Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
February 22, 2020
Belvidere - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. James Church
February 23, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 23, 2020
DeKalb - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at Christ the Teacher Church
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February 24, 2020
Lena - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Joseph, Lena; St. Joseph, Apple River; and St. Ann, Warren at St. Joseph Church
February 26, 2020
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Ash Wednesday Mass for All Saints Catholic Academy at St. James Church
February 27-28, 2020
Washington, DC - USCCB Committee Meetings
February 29, 2020
Rockford - Rite of Election at the Cathedral – English at 10:00 a.m. and Spanish at 12:30 p.m.
March 1, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
March 1, 2020
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at Holy Family Church
March 2, 2020
Hampshire - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Charles Borromeo Church
March 3, 2020
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting
March 3, 2020
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting
March 5, 2020
Woodstock - 1:30 p.m., School Mass at Marian Central Catholic High School
March 8, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
March 9-11, 2020
Washington, DC - USCCB Committee Meetings
Upcoming Events

Lenten Weekend Retreat

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - February 23 @ 1:00 pm

Lights, Camera, Faith

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CCWL Pre-Lenten Mass & Reflection

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mardi Gras Bingo

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Care-Givers Coffee

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Most Reverend Donald M. Carroll, D.D.
Fifth Bishop of Rockford

Portrait of Bishop-elect Donald M. Carroll

 

Donald Martin Carroll was born on November 25, 1909, in Chicago, the son of John and Margaret Boland Carroll. He received a Catholic education first at Blessed Sacrament Parish school, then at Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, and finally at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois. Donald Carroll was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by George Cardinal Mundelein on April 7, 1934, at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.

The newly ordained Father Carroll was assigned to pursue post-graduate studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he obtained a doctorate in Canon Law in 1937. Upon his return to the United States, Father Carroll was appointed to serve in the ArchdiocesanMatrimonial Tribunal and he was appointed at the same time the Assistant for Visitation Parish in Chicago. Father Carroll faithfully and ably fulfilled the responsibilities of both assignments for the next five years.

In 1942, he was appointed to be a secretary at the Apostolic Delegation in Washington, D.C., and while serving in this post, he also served as a chaplain at St. Ann’s Infant Home in Washington, D.C. His appointment by Pope Pius XII to be the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Rockford was announced in Washington, D.C. and in Rockford on June 27, 1956.

Bishop-elect DonaldM. Carroll’s consecration had been scheduled for August 30, 1956, but due to his illness was delayed. The nature of Monsignor Carroll’s illness made it necessary for him to resign the See of Rockford on September 25, 1956. Monsignor Carroll was appointed Pastor of St. Edmund Parish, Oak Park, Illinois, where he served until January 1967, when he was appointed the Chaplain for Columbus Hospital in Chicago where he remained until his retirement.

The Right Reverend Monsignor Donald M. Carroll, Bishop-elect as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, died on Thursday, January 3, 2002, at age 92. Francis Cardinal George,OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, celebrated his funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at St. Timothy Parish, Chicago, with several auxiliary bishops of Chicago concelebrating.