Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 20, 2018
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
January 21, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 23, 2018
Amboy - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Patrick, Amboy; St. Mary, Walton; and St. Flannen, Harmon in St. Patrick Church
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January 24, 2018
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
January 26, 2018
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., Respect Life Banquet at Holy Family Church
January 27, 2018
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
January 27, 2018
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., OSF St. Anthony Medical Center’s Pink Ball at Giovanni’s Restaurant
January 28, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 28, 2018
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Patrick Church
January 28, 2018
Rockford - 5:00 p.m., Rockford DCCW Catholic Women of the Year Banquet at Giovanni’s Restaurant
January 30, 2018
Sandwich - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Paul the Apostle Church
February 1, 2018
Woodstock - 10:00 a.m., All County School Mass at Marian Central Catholic High School
February 2, 2018
Sterling - 10:00 a.m., Mass for Sterling Deanery Schools at Newman Central Catholic High School
February 3, 2018
Belvidere - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. James Church
February 4, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 4, 2018
Harvard - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Joseph Church
February 5-7, 2018
Fontana, WI - Winter Clergy Conference for Diocesan Priests at the Abbey
Upcoming Events

Chili/Vegetable Soup Supper

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mass, dinner and talk

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Caritas Scholarship Ball

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Knight of Wine and Beer Tasting

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“One Acts”

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fast and Abstinence Regulations for Lent

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
Catholics age 18 to age 59 are obliged to observe the fast. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.
The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Bishop David Malloy has issued a dispensation for the Feast of St. Patrick on March 17: English | Spanish