Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
March 24, 2018
Carpentersville - 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Confirmation at St. Monica Church
March 25, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral
March 25, 2018
Aurora - 6:00 p.m., Palm Sunday Mass and Blessing of New Church Addition at Sacred Heart Church
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March 25, 2018
DeKalb - 9:00 p.m., Palm Sunday Mass at Christ the Teacher University Parish
March 28, 2018
Rockford - 5:00 p.m., Mass for Diocesan Vocations “Dinner in the Upper Room” at the Cathedral
March 29, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
March 29, 2018
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Cathedral
March 30, 2018
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Aurora Deanery Living Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart Parish
March 30, 2018
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Passion of the Lord at the Cathedral
March 31, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral
April 1, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral
April 1, 2018
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Easter Sunday Mass at the Winnebago County Jail
April 3, 2018
Warren - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Ann, Warren; St. Joseph, Lena; and St. Joseph, Apple River at St. Ann Church
April 4, 2018
Hampshire - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Charles Borromeo, Hampshire; St. Mary the Assumption, Maple Park; and SS. Peter & Paul, Virgil at St. Charles Borromeo Church
Upcoming Events

Spring/Primavera 2018

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - March 25 @ 6:00 pm

Sisters of Providence Associate

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Space and Spirit” Artwork

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sinsinawa Art Gallery

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stations of the Cross

March 23 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Father Donald DeSalvo

SANDWICH--Father Donald D. DeSalvo died here Feb. 28 at the age of 80.
Father was born March 21, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dominic and Virginia (Wawrzyniak) DeSalvo.

Father DeSalvo attended high school at Blue Island High School in Oak Lawn, Thornton Junior College, Harvey, and Chicago Medical Technology School, Chicago, where he completed studies to become a medical technician. He worked in two hospitals and, when inducted into the army, was a medic at Irwin Army Hospital in Fort Riley, Kan. He then attended the Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., where he completed studies for the priesthood. He was ordained May 10, 1969 by Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill at St. Joseph Parish in Aurora.

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Diocese of Rockford joins USCCB In National Call-in Day For Dreamers on February 26

The Diocese of Rockford joins with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ President, Vice President, and Migration Chair in encouraging Catholics to join in a National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26.

Below is the press release issued by the USCCB regarding this event. All Catholics are encouraged to participate in this call to action and invite their friends and family to do the same.

Press Release
Ash Wednesday

Bishop David Malloy blesses ashes for use at the Cathedral of St. Peter on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. He gave the Cathedral School children ideas for their Lenten sacrifices in his homily and spoke of the importance of the holy season.
Preparing for Lent

Martha Hutt and Phyllis Stadtmueller of the Catholic Women’s League coordinated this year’s CWL Pre-Lenten Morning of Reflection, held at the Cathedral of St. Peter on Feb. 13. The Mardi Gras themed luncheon followed Mass and a talk on How to Make a Good Lent by Father Stephen St. Jules, rector at the Cathedral. His talk on “the great opportunity of Lent” reminded the around 170 in attendance that Lenten efforts should be individually-decided upon with growing closer to God as the motivation.
Scout Awards Given on Scout Sunday

Deacon Steven Fox smiles after receiving the St. George Emblem at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford on Scout Sunday, Feb. 4. Deacon Fox and Dr. Jeffrey Royce were awarded this high honor after more than 100 Scouts from across the diocese received a variety of religious awards from Scout chaplain, Father Colin Easton. See the Feb. 9 issue of The Observer for more photos and a list of the honorees.
Catholics Honored

The Brian Knabe family, pictured, was among Catholics honored at the Jan. 19 ecumenical Life Breakfast at Giovanni’s. Also honored, posthumously, were Neal Rylatt (for his work against abortion) and Max Von Arx (for his care of special needs and homeless persons). Both families received the honors on their behalf. See more in the Jan. 26 edition of The Observer.
Marching for Life in the Midwest

The March for Life Chicago took place at the Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago on Jan. 14. Groups attended from several Midwest states and many Illinois cities including a group of close to 40 people from the St. Charles area. Other organized groups traveled in from the Crystal Lake area and Huntley. Read more in The Observer’s Jan. 19 issue.

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