Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
September 23, 2017
Crystal Lake - 8:45 a.m., Blue Mass for First Responders of McHenry County at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
September 24, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 25, 2017
Geneva - 7:00 p.m., Talk on Fatima at St. Peter Church
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September 27, 2017
Rockford - 6:30 p.m., Knights of the Round Table Recognition Dinner at Hoffman House Restaurant
September 28, 2017
Huntley - 9:30 a.m., Diocesan Ministry Day at St. Mary Church
October 1, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 1, 2017
Aurora - 11:00 a.m., Mass and Dedication of new Fountain and Blessing of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Guadalupe Statues at Sacred Heart Church
October 1, 2017
Aurora - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at Holy Angels Church
October 4, 2017
Crystal Lake - 7:50 a.m., School Mass for 90th Anniversary of Parish School at St. Thomas the Apostle, Pierson Street Church
October 5, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Mass for Diocesan Clergy Retreat at Bishop Lane Retreat Center
October 7, 2017
Johnsburg - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. John the Baptist Church
October 8, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 8, 2017
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Bernadette Church
October 10, 2017
Sterling - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan High School Institute at Newman Central Catholic High School
October 10, 2017
Somonauk - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. John the Baptist Church
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Archived Articles


In Memoriam: Reverend Edward R. Hughes

Date: June 3, 2017

The Chancery received word Saturday morning, June 3, 2017, that Reverend Edward R. Hughes, died at Heritage House, Mendota, Illinois. Father was born on January 19, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward J. and Irene (Rowland) Hughes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sublette, IL at 11:00AM. Visitation will be from 4PM-7:00PM Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the church with rosary at 7:00PM and visitation from 10:00AM-10:45AM at the church prior to the Mass. Interment will be at the parish cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, 303 E. Main Street, Amboy, IL.

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Bishop Emeritus Thomas G. Doran Has Died at Age 80

ROCKFORD, IL - The Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at his residence in Presence Cor Mariae here. Bishop Doran was 80 years of age.

Bishop Doran was appointed the eighth Bishop of the Rockford Diocese on April 19, 1994 and served until he retired on March 20, 2012. He was the second native born priest of the Rockford Diocese to serve as its bishop.

Funeral arrangements are being completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Rockford. Services for Bishop Doran will be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St., Rockford. Public viewing of the body of Bishop Doran will be Thursday, September 8 beginning with evening prayer at 4 p.m. with viewing to continue until 8 p.m. Public viewing will also be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Bishop Doran's funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy and priests of the Rockford Diocese on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. It will be live streamed here on our website.

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Click here to read Bishop Malloy's homily from Bishop Doran's funeral

Click here to watch the video from Bishop Doran's funeral



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In Memoriam: Reverend Monsignor William J. Clausen, STL

Date: August 15, 2016

The Chancery received word Monday, August 15, 2016, that Reverend Monsignor William J. Clausen, STL, died this morning at Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, where he was a resident. Monsignor was born on June 25, 1936, in Freeport, Illinois, to John Thomas and Cecilia Margaret Pettit Clausen.

Monsignor Clausen was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 1962 by Most Reverend Loras Lane. He attended St. Thomas Catholic High School, Rockford (1950-52), and Sacred Heart, Geneva, Illinois (1953-55). He then attended college at Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales Corners, Wisconsin (1954-55) and St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois (1955-58), and seminary at St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein (1958-62). Monsignor was first assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Harvard, Illinois (1962-64); St. Mary Parish, Pecatonica,Illinois (1964-65); St. Joseph Parish, Elgin, Illinois (1965-69); St. Anne Parish, Dixon, Illinois(1969-71), St. Patrick Parish, Rochelle, Illinois (1971-1974).

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Bishop Malloy Asks for Prayers to End Violence and Terrorism

Date: June 13, 2016

Statement from Bishop David Malloy:

I ask all people to join with Archbishop Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops who said that “Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is.

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Click here to read Bishop Malloy's Full Statement in Spanish
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Statement from the Diocese of Rockford Regarding the Arrest of Father Alfredo Pedraza

Date: February 11, 2016

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Fun Week Ahead

Date: January 29, 2016

Best wishes for a wonderful Catholic Schools Week to all our Catholic schools.

See today’s issue of The Observer for photos of Catholic school students living their faith, knowledge and service.
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Diocesan Receptionist Wins Trip to See Pope

Date: September 24, 2015

Nancie Brown, receptionist at the Rockford Diocesan Administration Center, won a trip from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Philadelphia from Sept. 24-27. Besides airfare and hotel, the trip includes special seating tickets to the pope’s talk at the World Meeting of Families.

She entered the contest, which awarded this one and only trip, at the USCCB website at the urging of a co-worker friend.

Watch The Observer newspaper and Facebook pages for photos and stories of diocesan Catholics who travelled to see the pope during his U.S. tour.
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Bishop Malloy Greets Pope Francis

Date: September 23, 2015

Bishop Malloy, representing Region 7 of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops greets Pope Francis today at St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
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