Daily Scripture Readings
Top O' The Morning
Saint Of The Day
Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 4, 2014
Rockford - 11:30 a.m., Talk to the Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of the Rockford Diocese at St. Rita Parish
October 4, 2014
Rockford - 4:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
October 5, 2014
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Protecting God's Children
Lumen Fidei
The Observer
Religious Liberty
Calendar of Events
Benefit banquet
October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm (Bartlett)
Shepherd's gifts
October 4, 2014 - 9:00am (Freeport)
WWME fall dance
October 4, 2014 - TBA (Waukesha, Wis.)
Walk to Remember
October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm (Rockford)
October 2014

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Where Do I Call Home?
For Your Marriage
Por Tu Matrimonio

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: