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August 1, 2015
Durand - 4:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Fr. Matthew Bergschneider for St. Mary, Durand, and St. Patrick, Irish Grove, at St. Mary Church
August 2, 2015
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
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Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Mass for Festa Italiana on the grounds of Boylan Central Catholic High School
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July 31, 2015 - 1:00pm (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana)
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August 1, 2015 - 8:00am (Aurora)
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Protecting God's Children

2015 Diocese of Rockford Youth Summit

Bishop Malloy invites all teens (grades 8-12) to join him for a day of Faith and Fun!

When: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Registration: 9:00am - 9:45am
Day Ends at 5:00pm

Where: Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114

Cost: Admission $25, Chaperones $15
includes Lunch, Snacks and T-Shirt

As we experienced last year, this promises to be a high-impact spiritual experience for the youth of our diocese. Bishop Malloy will offer Sunday Mass as well as host a Question-and-Answer session with the teens. Confessions will be available as will Adoration and Benediction. Inspirational speakers will include Mary Bielski (keynote) and Fr. Keith Romke. Music will be provided by Paul Vogrinc and the Arise Band. The cost for all teens for the day is $25 which includes a box lunch and a T-shirt. The cost for chaperones is $15 which also includes a lunch and a T-shirt.

Bishop David Malloy
Bishop David J. Malloy is the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford. On Tuesday March 20, 2012, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Msgr. Malloy, 57, who was at the time, pastor of St. Francis De Sales Parish in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Rockford in Illinois to succeed the retiring Bishop Thomas Doran. On May 14, 2012, he was ordained and installed as the Bishop of Rockford.
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Mary Bielski - Keynote Speaker
Involved in ministry for more than 15 years, Mary has spoken to over 100,000 teens and young adults around the nation at high school and college retreats and conferences, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, Life Teen Inspiration, LA Congress, NCCC, and parish and diocesan rallies. Mary talks on a variety of topics including Conversion, Prayer, Sacraments, Social Justice, Chastity and Theology of the Body. Using funny stories and engaging analogies, Mary draws her audience to the beauty of our Catholic faith, a deeper love for Christ, the Eucharist, and the call to holiness.
Fr. Keith Romke - Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Rockford
Father Romke was ordained a priest in May of 2011. Since then he has served at Holy Cross parish in Batavia and St. Bridget Parish in Loves Park along with serving as the Diocesan Director of Vocations. His favorite thing to do is to share his love of Christ with others so that they too can be transformed and experience the joy and peace that can only come from God. He also loves the Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears, and Cubs, but most of all he deeply loves St. Catherine of Siena so if you try to refute the fact that she is the greatest saint after Mary, Joseph, and the Apostles, prepare yourself for a big debate!
Paul Vogrinc and the Arise Band
Paul Vogrinc is a worship leader and has a passion for leading others closer to Christ through music. He and and his wife reside in Rockford, Illinois with their three children.

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