Deacon Warren R. LaMont
Deacon Warren R. LaMont died peacefully at his home in Pecatonica on September 15, 2023. He was 84. Deacon Warren was one of the members of the first class of deacons ordained for the Rockford Diocese by Bishop Arthur J. O”Neill on May 17, 1975. He has faithfully served his parish in Pecatonica since then.
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Diocese of Rockford Welcomes New Superintendent of Catholic Schools
ROCKFORD—The Diocese of Rockford is pleased to announce a new superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Kim White.
Dr. White began her new role as the superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Rockford Sept. 6. Dr. White succeeds Vito DeFrisco who retired July 1. Renee Payne, diocesan assistant superintendent of schools served as the interim superintendent until Dr. White was hired.
Rev. James V. McKitrick
Please join the Diocese of Rockford in praying for the repose of the soul of Father James V. McKitrick who died on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The visitation will be at St. Patrick Church in McHenry on Sunday, August 27 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Church on Monday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation before the Mass from 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Deacon Ken Ramsey
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Kenneth Raymond (Ken) Ramsey Sr. of Batavia, Illinois on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at the age of 75 years. He was born on March 24, 1948 in Aurora, Illinois to Corrine (née Weber) Murtaugh and Theodore Ramsey.
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Are you ready to serve?
If you are interested in deepening your spiritual awareness and would like to serve your parish in a special ministry then it’s time to enroll in the Ministry Formation Program. Sessions begin Aug. 19.
Ministry Formation is a two-year formation program in English and Spanish for any adult Catholic who wants to:
• offer leadership in an area of ministry;
• deepen spiritual awareness;
• enhance theological knowledge; and,
• develop pastoral skills for a particular area of ministry.
Classes meet twice each month from September through May. For information and to sign-up for classes, click here.
Clergy Appointments Announced
The Diocese of Rockford May 26, announced the latest round of clergy appointments by publishing the list in The Observer and El Observador, official Catholic newspapers for the Rockford Diocese.
See the complete list