Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 20, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 21, 2019
Aurora - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
January 23, 2019
Freeport - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Mary and St. Joseph Parishes at St. Mary Church
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January 25, 2019
Rockford - 8:15 a.m., School Mass at St. Rita Church
January 25, 2019
Rockford - 6:00 p.m., Respect Life Banquet at Holy Family Church
January 27, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 27, 2019
Genoa - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Catherine of Genoa Church
January 27, 2019
Rockford - 5:00 p.m., Rockford DCCW Catholic Woman of the Year Banquet at Giovanni’s Restaurant
January 30, 2019
Richmond - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Joseph, Richmond, and Christ the King, Wonder Lake at St. Joseph Church
February 1, 2019
Sterling - 10:00 a.m., Sterling Deanery All Schools Mass at Newman Central Catholic High School
February 3, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 3, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Scout Sunday at the Cathedral
February 4-6, 2019
Fontana, WI - 12:00 a.m., Winter Clergy Conference for Diocesan Priests at The Abbey
Upcoming Events

Sinsinawa Family Arts and Crafts Show

January 4 @ 10:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm

GriefShare

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Consecrated Life

Consecrated Life The word “consecrated” means “to be set apart.” Therefore, consecrated persons are “set apart” from the duties of married life and family life to love and live for God and His Church.

Since the early First Century, men and women have given their lives to Christ. We read this in Sacred Scripture in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles as we learn about the call of the Apostles and the witness of the martyrs.

“The state of consecrated life is thus one way of experiencing a “more intimate” consecration, rooted in Baptism and dedicated totally to God. In the consecrated life, Christ’s faithful, moved by the Holy Spirit, propose to follow Christ more nearly, to give themselves to God who is loved above all and, pursuing the perfection of charity in the service of the Kingdom, to signify and proclaim in the Church the glory of the world to come.” (CCC 916)

The Rockford Diocese is very fortunate to have many religious communities of men and women serving God through its people.

Religious Communities of Men

Religious Communities of Women

Consecrated Virgins

From apostolic times Christian virgins and widows, called by the Lord to cling only to him with greater freedom of heart, bodies, and spirit, have decided with the Church’s approval to live in the respective states of virginity or perpetual chastity for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven. (CC 922)

As with other forms of consecrated life, the order of virgins establishes the woman living in the world (or the nun) in prayer, penance, service of her brethren, and apostolic activity, according to the state of life and spiritual gifts given to her. Consecrated virgins can form themselves into associations to observe their commitment more faithfully. (CC 924)

Consecrated Virgins in the Diocese of Rockford

Miss Helen Reier
(847) 890-5494
627-B West Main Street
Cary, IL 60013

Miss Rheta Zellner
(815) 399-1682
818 Fitch Road
Rockford, IL 61109