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.
In Memoriam: Reverend William P. Collins
Reverend William P. Collins, a priest of our diocese for the past 60 years, died Dec. 31, 2016 at Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, where he was a resident. Father was born on August 17, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Thomas Collins and Katherine Kennedy Collins.
Father Collins was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1956, by The Most Reverend Martin McNamara, Bishop of Joliet, at St. Joseph Church in Aurora.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church Street, Rockford. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 5th at the church with rosary at 7:30 p.m. and visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the Mass. Private interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
He attended Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, then St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein. Father's first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Church, McHenry. His other assignments were as Parochial Vicar at St. Edward Church, Rockford; Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Aurora; Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford; Pastor of St. Wendelin Church, Shannon; Director of the Cursillo Movement; Director of Catholic Information and Counseling; Moderator and Chaplain of the Interracial Council and Catholic Inner-City Ministry; Pastor of Saints Peter & Paul Church, Rockford; Director of the Legion of Mary and all Marian Programs for the Diocese; Pastor of St. Mary Church, Rockford; Pastor of St. Patrick Church, Rockford. Father retired from active ministry in May, 2002.
RESPECT LIFE AT ALL STAGES
9 Days for Life 2017
Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 29
9 Days for Life is an annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. Surrounding the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22 (also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade), the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion. However, the novena also highlights many other facets of respecting each other’s God-given dignity, especially by respecting human life at every stage and in every circumstance.
Join together with others and subscribe to receive daily text messages or emails; join the Facebook event or follow the USCCB on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram; download the novena in a printable format; or download the free mobile app.
All options can be accessed at www.9daysforlife.com.
January 23: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22* (also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade) as a particular day of prayer and penance in Dioceses of the United States of America, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.”
*Because January 22 falls on a Sunday this year, the designated observance for 2017 is Monday, January 23.
RESPETE LA VIDA EN TODAS LAS ETAPAS
9 Días por la Vida 2017
Sábado 21 de enero – Domingo 29 de enero, 2017
9 días por la vida, es un período anual de oración y acción centrado en el don de la vida de cada persona. En torno a la Jornada de oración por la protección jurídica de los niños no nacidos, el 22 de enero (también el aniversario de Roe v. Wade), la intención general de la novena es con el fin evitar el aborto. Sin embargo, la novena también destaca muchas otras facetas de respetar la dignidad dada por Dios, especialmente respetando la vida humana en cada etapa y en cada circunstancia. Únase con otros y suscríbase para recibir mensajes de texto o correos electrónicos diarios; Únase al evento de Facebook o seguir el USCCB en Twitter, Facebook o Instagram; Descargar la novena en un formato imprimible; O descargar la aplicación móvil gratuita. Todas las opciones están disponibles en www.9daysforlife.com.
23 de enero: Día de Oración por la protección legal de los niños en el vientre materno
La Ordenación General del Misal Romano (GIRM), 373, designa el 22 de enero *(también el aniversario de Roe vs. Wade) como un día particular de oración y arrepentimiento, llamado “Día de Oración por la protección legal de los niños en el vientre materno”:
Hay varios recursos en línea para ayudar a observar este día: opciones de lectura para la misa, ayudas para la homilía, intercesiones y otros materiales para la oración a favor de la vida
*Debido a que el 22 de enero cae en un domingo este año, se observará el lunes 23 de enero.
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If you have any questions about this program please call the parish office.
This annual Appeal supports all of our diocesan ministries and programs like these: Help to those in crisis - Protection for the vulnerable - Training lay ministers - Support for retired priests - Sacramental preparation for all ages - Diversity outreach and many other vital ministries in our diocese. Thank you to all who have made a pledge so far! We have a ways to go in order to make our goal. 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!
OLGC SCHOOL NEWS
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
PRESCHOOL– 8th. GRADE
Call the principal Mrs. Karen Behrns or
Norma Heredia at 630-851-4400
for a tour or go to the web-site
Save the Date the
Free Throws with Father
is coming to OLGC School
on January 21, 2017
Noon to 3 p.m.
All (kids and adults) are welcome to test
their free throw skills against
Fr. Timothy & Fr. Yovanny
($2.00 cost per game)
Proceeds to benefit the cafeteria table fund
Kids ages 9 to 14 are eligible to enter the
Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest
Plus Kona Ice will be here!
Sponsored by OLGC Home & School &
the Knights of Columbus
OPEN HOUSE INVITATION
Please join us for our 3 yr old Preschool--8th grade
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
in the School Gym
Come see what Our Lady of Good Counsel
has to offer and what makes it such a special place.
tour of the school and information will be available.
Registration information will be available
for the upcomming 2017-2018 school year.
EVERYDAY WAYS SUPPORT
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL
Red Robin ‐ Burgers for Better Schools
Join Red Robin’s Royalty program and select Our Lady of Good Counsel School as your school of choice. Red Robin will donate an amount equal to 1% of your total sales to Our Lady of Good Counsel School.
Go to REDROBIN.COM/BETTER SCHOOLS to help Our Lady of Good Counsel earn free money.
Oﬃce Max/Oﬃce Depot
When you purchase qualifying supplies from Oﬃce Max/ Oﬃce Depot, Our Lady of Good Counsel will earn a 5% credit toward free school supplies. Provide our school code70030107 at time of purchase.
Box Tops for Education
You can help raise money for Our Lady of Good Counsel by saving Box Tops for Education labels from any hundreds of varieties of products. Simply save the Box Tops for Education. Our Lady of Good Counsel
School has contests throughout the year to see which class can collect the most Box Tops for Education. Watch for contest details in the Wednesday Notes posted on School Speak. Box Tops for Education are redeemed by Our Lady of Good Counsel School for money.
Tyson Project A+ Program.
Do you eat Tyson chicken products? Simply save Tyson Project A+ labels from any one of the varieties of Tyson products and help Our Lady of Good Counsel School earn money. Yearly contests are held to see which class can collect the most Tyson Project A+’s labels. Contest details are posted in the Wednesday Notes on School Speak.
THESE ARE SMALL ACTS THAT CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE AT OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL