Mass / Liturgy Schedule

Saturday:
4:30 p.m.  English

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

Monday: 8 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion Service                       

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                     8:30a.m.-6 p.m.

Adoración al Santísimo:
Todos los Jueves en la Iglesia                     8:30a.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.                    

 

 

 

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

We invite you to experience God’s mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. After a brief prayer service all will be welcomed to come forward for individual confessions. As we prepare for the coming of Jesus this lends us the opportunity to accept the love and mercy of a God who never tires of forgiving us.

 

Te invitamos a experimentar la misericordia de Dios a través del Sacramento de la reconciliación. Después de una breve oración, se podrán confesarse. Al prepararnos para la venida de Jesús, nos damos la oportunidad de aceptar el amor y la misericordia de un Dios que no se cansa de perdonarnos.

 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

No Religious Education

on Sunday, December 17th, 24th & 31, 2017

 

No Clases de Religion Catolica

Domingo, 17, 24 y 31, 2017

 

 

            

        Fourth Sunday of  Advent                                         

       Cuarto domingo de Adviento

 

Saturday, December 23 / Sábado 23 de diciembre

4:30 p.m. -  Mass in English (fulfill Sunday obligation)

       Misa en Ingles (día de precepto) 

Sunday, December 24 / Domingo, 24 de diciembre

                     8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. -  Mass in English / Misa en Ingles                      

1:00 p.m. - Mass in Spanish / Misa en español

 

          Christmas Eve Masses          

                     Misas de Vísperas de la Navidad

Sunday, December 24 / Domingo, 24 de diciembre

4:00  p.m. - Mass in English / Misa en Ingles

              5:30 p.m. - Christmas Carols in Spanish / Villancicos

6:00 p.m. - Mass in Spanish / Misa en español

        9:30 p.m. - Christmas Carols / Villancicos en ingles

10:00 p.m. - Mass  in English / Misa en Ingles

           

Christmas Day Masses /  Misas de la Navidad

Monday, December 25 / Lunes, 25 de diciembre

8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. - Masses in English / Misa en Ingles                  

12:00 p.m. - Mass in Spanish / Misa en español

 

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

La Sagrada familia de Jesús, María y José

 

Saturday, December 30 / Sábado 30 de diciembre

4:30 p.m. - Mass in English (fulfill Sunday obligation)

                     Misa en Ingles (día de precepto)

Sunday, December 31 / Domingo, 31 de diciembre

8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. - Mass in English / Misa en Ingles                     

1:00 p.m. - Mass in Spanish / Misa en español

 

Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God  

Solemnidad de Santa María, Madre de Dios

Monday, January 1, 2018 /  Lunes, 1º de enero, 2018 

(the obligation to attend Mass is lifted) /  No día de obligación)

                               8:00 a.m. - Masses in English / Misa en Ingles 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2nd Thursday of Advent - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross

Matthew 11:11-15

Friends, today’s Gospel affirms the greatness of John the Baptist. I think it’s fair to say that you cannot really understand Jesus without understanding John, which is precisely why all four Evangelists tell the story of the Baptist as a kind of overture to the story of Jesus.

John did not draw attention to himself. Rather, he presented himself as a preparation, a forerunner, a prophet preparing the way of the Lord. He was summing up much of Israelite history, but stressing that this history was open-ended, unfinished.

And therefore, how powerful it was when, upon spying Jesus coming to be baptized, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God." No first-century Israelite would have missed the meaning of that: behold the one who has come to be sacrificed. Behold the sacrifice, which will sum up, complete, and perfect the Temple. Moreover, behold the Passover lamb, who sums up the whole meaning of that event and brings it to fulfillment.

And this is why John says, "He must increase and I must decrease." In other words, the overture is complete; and now the great opera begins. The preparatory work of Israel is over, and now the Messiah will reign.

                       

 

 

Jueves, 14 de Diciembre, 2017

2do Jueves de Adviento - Memoria de San Juan de la Cruz

Mateo 11:11-15

Amigos, el Evangelio de hoy afirma la grandeza de Juan el Bautista. Creo que es justo decir que realmente no podemos comprender a Jesús a menos que comprendamos a Juan, que es precisamente la razón por la que los cuatro evangelistas nos narran la historia del Bautismo como una suerte de introducción a la historia de Jesús.

