Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 19, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 19, 2017
Genoa - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Catherine of Genoa Church
November 21, 2017
Thomson - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Mass at the Thomson Correctional Center
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November 26, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 28, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
November 28, 2017
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 30, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
December 2, 2017
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
December 3, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 7, 2017
Rockford - 6:30 p.m., Advent Dinner of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at Franchesco’s Restaurant
December 10, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 10, 2017
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. James Church
December 11, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 12, 2017
Sterling - 5:00 p.m., Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary Church
Upcoming Events

Quilt Exhibit

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quilt Exhibit

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Study of First Corinthians

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book discussion

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Surviving Divorce

November 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Memorial to Serve Profound Purpose

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On May 24, Bishop David Malloy dedicated and blessed a simple, elegant memorial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk. The stone at Mary’s Garden of Holy Innocence and a rock bench before it now provide a place for families to mourn the death of their children under 21 weeks’ gestation who died due to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancies. Tiny caskets (padded ‘burial cradles’) are available for those children’s remains. Families have the option to have their baby’s name and birth year engraved on the granite tablet pictured here, whether or not those children were buried at the site. This service is available to parishioners and any family in the community regardless of faith. Except for engraving, the costs will be covered by St. John the Baptist Parish.

See more in the June 2 issue of The Observer.