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.
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
Deacon Jhonatan Sarmiento
NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL BUEN CONSEJO
Le da la bienvenida
al Diacono Jhonatan Sarmiento
- Every Monday, there will be a Liturgy of the Word with Communion Service at 8 a.m.
Fortnight for Freedom
June 21 to July 4
The theme this year – Freedom for Mission
Pray, Reflect, Act
We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 21 - July 4 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.
Quincena por la Libertad
21 de junio al 4 de julio
El tema de este año—Libertad por las Misiones Rezar, reflexionar, Ley
Estamos llamados a seguir a Cristo como discípulos misioneros mediante la búsqueda de la verdad, servir a los demás, y vivir nuestra fe en todo lo que hacemos. Tomemos unos momentos cada día del 21 de junio - 4 de julio de orar, reflexionar y tomar una decisión sobre la libertad religiosa, tanto aquí en este país y en el extranjero
2017-2018 Religious Education Registration
in the Parish Center
Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27, 2017
from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2017-2018 Registraciones para la Religion Catolica
en el Centro de la parroquia
Lunes 26 de junio y Martes, 27 de junio, 2017
de 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2017 Summer Vocation Camps and Retreats
at Bishop Lane Retreat Center
7708 E. McGregor Rd.
Rockford, IL 61102
Exploring vocations is an exciting and rewarding experience. The Diocese of Rockford's Office of Vocation's camps and retreats turn these experiences into fun, informative and prayerful events. You'll grow in your relationship with the Lord as you begin to discover the great plans He has laid before you. While these events focus on the vocations to priesthood and religious life, all young men and women are invited who want to dive deeper with the Lord and begin discovering their own vocation.
July 16-19, 2017
Young Women's Camp and Retreat
St. Therese Camp and Retreat is for young women interested in learning, exploring and praying about the great vocations to which the Lord calls you. Young women entering 7th grade through college age are invited to attend. There will be separate discussion groups for young women 18 years of age and older.
We are blessed to have a number of religious communities present for the entire camp and retreat.
For information, please contact Fr. Romke or Dorothea at the Office of Vocations at (815) 399‐4300 ext. 375.
Our Lady of Good Counsel wish to offer our
Congratulations to the Class of 2017
Congratulations to Our first Communicants!
Congratulation to the 130 children who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 6 and May 13, 2017.
16 from OLGC School
114 from OLGC Religious Education
Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their spiritual journey.
We are so grateful for the whole First Holy Communion team that prepared the children for this Sacrament.
Congratulations to all of you and their families.
The Lord Is With Us
Dear Friends in Christ:
The theme of this year’s annual appeal is a powerful one indeed …
“The Lord is With Us.”
We walk with the Lord in so many ways from the time we are made and born in God’s image until the time we are called back to him at the end of our days. During our lives we are also called in many ways to help others walk with Christ too.
Knowing that Christ is part of the very fabric of our lives also compels us to reach out to others with our time, talent and resources. Our faith calls us to encourage the faith of those around us and assist the needs of those most vulnerable so they too can share in the comfort of knowing The Lord is With Us.
Our spiritual commitment to the Catholic faith engages each of us in spirt and in body. In spirit, we believe and live everything conveyed to us from Jesus and through the Catholic Church. In body, we seek to bring Jesus and our faith to the needy and to the world. In the Diocese of Rockford, that work takes many forms in many different ministries whether it be through Catholic Charities, Life and Family Evangelization, Young Adult and Youth Ministry, Catholic Schools, Vocations, the Tribunal or my own ministry as bishop.
When our young people experience the presence of the Lord each year at the Youth Summit, it is because you have invested in their faith and their future.
Your commitment to share faith through your resources makes it possible for our Life and Family Evangelization Office to teach and prepare men and women for the fullness of God’s plan as faith-filled husbands, wives and mothers and fathers as they are called to marriage.
Your support for our 22 seminarians studying for the priesthood assures the future of our faith and the ability to teach and minister to the body and soul of all Catholics as we called to serve others in our diocese and in our world.
All those efforts bring the faith to others in one form or another on your behalf. That, of course, requires our financial commitment. And we fulfill that commitment through our support of the Diocesan Annual Appeal.
Participating in the 2017 Diocesan Appeal is a powerful way to make sure the larger family of your Church carries on the work of Jesus in a world that desperately needs our witness. All our gifts, whether they be gifts of treasure or our active presence in and love for the Body of Christ, help further Christ’s mission in your parish and in your diocese.
Thank you for your generosity to Diocesan Appeal and for your help in sharing the good news that the Lord is indeed with us in this world and the next.
In the love of Jesus Christ, I remain,
The Most Reverend David J. Malloy
Bishop of Rockford
Thank you for your donations to DSA. If you have not made a pledge, please know it isn’t too late to support the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal by contributing toward our parish’s goal. Pledge envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the Church.
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!
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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