Juan no dirigió la atención hacia sí mismo. Más bien, se presentó como una preparación, como un predecesor, como un profeta que preparaba el camino del Señor. Estaba resumiendo en sí mismo gran parte de la historia de Israel, pero resaltando que su historia permanecía abierta, aún sin terminar.

Por todo esto resulta muy poderoso cuando se nos dice que Juan, en cuanto ve a Jesús acercándose para ser bautizado, dice, "Éste es el Cordero de Dios." Para ningún israelita del siglo primero hubiera pasado desapercibido el significado de estas palabras: he aquí aquél que ha venido a ser sacrificado. He aquí el sacrificio, que resumirá, completará, y perfeccionará al Templo. Asimismo, he aquí el cordero pascual, quien concentrará todo el sentido de aquel evento y lo llevará a plenitud.

Es por eso que Juan afirma, "Es necesario que él crezca y que yo disminuya." En otras palabras, la introducción ha sido completada, y la gran ópera acaba de iniciar. La obra preparatoria de Israel ha llegado a su fin, y ahora ha comenzado el reinado del Mesías.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download Our New Parish App!

Our new Our Lady of Good Counsel app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, and helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more.

Help foster a stronger parish life at Our Lady of Good Counsel and better engage the New Evangelization.

Download our app today at myparishapp.com or search your phone's app store for myparish.

 

 

 

¡Descargue nuestro nuevo App de la parroquia!

Esta nueva aplicación ya está disponible para ser descargada en sus teléfonos IPhone y Android. Manténgase conectado con nuestra parroquia durante toda la semana con notificaciones instantáneas, un calendario de eventos de fácil acceso y la capacidad de responder rápidamente o compartir mensajes a través de Facebook o Twitter. También disfrute de funciones  adicionales, como oraciones, lecturas diarias, recordatorios para silenciar su teléfono antes de la misa o la confesión, y mucho más.

Ayude a fomentar una parroquial más dinámica en Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo y lograr una mejor participación de la Nueva Evangelización.

 

Descargue nuestro nuevo App vaya a myparishapp.com o busque en la las aplicaciones de su teléfono en myparish.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's the link for Englins & Spanish:
 
http://faithforwardaurora.org

 

 

 

 

Oprima abajo el enlace para ingles o español:
 
http://faithforwardaurora.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

ROCKFORD DIOCESE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vocation Corner

In chapter four of the poetic tale “The Little Prince” (1943) of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, we find that we as adults many times forget about the important things in life. Focusing more in numbers and results, we forget about people, and the quality of our relationships. Let me quote a couple of paragraphs:

(talking about adults) “When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”

“If you were to say to the grown−ups: "I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof," they would not be able to get any idea of that house at all. You would have to say to them: "I saw a house that cost $1 000,000." Then they would exclaim: "Oh, what a pretty house that is!"

          When we talk about vocations we may be tempted to think in a scientific way with a pragmatically mindset, as if God had to send a memorandum letter to notify us that we are call for a specific vocation. Or we might be tempted to think that answer to a vocation is fulfill in the number of hours, days, or years we have prayed and studied. Rather the call to a vocation and its answers is an encounter, is a relationship. It is the encounter with Jesus Christ present in the sacraments and in his church, and we can’t measure it in numbers.

Fr. Manny Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

        

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL

CATHOLIC SCHOOL 

601 Talma St. Aurora, IL 60505

Phone 630-851-4400    Fax 630-851-8220

www.olgcschoolaurora.org

          

 

 

SCHOOL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISER

Tuesday, December 19th / Martes, 19 de diciembre

Christmas program / Programa de Navidad @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 20th / Miercoles, 20 de diciembre

Early release  / Terminan las clases temprano @ 11:30 a.m.

 

December 21- January 5 / 21 de diciembre - enero 5

Christmas break / Vacaciones de Navidad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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