Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 23-24, 2020
Washington, DC - March for Life
January 26, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 28, 2020
Aurora - 8:10 a.m., Catholic Schools Mass at Aurora Central Catholic High School
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January 31, 2020
West Dundee - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church
February 2, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 2, 2020
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Mass for Scout Sunday at the Cathedral
February 3-5, 2020
Dallas, Texas - National Catholic Bioethics Center Workshop for Bishops
February 6, 2020
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
February 8, 2020
Mount Carroll - 4:00 p.m., Pastoral Visit at SS. John and Catherine Church
February 9, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 9, 2020
Sterling - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
February 10-12, 2020
Fontana, WI - Winter Clergy Conference for Diocesan Priests at The Abbey
Upcoming Events

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Placement test

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

All You Can Eat Chili and Vegetable Soup Supper

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Open House

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Care Givers Coffee

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rockford Diocese Statistical Profile

The Rockford Diocese covers 6,457 square miles of northwestern Illinois. It was established on Sept. 23, 1908.

Its northern boundary is the state line of Illinois and Wisconsin. Its eastern boundary abuts the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet. Its southern boundary abuts the Diocese of Peoria, and its western boundary is the Mississippi River.

The diocese includes 11 counties: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. The diocese includes urban, suburban and rural areas, and in many respects serves as a microcosm of the Catholic Church in the United States.

According to the diocese’s annual general report to the Vatican for the year ending Nov. 2018:

There are 347,626 Catholics in the diocese’s 11-county area.

The diocese includes 104 parishes and one oratory.

It is served by a total of 129 active priests in our diocese, with another 3 serving in other dioceses in the United States.

There are 38 religious priests, 174 permanent deacons, 66 religious women and 7 religious brothers serving in the diocese.

One man was ordained to the priesthood in 2018.

There are 22 men studying for the Rockford diocesan priesthood at various seminaries.

As regards to administration of the sacraments, there were

  • 4,592 infant Baptisms,
  • 193 adult Baptisms,
  • 5,604 First Communions,
  • 5,495 Confirmations
  • 152 persons received into full communion
  • 888 marriages

There were 8,072 children enrolled in the diocese’s 39 grade schools, 3,286 enrolled in its eight high schools(6 diocesan, 2 private), and 26,742 enrolled in parish religious education programs.

For more information about the diocese, contact the Office of Communications & Publications at observer@rockforddiocese.org, call 815-399-4300 or write to the office at 555 Colman Center Dr., P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125.