May2020.Reopen.ltr2.docx

Clic aqui para español Carta a los Sacerdotes

Plan for the return to public Mass and worship / Plan para el regreso a la misa

Click here for English Back in His Prescence

Clic aqui para español De regreso en Su presencia

Training Procedures for volunteers / Procedimientos de entrenamiento para voluntarios

Click here for English Training Proceedures

Clic aqui para español Procedimientos de entrenamiento para voluntarios


May 13, 2020 Statement Letter from Bishop Malloy.Reopen Churches.docx

13 de mayo, 2020 – Comunicado clic aqui Carta del obispo Malloy

Click in the link to read the Executive Summary Executive Summary.Multi-Phased Plan

Para leer el Resumen Ejecutivo clic aqui Resumen Ejecutivo del plan

COVID-19 Statement.09April2020.Dispensation.docx

Desea leer la carta clic aqui… .SPANISH.COVID-19 Statement.09April2020.docx

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

http://observertoo.rockforddiocese.org/ .

 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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 begin soon.

For more information please contact us:

English: Matt Kruszewski, amkrusz@yahoo.com, 630-660-7641.

 RICA (Rito Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos)

 ¿Le hace falta algún sacramento, bautismo, confirmación y primera comunión?

Si usted es mayor de 18 años y aun no ha recibido estos sacramentos. Regístrese al programa RICA.

Para mas informacion contactar: Matt Kruszewski 630-660-7641 o amkrusz@yahoo.com  


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 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 2020-2021 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.