Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
August 19-23, 2018
Mundelein - Region VII Bishops' Retreat
August 19, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
August 19, 2018
Huntley - 2:30 p.m., Silver and Gold Mass at St. Mary Church
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August 26, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
August 26, 2018
Algonquin - 11:00 a.m., Mass for the 35th Anniversary of the Church’s Consecration at St. Margaret Mary Church
August 26, 2018
Aurora - 5:00 p.m., Aurora Deanery DCCW, Woman of Inspiration Dinner at Pipers Banquets
September 2, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 5, 2018
Sublette - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sublette; St. Patrick, Maytown; and St. Mary, West Brooklyn at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
September 8, 2018
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
September 9, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 9, 2018
Maple Park - 4:00 p.m., DeKalb Deanery DCCW Women of Inspiration Dinner at Sorrento’s Restaurant
September 11, 2018
Rockford - 11:15 a.m., Presbytery Day at St. Rita Church
Upcoming Events

Edgewood College Art Faculty

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fish Fry

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meditatdive art of Zentangle

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Edgewood College Art Faculty

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pork Chop Corn Boil

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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