Daily Scripture Readings
Top O' The Morning
Saint Of The Day
Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
August 29, 2016
Marengo - 5:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Father William Antillon at Sacred Heart Church
August 30, 2016
Galena - 5:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Fr. David Reese for St. Michael, Galena; St. Mary, Galena; and Holy Trinity, Scales Mound, at St. Michael Church
September 4, 2016
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Protecting God's Children
Lumen Fidei
The Observer
Calendar of Events
Catholic Divorce Recovery Program
September 1, 2016 - 6:45pm (Huntley)
Fish Boil
September 2, 2016 - 4:30pm (Apple River)
Corn Boil & Pork Chop Dinner
September 4, 2016 - 12:00pm (Durand)
Labor Day Mass
September 5, 2016 - 10:00am (Maytown)
August 2016

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Read the Catechism
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: