Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
September 25, 2018
Aurora - 9:00 a.m., School Mass and Dunham Foundation Grant Presentation at St. Rita of Cascia Church
September 26, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 p.m., Knights of the Round Table Recognition Dinner at Hoffman House Restaurant
September 28, 2018
Rock Falls - 8:15 a.m., School Mass at St. Andrew Church
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September 29, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Mass for the Sacred Order of the Permanent Diaconate at the Cathedral
September 30, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 30, 2018
Sterling - 10:00 a.m., Mass for the 60th Anniversary of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Sterling/Rock Falls at St. Mary Church
October 2, 2018
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
October 7, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Silent Retreat

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 2:00 pm

Divorced and Healing

September 25 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Bible Study

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Flyover Country: A Poetry Reading

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

40 Days for Life

September 26

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.