Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
August 2, 2021
Installation of Cathedral Rector Very Rev. Kenneth Anderson @ 5:30pm
August 8, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 7:30am
August 8, 2021
Festa Italiana Mass @ 10am at Boylan Catholic High School
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August 9, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Very Rev. Robert Jones, St. Thomas the Apostle in Crystal Lake @ 5:30pm
August 10, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Reverend Matthew DeBlock, Sacred Heart Parish in Marengo @ 5:30pm
August 11, 2021
Installation of Pastor Rev. John Evans, St. Patrick Parish/Dixon @ 5:30pm
August 11, 2021
Mass for the Feast of St. Clare at Corpus Christi Monastery @ 8am
August 12, 2021
Installation of Pastor Rev. Keith Romke, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish/Crystal Lake @ 5:30pm
August 15, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 730am
August 15, 2021
St. Bridget 75th Anniversary Mass at St. Bridget Parish/Loves Park @ 11am
August 16, 2021
Installation of Pastor Very Rev. Stephen St. Jules, St. Katherine Drexel Parish/ Sugar Grove @ 5:30pm
August 17, 2021
Installation of Pastor Very Rev. Peter Snieg, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish/Freeport @ 5:30pm
The Diocese of Rockford Response to Pope Francis’ July 16 Motu Proprio

Bishop David Malloy issues his response to Traditionis Custodes. Read More
Rev. Bernard Schaefer, OSB
1931 - 2021

Dispensation for Mass attendance ends July 1

Bishop David Malloy advised priests of the Diocese of Rockford in a June 11 letter, that the dispensation from the obligation of attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (per canons 85 and 87 in the Code of Canon Law of 1983) will be lifted July 1, 2021.

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New Guidelines for Parishes effective June 11, 2021
Bishop David Malloy issued new ‘Back in His Presence’ guidelines for parishes as Illinois enters Phase 5 of reopening.

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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."

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Diocese Drops Masks at Mass
For the Fully Vaccinated

Bishop David Malloy tells priests in a new letter that “In accordance with the current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Illinois, fully vaccinated laity and clergy are no longer required to wear masks or social distance. This applies to both sacramental and non-sacramental gatherings. “

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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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