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Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 26, 2014
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 26, 2014
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Mass for the Catholic Youth Summit and Question and Answer Session at Boylan Central Catholic High School
October 27, 2014
Rockford - 10:05 a.m., Radio Program WROK 1440AM
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Youth Summit
October 26, 2014 - 9:00am (Rockford)
High tea and bunco
October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm (Sugar Grove)
Iconography workshop
October 27, 2014 - 9:00am (Aurora)
Treasures of the Church - 150 ...
October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm (Aurora)
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Participating in the Sacrament of Penance

This Lent, the Diocese of Rockford is promoting the participation in the Sacrament of Penance through their "Be Reconciled" campaign. If you have been reluctant to come to the sacrament, have been away for some time, or just find it difficult to get to a confession time, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Christ and his Church.

What is Reconciliation?

Reconciliation (also known as confession or Penance) is a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ in his love and mercy to offer sinners forgiveness for offenses committed against God. At the same time, sinners reconcile with the Church, because it is also wounded by our sins.

Every time we sin, we hurt ourselves, other people, and God. In Reconciliation, we acknowledge our sins before God and his Church. We express our sorrow in a meaningful way, receive the forgiveness of Christ and his Church, make reparation for what we have done, and resolve to do better in the future.

Haven't Been to Confession in a While?

Haven't been to confession in a while? Interested, but worry you don't remember how to give a good confession? No problem. Below are some resources for helpful "how-to" guidance.

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