Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 22, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
October 23, 2019
South Beloit - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Peter, South Beloit and Church of the Holy Spirit, Roscoe at St. Peter Church
October 24, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Catholic Charities 1st Annual “A Moveable Feast” Fundraiser at the Nordlof Center
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October 26, 2019
Somonauk - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. John the Baptist Church
October 27, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 27, 2019
Rockford - 10:45 a.m., Mass for the Catholic Youth Summit at Rock Valley College
October 28-29, 2019
St. Paul, MN - Visit with Diocesan Seminarians at St. Paul Seminary and St. John Vianney Seminary
October 29-30, 2019
Seward, NE - Visit with Diocesan Seminarians at St. Gregory the Great Seminary
November 1, 2019
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at Boylan Central Catholic High School
November 2, 2019
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 2, 2019
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., All Souls' Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery
November 3, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 3, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Ministry Formation Certification Ceremony at the Cathedral
November 5, 2019
St. Paul, MN - 7:00 p.m., Mass for Institution of Acolytes at St. Paul Seminary
November 6, 2019
Evansville, IN - 2:00 p.m., Mass of Dedication of St. Benedict Cathedral in the Diocese of Evansville at St. Benedict Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Monday Evening Bible Study

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fox Valley Women’s Bible Study

October 24 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am

Monday Evening Bible Study

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fox Valley Women’s Bible Study

October 31 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am

World Wide Marriage Encounter Spanish

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - November 3 @ 4:30 pm
Rockford Groundbreaking Held Mid-October

Bishop David Malloy joined Father Philip Kaim and others involved with the Holy Family capital campaign for a groundbreaking ceremony the morning of Oct. 11 near the church. Work on the site where new parking lot space is planned as well as foundation work for new construction will soon begin. The $8 million campaign includes some work already completed, such as a new roof for the gym and new bathrooms for the school. The original school boiler from 1962 has been replaced and soon will be up and running once some chimney work is completed.

See more photos and information in the Oct. 18 edition of The Observer.
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Father John A. Slampak, S.T.L

ROCKFORD--Father John A. Slampak, S.T.L, died Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Presence Cor Mariae. He was 79.
Father Slampak was born on Feb. 11, 1940 in Evergreen Park to Joseph A. Slampak and Helen (Petro) Slampak.He attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary and Loyola University in Chicago. He continued his priesthood education at St. Mary College in St. Mary, Ky., and Catholic Theological University (Catholic University of America) in Washington, D.C. Father Slampak was ordained a priest by Bishop Loras T. Lane on May 28, 1966, at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Rockford.

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Lightning Strike Damages Marian Central Catholic High School

WOODSTOCK— At approximately 4:30 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2019, a thunderstorm passed through Woodstock. At that time lightning struck Marian Central Catholic High School’s roof causing extensive damage to the chimney and roof. In addition, there is water damage along with some lightning damage in a few areas inside the school. Water seeped through the ceiling outside the auxiliary gym to the first floor.

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Father Bernard Mullane

Remember in prayer Father Bernard J. Mullane who died Wednesday, August 7, at Holton Manor Care Facility in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Father was born on November 14, 1930 in Rockford, Illinois, to Cornelius Mullane and Sarah Harnett.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

On Saturday, Aug. 31, a Mass and dinner to celebrate St. Patrick Parish’s 100th anniversary was held at the Rockford parish. The date was exactly 100 years since the very first Mass at St. Patrick Parish was celebrated, a fact that Bishop David Malloy noted in his homily.

See more in the Sept. 6 issue of The Observer.
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