Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 25, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 25, 2018
Milwaukee - 2:00 p.m., Mass for 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
November 27, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
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November 27, 2018
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 29, 2018
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
December 1, 2018
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
December 1, 2018
Normal - 5:30 p.m., Mass for the Winter Meeting of the State of Illinois Knights of Columbus at Epiphany Catholic Church
December 2, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 2, 2018
Rock Falls - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation for St. Andrew, Rock Falls and St. Mary, Tampico at St. Andrew Church
December 4, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 7, 2018
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Advent Dinner for the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre at the Cathedral
December 9, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

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

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

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

Divorce Survival Group

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

Taize Prayer Service

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deacon Robert "Bob" A. Bracken

Robert “Bob” A. Bracken, 89, of Rockford, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born June 27, 1928 in Akron, Ohio; he was the son of Harold B. and Mary A. (Jamison) Bracken. He married Lois R. Schultz May 22, 1949 in Kewanee.

Bob was a member of Holy Family Catholic, ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 1975 at St. Peter’s Cathedral and a Grand Knight, Counsel 734 in Kewanee. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the age of 60 and went into private… practice.

He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and fisherman who enjoyed spending time with his family. He served his community as a deacon and the night chaplain for Swedish American Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lois Bracken; children, Nancy Baxter, Marc Bracken, Michael (Jill) Bracken, Janet Bracken and Amy (Phil) Justice; grandchildren, Jaime (Jay) Scoby, Kimberly Baxter, Danielle and Matthew Bracken, Ben Bracken, Justine and Nathan McClelland, Adam, Kaysie and Sarah Justice; one great-grandchild, Alexis Scoby.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Keith, Jack and Bernard Bracken.
The family would like to thank OSF Hospice and the staff at River Bluff Nursing Home.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford . Visitation 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Winnebago. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.