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

Catechetical Sunday / Domingo de Catequesis

 Sunday, September 19 / Domingo 19 de septiembre

Theme is “Say the Word and My Soul Shall be Healed”. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as community of faith.


Tema es “Una Palabra Tuya Bastara para Sanarme”. Domingo de Catequesis es una magnifica oportunidad para reflexionar sobre el papel que cada persona juega, en virtud del Bautismo, en la transmisión de la fe y en el testimonio del Evangelio. El Domingo de Catequesis es una oportunidad para que todos se vuelvan a dedicar a esta misión como comunidad de fe.

Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run 

at Fabyan Forest Preserve

Saturday, September 25 at 9 am

The OLGC Conference of St. Vincent De Paul is raising funds to help the poor within our parish boundaries.  

Our conference members are: Dalila Alegria, Rita Avilar, John Balint, Colleen Burgert, Mary Jo Ginter, Dale & Joan Hoorelbek, Marilyn Jacobsen, Matt Kruszewski, and Deacon Ray Weaver. 

Help us help them by sponsoring us with a donation. Any amount helps! 

To Donate On-line go to:


and click on the name of one of the above conference members or place a donation (checks payable to OLGC St. Vincent de Paul) in the church collection basket.

For questions please contact the walk coordinator at walktoendpoverty@gmail.com or 630-697-8602. 


Mask now required in all indoor spaces

As required by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order, masks are now required in all indoor spaces. Bishop David Malloy issues a new instruction to all priests of the diocese outlining the latest protocols in a Aug. 27 letter.

Complete letter

Se requiere cubre bocas dentro de todos los edificios de la parroquia


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

Read the entire letter in English

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


Classes started on Sunday, September 12th

Las clases comenzaron el domingo 12 de septiembre

English Class – 8:15 am – 9:45 am

Spanish Class – 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Religious Education Office hours /Horas de oficina

Monday – Thursday / Lunes – Jueves – 9 am- 4 pm

For questions call Jaliza Camacho 630-851-1100 ext. 14 (office hours) on Sunday call at 315-400-2775.

Requirements to registered / Requisitos de registracion:

After September 6, 2021 is a late fee fo $25 / Despues del 6 de septiembre hay un recargo de $25

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 bring a copy of your child’s baptism certificate for those who are going to be register for First Communion. For those who are register for Confirmation, bring a copy of your child’s First Communion.

Classes are on Sunday in English from 8:15 am – 10:45 am and in Spanish from 11:15 am – 12:45 am.

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.

Las clases son en domingo en ingles son de 8:15 am – 10:45 am y en español de 11:15 am -12:45 am

Ways to support Our Lady of Good Counsel ChurcClick here to donate


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!




NCBC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates (Amended)

AmmendedStatementOnVaccineMandates 23Aug21


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.

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

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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

Registration are open

 School begins August 18th.

 Register now!


Job opportunity at  

Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy  

Is looking for a part-time

Physical Education Teacher

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Sister Kathleen Gallagher at 630-851-4400




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.


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.