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November 23, 2014
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November 23, 2014
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November 24, 2014
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November 26, 2014 - 12:00pm (Polo)
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20th Annual Great Lakes Catholic Men's Conference - November 22

DeKalb, IL - Holmes Student Center

The 20th Annual Great Lakes Catholic Men's Conference will be held Saturday, November 22, at the Holmes Student Center in DeKalb, IL.

This conference is for men of all ages, irregardless of your state in life or where you are on your faith journey. The Conference includes Mass, Reconciliation, music, popular Catholic vendors, lunch, and time for reflection.

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Appeal Check To Aid School In Rockford

Date: November 6, 2014

St. Edward School in Rockford became the first recipient of funds from the collection called "Catholic Elementary School Financial Support for the Diocese of Rockford."

This collection for needy Catholic elementary schools was included for the first time with all three combined appeals in 2014: the National Appeal (Jan. 18-19), International Appeal (March 8-9) and Mission Appeal collection (Oct 18-19).

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2014 National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education. We are all called to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations and to reflect on our own vocation and strengthen our personal relationship with Christ.

In an effort to promote vocations, the Diocese has recently updated its vocations website along with the associated social media accounts. Click on the links below to find videos, guides, frequently asked questions and other resources to help discern one's vocation.

Visit Our Newly Updated Vocations Site Here!
Stay Up to Date on News and Events by Following Rockford Vocations on Facebook   and Twitter 

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Ministry Day, November 7 - St. Rita, Rockford

Date: October 29, 2014

Ministry Day will take place at St. Rita Parish Center in Rockford on Friday, November 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ministry Day is a practical, four-hour workshop for a pastor and his staff. It is designed to help them provide leadership for the "missionary dynamism" that Pope Francis encourages, making their parish more vital.

Ministry Day features a presenter who provides significant content on how parish leaders may take steps toward becoming a more engaged parish.

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Second Diocesan Youth Summit Rocks

Date: October 26, 2014

Nearly 2,000 junior and senior high school students (plus their chaperones) converged on Boylan Central Catholic High School in Rockford Oct. 26 for the second Catholic Youth Summit sponsored by the Rockford Diocese. The event featured both fun and faith-filled moments, including games and songs, speakers and Mass with Bishop David Malloy. The Q&A session with Bishop Malloy started out with a heavy emphasis on angel questions, but soon broadened to a variety of topics – from the fate of the unbaptized to ways for young people to evangelize.

Look for more in upcoming issues of The Observer and watch video online.

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Hundreds of Couples with Long-Lasting Marriages Honored

Date: October 1, 2014

ROCKFORD—"One of the most attractive elements of silver and that deep down, they never lose their shine. They may have a little tarnish on the outside...but the glitter is always there."

So said Bishop David Malloy to couples celebrating 25, 50 or more years of marriage at the diocese's annual Silver and Gold Mass, Sept. 28, at the Cathedral of St. Peter. More than 200 couples from across the diocese attended the Mass making this year's Silver and Gold celebration the largest gathering since the event began in 1987.

Among those honored were Louis and Agnes Verbout of St. Mary Parish, Sterling, who were the longest-wed couple honored at the Silver and Gold Mass. They have been married 67 years. Janet and Floyd Bennett of Sacred Heart Parish in Sterling were honored for their 65th anniversary. Louis and Janet are brother and sister.

Read more in The Observer Oct. 3.

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All Over the Diocese People are Helping Haiti

Date: August 20, 2014

Parishes and schools often pick special mission projects to focus on. In the Diocese of Rockford, many have opted to help in Haiti. Two of the best known and best supported groups in the diocese are Hope for Haitians and The Haitian Project. Each is planning a Sept. 6 fundraiser in Rockford. "A Night in the Tropics" with Hope for Haitians helps provide better housing and more, while the "Big Get-Together" with The Haitian Project supports Louverture Cleary School in Port-au-Prince. There's plenty of need for everyone to help Haiti.

Read more in The Observer Aug. 22.

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2014 Diocesan Appeal:
"In His Presence"

"I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people."
- Psalm 116:18

We live in God's presence when we give of ourselves to all His people. The Diocesan Appeal helps add power to our gift. By pooling our resources, we can make a difference in our parishes, our diocese and society at large.

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