Mass / Liturgy Schedule

Saturday:
4:30 p.m.  English

Sunday:
8 a.m. English 
10 a.m. English
1 p.m. Español

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:
 8 a.m. Mass in Church

Jueves:  6 p.m. Misa en la Iglesia

                                        
Wednesday:
8:20 a.m. School Mass in Church (When School is in session)

Sacrament of Penance/Confesiones:
Saturday: 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in Church

Rosary in English:
4 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday in Church

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Thursday in Church                     9a.m.-6 p.m.

Adoración al Santísimo:
Todos los Jueves en la Iglesia                     9a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

620 Fifth St

Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: 630-851-1100      Fax: 630-851-4069

E-mail: OLGCchurch@aol.com

 

 

Fr. Timothy P. Mulcahey

             Parochial Administrator

 

 

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.

Happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

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

S-Z: Dessert

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

3:30 p.m.

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

John 3:1-8

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.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that Our Lady of Good Counsel Church has a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it easier for people to find and support us?

Our Lady of Good Counsel’s unique link is:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2202889


What does our unique link do?
When customers click on our organization's unique link, they skip the process to search for a charity to support among over 1 million eligible charities. Instead, they're taken tosmile.amazon.com and are automatically asked if they want to support Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Do you have to click on my charity's AmazonSmile link every time you shop?
No. Once customers select Our Lady of Good Counsel, we will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases, regardless of whether you use our unique AmazonSmile link to return to the site. However, we ask that you bookmark and use your link so you don't accidentally shop at www.amazon.com instead ofsmile.amazon.com. Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations.

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

www.rockforddiocese.org-donate.

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

CATHOLIC SCHOOL                                 

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

Shows are:

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.

 

 

 

 
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