Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
620 Fifth St
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-851-1100 Fax: 630-851-4069
Fr. Timothy P. Mulcahey
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.
May God bless you with Easter joy, and may
His face shine upon you to protect you and may,
He give you lasting peace.
CELEBRATE THE 108 ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF OUR PARISH
Much has changed in the last 108 years, but what has remained is a vibrant Catholic Christian Community. We are diverse, but united in our Faith and love for our parish. To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to propose a celebration which will begin with Mass at 5:00 PM in the Church. Afterwards, we would like to share a meal together. There will be no “Admission fee” or “fund-raising”. (Amazing!!) All we are asking is for each participant to bring a “dish-to-pass”, i.e., a “Potluck”!
The dinner will be held in the gymnasium, after Mass (about 6 PM). The Parish will provide plates, cups, plastic-ware, etc. We ask you to bring your dish to the gym before the Mass. We will have people there from about 4 PM. Power strips will be available if you need an electric source. Please, label your dish so it can be returned after the meal. Please, pick up any left-overs after the dinner.
The OLGC School Play will be opening the next day (4/27). Mrs. Wojcik’s cast will present a special “Preview” from the play, “Jungle Book” for us while we eat. It should be a great time.
We have many favorite recipes. But, in order to organize this, we ask each family to bring a dish (feed 6-8 people) from these categories, based on the family’s last name:
A-C : Salad
Ce-G: Meat Dish/ Casserole
H-N: Potato/ Pasta/ Rice Dish
O-R: Vegetable Dish
If you and your family are able to join us, please call the parish office by April 24.
FOX VALLEY FESTIVAL CHORUS
PREVIEW VATICAN PERFORMANCE
Special Concert at OLGC
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
in OLGC Church
Free will donation
Approximately 40 members of the Fox Valley
Festival Chorus including OLGC parish members,
Cherie Esposito, Esther Saltijeral, Bette Weaver,
and Mary Strong will be performing selections of
sacred music that the chorus will present at Mass
at the Vatican on June 17th, 2017. As part of the
American Celebration of Music in Italy, the chorus will
also be singing masses in Assisi and Venice, as well as
performing concerts of Broadway musical theatre
standards in Florence. Come and enjoy some heavenly
music...you'll not be disappointed!
LENTEN GOSPEL REFLECTIONS
From Bishop Barron
2nd Week of Easter
Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and spirit. He says: “What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit is the love shared by the Father and the Son; he is, in the lovely image proposed by Fulton Sheen, the sign of affection that goes up when the Father looks at the Son and the Son looks back at the Father.
We have access to this holy heart of God because the Father sent the Son into the world, into our dysfunction, even to the limits of godforsakenness—and thereby gathered all of the world into the dynamism of the divine life. Those who live in Christ are not outside of God as petitioners or supplicants; rather they are in God as friends, sharers in the Spirit.
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If you have any questions about this program please call the parish office.
Thank you for your donations to DSA. If you have not made a pledge, please know it isn’t too late to support the 2016 Annual Diocesan Appeal by contributing toward our parish’s goal. Pledge envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the Church.
DSA UPDATE: We still need to collect $6,511.83 from existing pledges.
You can make your pledge online by going to
Let´s all work together to support the good works of the church.
May God bless you always!
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
HAS OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR
3 yr. & 4yr. old Pre-school– 8th. Grade
The School is currently accepting registrations.
Tours and information packets are available.
Please call the principal Mrs. Karen Behrns or
Norma Heredia at 630-851-4400 or
go to the web-site www.olgcschoolaurora.org
SCHOOL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISER
ONLY 4 MORE CAFETERIA TABLES TO GO!!!!!
Join OLGC School at an Eat Out Night
to benefit the Cafeteria Table Fund at
April 25, 2017, 5-8pm
2332 US Highway 34
Oswego, IL 60543
25% of all sales paid to OLGC School
(Dine in or Drive-up)
NO FLYER NECESSARY
Thank you for your support!
OLGC DRAMA CLUB
Presents: The Jungle Book
Thursday, April 27th @ 1 p.m.
Friday, April 28th @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 29th @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tickets cost: $6 Adults
$3 Seniors (65 +)
$3 Child/Student (age 3-High School)
We will be selling tickets on Saturday, April 22 & 23 in the vestibule of the Church at all Masses.