Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 29, 2017
St. Charles - 9:30 a.m., Mass for Totally Yours Evangelization Conference at Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center
April 30, 2017
Huntley - 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
May 2, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Jubliee Mass for Diocesan Priests at St. Rita Church
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May 2, 2017
Hanover - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. John the Evangelist, Hanover and St. Mary, Elizabeth at St. John Church
May 3, 2017
Woodstock - 6:30 p.m., Mass for Celebration of the Feast of the Holy Cross of Redemption at St. Mary Church
May 4, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
May 5, 2017
St. Charles - 6:00 p.m., Confirmation for St. Joseph Church, Elgin at St. Patrick Church
May 6, 2017
Sugar Grove - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. Katharine of Drexel Church
May 6, 2017
Prophetstown - 6:00 p.m., Mass for 100th Anniversary of Dedication of St. Catherine Parish at St. Catherine Church
May 7, 2017
DeKalb - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
May 8, 2017
St. Charles - 6:00 p.m., Mass and Dedication of Altar and Altar Stone at St. Patrick Church (Cedar Street church)
May 9, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
May 9, 2017
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
May 10, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Catholic Women's League Annual Mass for Peace and Installation of Officers at Corpus Christi Monastery
May 10, 2017
Loves Park - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Bridget Church
May 13, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Mass for the Sacred Order to the Priesthood at the Cathedral
May 14, 2017
Champaign - 10:30 a.m., Graduation Mass for the University of Illinois at St. John Catholic Newman Center
May 16, 2017
St. Charles - 7:00 p.m., Commencement Ceremony for St. Edward Central Catholic High School at St. Patrick Church
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Sat 29

25-year Jubilee

April 29 @ 4:30 pm - April 30 @ 10:30 am
Sun 30

Fine Arts Festival

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rockford
May 03

Blingo

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Aurora

Our Mission

We, the People of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, are called by the Father through baptism to be the new People of God. United in faith and relying on the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit, we have access to the redeeming love of Jesus, the Christ, and are called to share in his mission to proclaim the Reign of God in Word, Sacrament and Service.

Our Vision

We, the Diocese of Rockford, are a community of Catholic believers in 11 Northern Illinois counties. Blessed with great cultural and ethnic diversity and representing a wide range of social and economic backgrounds, we share a bond of faith in Jesus Christ.

We are called in baptism through the Church to be light and salt to a world in need of hope. We are commissioned by Jesus to go out and bear fruit in his name that all may have life and have it in abundance.

We are a pilgrim people who together are constantly drawn to conversion of heart and the transformation of human structures. Thus, our lives become a social, intellectual, moral and spiritual passage toward the fullness of Life: Jesus Christ, without whom religious activity becomes meaningless.

Our mission, then, is integral evangelization: to proclaim the Good News of salvation in word and deed, putting ourselves at God’s service in turning human hearts, attitudes, values and structures to the Reign of God.

We affirm His Reign wherever human beings consciously strive to live the ideal of the Gospel in concert with Jesus and we commit ourselves to seeking the fullness of His Reign.

As an evangelizing people set on God’s Reign, we affirm the primary values of justice, freedom and truth as we work to enjoy the fruits of the Spirit; love, joy and peace.

Set as we are, on a journey of faith as the people of the Diocese of Rockford, we take upon ourselves the Gospel call to ever simplify our lives and structures so that Jesus the Lord is always visible and central to our vision.

In an age and place where the gift of individuality often grows into the curse of individualism, leaving people uprooted, we affirm the special grace of small intentional communities, where the Christian life can be lived on a deep level of faith-sharing, prayer and commitment to action.

We are a sacramental people who proclaim and bear witness to the truth that God’s grace permeates all of life, human and divine, and we work to draw all Creation to God’s Reign.

We are a consecrated people who, united with our shepherd, the Bishop of Rockford, make up a spiritual family whose faith is nourished by the sacramental life of the Church, especially, the Eucharist. Our pilgrim journey begins in the human family where the love of God is first revealed. Growing in grace, we come to realize that our lives and our destiny are also rooted in the larger families of parish, diocese, Universal Church and, indeed, the whole community.

As the Diocesan Church, we participate in the mission of the Universal Church, Christ’s own mission: “Christ was sent by the Father ‘to bring good news to the poor…to heal the contrite heart'(Lk. 4:18), ‘to seek and to save what was lost'(Lk.19:10)” [Documents of Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, #8].
March 25, 1988