Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
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
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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
December 30, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 2-8, 2019
Mundelein - Bishops' Retreat at Mundelein Seminary
January 6, 2019
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Holy Family Church
January 9, 2019
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
January 13, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 13, 2019
Sterling - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
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Parish Boundaries
Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv
Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv
Pastor

Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv
Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv
Parochial Vicar

St. Anthony, Rockford
Rockford Deanery

Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv, Pastor
Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Peter Addotta
Address:
1010 Ferguson Street
Rockford, IL 61102

Website:
www.stanthonyrockford.org

Email:
StAnthony-Rockford@RockfordDiocese.org

Phone: (815) 965-2761
Fax: (815) 968-2798

Mass Times:
Sunday:7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Monday:8:00 a.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m.
Saturday:4:30 p.m.
Holy Day:See church bulletin or website.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
After daily Mass
Saturday: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Or by appointment

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Founded:  1910
Built:  1930
Registered Families:  922
Church Capacity:  500
History:
In 1906, the Reverend Anthony Marchesano came to America from Italy to visit his parents in Chicago. In 1909, Bishop Muldoon, in view of the constantly growing Italian community in Rockford, conferred with Father Marchesano and he agreed to come to Rockford to help establish the parish of St. Anthony.

Many of the Italian immigrants were from Veneto, Ferentino (near Rome) and various places in Sicily, who tended to settle in South Rockford. Some of the early parishioners also came to Rockford from farms in Louisiana and coal mines in the LaSalle/Peru area.

Father Marchesano oversaw the building of the first church in 1910, but he died before the completion of the current church in 1930. In 1933, upon the request of Bishop Hoban, the Conventual Franciscans arrived to minister to this community.

Although the descendants of the original Italian immigrants are now dispersed throughout the greater Rockford area, St. Anthony remains an Italian national parish. It is also the home parish for a growing number of Hispanics, who now make up the majority of the parish's neighborhood.