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

                            May His love…

                           embrace your heart

                           May His eternal light…

                           guide your path

                          and may His sacrifice…

                          strengthen your soul.

                         Our Lady of Good Counsel parish staff

                         wishes you a Blessed Easter Season!




Congratulation to our Confirmation Candidates

Congratulations to the 57 young men and women of our community, they will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, Tuesday, April 20th by Bishop David Malloy.

May the power of the Holy Spirit guide them as they become strong Disciples of Christ.


112th Anniversary of Our Lady of Good Counsel

112 Aniversario de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo

Monday, April 26th, 2021 / Lunes 26 de abril, 2021

6:00 pm Mass / Misa

Please join us to celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Good Counsel patroness of our parish.

Acompáñenos a celebrar la Solemnidad de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, patrona de nuestra parroquia.

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations / Dia Mundial de oracion

April 25, 2021 / 25 de abril, 2021

World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 25, 2021 also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday”. The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labors into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.


El día Mundial de la Oración es el domingo 25 de abril, también conocido como “Domingo del Buen Pastor”. El propósito de este día es cumplir públicamente la instrucción del Señor: “Ore al Señor de la mies para que envié trabajo en su mies “ (Mt 9,38; Lc 10,2). Por favor ore para que los hombres y mujeres jóvenes escuchen y respondan con generosidad a la llamada del Señor al sacerdocio, el diaconato, a la vida religiosa, las sociedades de vida apostólica o los institutos seculares.


The 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Education, the “Fun Bun Run”

Education is the key to a brighter future for the children of poor families of rural Haiti. This Spring you can help fund the education of 150 children from a very poor part of Haiti. The 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Education, the “Fun Bun Run” will pay for the tuition, uniform, books, and one meal per day for 150 children for an entire year. 

You can participate either On-Site or Virtually. The On-Site event is in Geneva on May 8th and welcomes competitive runners to casual walkers. Our Virtual race option runs April 27th- May 6th.

Information and registration are at funbunrun.org, or you can contact Amy McTeague at 630-730-0337 or amy@hopeforhaitians.org. 

Help us provide an education to 150 children this year and change their lives. 


Sign Up!

Volunteers click here for May / Voluntarios para mayo opima aqui


Mass Volunteer for April 1-30, 2021



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!


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.






Message from Bishop David Malloy:

Your help is needed to keep Parental notification!

Bishop David Malloy and all Illinois bishops they issued a letter to Catholics across the state, urging them to contact their State Lawmakers and tell them to  reject a current effort to repeal Illinois’ parental notice of abortion law.

Click bellow to read more about HB 1797 AND sb2190




Mensaje del Obispo David Malloy:

¡Es necesaria su ayuda para mantener la notificacion de los padres!

El obispo David Malloy y todos los obispos de Illinois emitieron una carta a todos los catòlicos del estado, para que se pongan en contacto con sus legisladores estatales para expresar su oposicion a los proyectos de ley de la cámara y el senado para que rechacen un esfuerzo actual para derogar el avido parental de illinois sobre la ley del aborto.

Para leer mas sobre esto, haga clic en el enlace de abajo.



Information explaining the acceptability of the vaccine from a moral position. Accepting the vaccine does no necessarily imply acceptance of all the procedures used in its development.



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However here are some guidelines that MUST be STRICTLY followed.

Pero estas son las pautas que DEBEN seguirse ESTRICTAMENTE.

  1. Everyone must wear a mask / Todos deben usar cubre bocas.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes before Mass / Llegar 15 minutos antes de que empiece la misa.
  3. 195 parishioners per Mass / 195 feligreses por misa de acuerdo.
  4. Families can sit together in the pews / Las familias pueden sentarse juntas.
  5. You must keep your distance (6 feet apart) / Mantener 6 pies de distancia.

Please DO NOT come to Church if… / NO venga a la Iglesia si….

…you have a cough / Si usted tiene tos.

…you have a temperature /Si  usted tiene temperatura.

…you are not feeling well / Si usted no se siente bien

Are encouraged to stay home/ Se recomienda que permanezcan en casa.

…The elderly / Las personas mayores.

…Those with medical conditions / Con condiciones delicadas

Host will only be given on the hand / La hostia solo se dará en la mano.

Donations / Diezmo

Place it in the offering box in the center aisle of the Church

Depositarlo en la caja marcada  “Colecta” que se encuentra en el pasillo central de la iglesia.

Use Online Giving / Dar en línea.

Thank You! /¡Gracias!

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

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.