Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
December 8-12, 2018
Rome - Visit with Diocesan Seminarians
December 13, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., St. Anthony College of Nursing Baccalaureate Services at Holy Family Church
December 14, 2018
Chicago - 8:30 a.m., Provincial Meeting at the Archdiocese of Chicago
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December 15, 2018
Sterling - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Sacred Heart Church
December 15, 2018
Huntley - 7:00 p.m., Mass for Simbang Gabi Celebration at St. Mary Church
December 16, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 18, 2018
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., Rockford Legatus Chapter Dinner Meeting at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 23, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 25, 2018
Rockford - 12:00 a.m., Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral
December 25, 2018
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Mass at the Winnebago County Jail
Upcoming Events

2018 Advent Retreat

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 9:00 pm

Busy Person’s Advent Retreat

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Nativities of the World”

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

WCFS 88.7 FM

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Busy Person’s Advent Retreat

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Diocesan Offices


A bishop, by divine institution, carries on the work of the apostles. By reason of episcopal consecration, he shares in the triple apostolic function of a teacher of doctrine, a priest of sacred worship, and minister of church government. Bishops are responsible to act in council to guide the Church. The bishop to whom a particular or local church is entrusted is called a diocesan bishop or a residential bishop. All other bishops receive Titular Sees over which they exercise no pastoral authority.

When the pastoral needs of a diocese or archdiocese warrant it, an auxiliary bishop may be assigned to aid the residential bishop in governing his diocese. An auxiliary bishop is assigned when the residential bishop needs assistance in carrying out his duties because of ill health, advanced age, or amount of work. An auxiliary bishop does not have the right of succession within his diocese.

In special circumstances, such as the advanced age or ill health of a diocesan bishop, a coadjutor bishop may be appointed to assist the principal bishop of a diocese. Coadjutor bishops have the right of succession in the diocese of their appointment from the time the See becomes vacant upon the death or retirement of its bishop.

About Bishop David J. Malloy

Chancery Documents and Forms

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7044
Rockford, IL 61125

(815) 399-4300
FAX: (815) 399-5266

Rev. Msgr. Glenn L. Nelson, J.C.L.

Rev. Msgr. Glenn L. Nelson, J.C.L.

Ellen B. Lynch

Rev. Matthew M. Bergschneider, J.C.L.

Ellen B. Lynch

Reverend Jonathan Bakkelund

Deacon Thomas F. McKenna

Tammy White
Secretary to Bishop Malloy

Jaki Parsons
Secretary to Msgr. Nelson

Sally Arndt
Secretary to Ellen Lynch