Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 19, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 19, 2017
Genoa - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Catherine of Genoa Church
November 21, 2017
Thomson - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Mass at the Thomson Correctional Center
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November 26, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 28, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
November 28, 2017
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 30, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
December 2, 2017
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
December 3, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 7, 2017
Rockford - 6:30 p.m., Advent Dinner of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at Franchesco’s Restaurant
December 10, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 10, 2017
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. James Church
December 11, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 12, 2017
Sterling - 5:00 p.m., Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary Church
Upcoming Events

Quilt Exhibit

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quilt Exhibit

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Study of First Corinthians

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book discussion

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Surviving Divorce

November 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Parish Boundaries
Rev. Phillip A. Kaim,  S.T.L.
Rev. Phillip A. Kaim, S.T.L.
Pastor

Rev. Charles P. Fitzpatrick
Rev. Charles P. Fitzpatrick
Parochial Vicar

Rev. Kenneth P. Wasilewski, S.T.L.
Rev. Kenneth P. Wasilewski, S.T.L.
in residence

Holy Family, Rockford
Rockford Deanery

Rev. Phillip A. Kaim, S.T.L., Pastor
Rev. Charles P. Fitzpatrick, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Kenneth P. Wasilewski, S.T.L., in residence

Deacon Jason Stewart
Deacon Frank Zammuto
Address:
4401 Highcrest Road
Rockford, IL 61107

Website:
www.holyfamilyrockford.org

Email:
HolyFamily-Rockford@RockfordDiocese.org

Phone: (815) 398-4280
Fax: (815) 398-4287

Mass Times:
Sunday:6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Monday:6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday:6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday:6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Thursday:6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Friday:6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Saturday:8:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Holy Day:See church bulletin or website.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 9:00-9:45 a.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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Founded:  1963
Built:  1976
Registered Families:  2525
Church Capacity:  800
History:
In April 1962, Bishop Loras T. Lane established a new parish in the northeast portion of Rockford. The property was to be designated the new cathedral for the Diocese of Rockford and was to be called "Cathedral Parish" until a name was chosen. In the fall of 1963 the eight-grade "Cathedral School" was opened. A convent to house the School Sisters of St. Francis was completed in October 1963. The gymnasium in the school was to serve as a temporary church until the new church was constructed.

Plans for a 14 story high pyramid-like church were drawn up, but due to the high costs and Bishop Lane's untimely death in 1968, the church was not built.

Following his ordination and installation as Bishop of Rockford, Bishop Arthur J. O'Neill consulted with the priests of the Diocese and decided not to proceed with the new cathedral. St. Peter Church in Rockford was designated the cathedral for the Diocese of Rockford and the "Cathedral Parish" was named in honor of the Holy Family.

In August 1973, Bishop O'Neill and Msgr. Meilinger led ground breaking for Holy Family Church. In August 1975 mass was celebrated for the first time in the new parish church. The solemn dedication of the church by Bishop O'Neill was held on June 13, 1976. In 1979 the Harte Parish Center was built and between 1989 and 2001 there were major additions to the school, the Nazareth Adoration Chapel was constructed, and a new pipe organ was installed. The pipe organ was dedicated in 2001 by Bishop Thomas Doran and has 3,199 pipes ranging in size from 2 inches to 32 feet. The pipes were hand made in England, Germany and Holland.