Daily Scripture Readings
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Saint Of The Day
Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
July 4, 2015
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Mass at St. Rita Church
July 5, 2015
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
July 5, 2015
Aurora - 3:30 p.m., Blessing for the Sacred Heart Food & Music Festival at Sacred Heart Church
Protecting God's Children
Lumen Fidei
The Observer
Religious Liberty
Calendar of Events
Cemetery Mass
July 4, 2015 - 8:30am (Aurora)
Blood drive
July 7, 2015 - 12:30pm (Dixon)
Season of Hope
July 9, 2015 - 6:30pm (Loves Park)
July 12, 2015 - 12:30pm (Chicago)
July 2015

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For Your Marriage
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Marriage and Family Life
Marriage and Family Life

Marriage is, and always has been, an integral and intricate part of God's plan. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman and is truly a gift from God.

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." (CC 1601)

For more about marriage and family life in the Diocese of Rockford,
visit the Office of Family Life website at,
call 815-399-4300, or send email to the director of the Life & Family Evangelization Office, Jennifer Collins

To learn more about the vocation of marriage in the Catholic Church:

For Marriage Preparation: