Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
May 29, 2017
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery
May 30, 2017
Woodstock - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
June 2, 2017
Woodstock - 7:00 p.m., Commencement Ceremony at Marian Central Catholic High School
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June 3, 2017
Batavia - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Holy Cross Church
June 4, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
June 4, 2017
Geneva - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Peter Church
June 6, 2017
Woodstock - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for Hispanic Community at St. Mary Church
June 10, 2017
Crystal Lake - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation for Hispanic Communities of S. Thomas the Apostle, Crystal Lake, and SS. Peter & Paul, Cary, at St. Thomas the Apostle, Oak Street Church
June 11, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
June 11, 2017
Elburn - 3:00 p.m., Mass for Dedication of new St. Gall Church
June 13-16, 2017
Indianapolis, IN - USCCB General Meeting
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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.