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Diocese issues update on the status of Father Joseph Nicolosi

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Rite of Election Celebrations Held at Cathedral of St. Peter

Rockford

Two ceremonies of the “Celebration of the Rite of Election of Catechumens and the Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates” took place at the Cathedral of St. Peter on March 5, one in the English language and the other in Spanish.
See photos and a list of the elect in the March 11 issue of the Observer.
The Observer Catholic newspaper.
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Diocese issues update on status of Father Michael Black

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Diocese of Rockford Updates COVID-19 Protocols

The Diocese of Rockford continues to evaluate the COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Illinois Governor and the State agencies as well as the reported incidence of COVID-19 cases which has decreased in many communities statewide. In light of this information and the Illinois Appellate Court’s ruling against the State agencies last week, Bishop David J. Malloy sent the following updates to all priests and parishes.

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Cemetery Provides Rest for 243 Unclaimed People

Calvary Cemetery, Winnebago County cooperate in corporal work of mercy

By Penny Wiegert, Editor
January 27, 2022
WINNEBAGO—What began as an idea of some folks at St. Peter Parish in South Beloit has resulted in a beautiful corporal work of mercy for 243 persons.

The cremains of those people unclaimed, unburied, and some even un-mourned, were finally put to rest with dignity and respect Jan. 24 thanks to the combined efforts of the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office and Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Winnebago.

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https://observer.rockforddiocese.org/article?id=2204
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Bishop Malloy issues update to Holy Cross Parish, Batavia

Bishop David Malloy sent a letter Nov. 23, 2021, to Father Jared Twenty, parochial administrator of Holy Cross Parish in Batavia, updating him and the parishioners there regarding the former pastor, Father James Parker.

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Living the Truth of Our Creation

The Diocese of Rockford issued a new document of guiding principles on human sexuality titled “Living the Truth of Our Creation.” This document was released in English and Spanish to all priests and parishes Aug. 6.
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Diocese to welcome three new priests

On Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m., Bishop David Malloy will ordain three men to the holy order of priesthood for the Diocese of Rockford.

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Rest in Peace
Deacon Robert Plazewski


ELGIN—Deacon Robert E. Plazewski, 83, of Elgin, Illinois, died on Saturday May 15, 2021, with his family around him.

He was born on March 19, 1938, to Helen (Grogan) and Edward Plazewski in Chicago.

After his discharge from the U.S. Air Force Veteran, he married his wife, Mary Jane, in 1964. They raised three children.

Deacon Plazewski was a life-long public servant, and retired owner of a delivery service.

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Back in His Presence Update

Bishop David Malloy tells priests in a new letter that “Registration is no longer required for Mass attendance."

Read the entire letter in English and Spanish

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State of Illinois Moves to Bridge Phase:
Back in His Presence Guidelines updated


As the State of Illinois moves into the Bridge Phase of its COVID-19 mitigation recommendations, the Diocese of Rockford has updated its guidance for parishes, schools and related activities.
See the new May 13, 2021 updates here.
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