Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 20, 2017
Hillside - 10:00 a.m., Board Meeting of the Catholic Conference of Illinois at the Archdiocese of Chicago
October 21, 2017
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. Rita of Cascia Church
October 22-28, 2017
Rome, Italy - Visit with Diocesan Seminarians at The Pontifical North American College
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October 22, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 29, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 29, 2017
Rockford - 10:45 a.m., Mass for the Catholic Youth Summit at Rock Valley College
November 1, 2017
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Mass at Boylan Central Catholic High School
November 2, 2017
Rockford - 12:00 p.m., All Souls' Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery
November 5, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 5, 2017
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Ministry Formation Certificate Ceremony at the Cathedral
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Parish Boundaries
Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv
Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv
Pastor

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Brother James Dufrense, OFM Conv
Assisting in Parish Ministry

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Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv
Parochial Vicar

St. Anthony, Rockford
Rockford Deanery

Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv, Pastor
Brother James Dufrense, OFM Conv, Assisting in Parish Ministry
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.