Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 20, 2018
South Beloit - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation for St. Peter, South Beloit and Church of the Holy Spirit, Roscoe at St. Peter Church
October 20, 2018
Whitefish Bay, WI - 2:00 p.m., Promotion Ceremony and Memorial Mass for the North Central Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at St. Monica Church
October 22-24, 2018
Visit with Rockford Seminarians at St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN and St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Lincoln, NE
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October 28, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 28, 2018
Rockford - 10:45 a.m., Mass for the Catholic Youth Summit at Rock Valley College
November 1, 2018
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at Boylan Central Catholic High School
November 2, 2018
Rockford - 12:00 p.m., All Souls' Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery
November 4, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 4, 2018
Byron - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
Upcoming Events

Fall Retreat

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - October 21 @ 6:00 pm

40 Days for Life

October 21

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Farm Business Workshop

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Faith at JPII North Campus Celebrated

On Oct. 11, Bishop David Malloy celebrated an all-school Mass for the newly-opened Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy in Aurora then toured the campus, located at St. Joseph Parish. Kindergarten students admired the bishop’s pectoral cross. At their request, he handed them his zucchetto for them to examine.

More in the Oct. 26 edition of The Observer.
Fruits of Their Labors

On Oct. 12, four women of the Peacework Refugee Project were presented with cash earned by the sale of one or more of their creations at the Cider ‘n’ Cinnamon arts and crafts sale at Edgebrook Shopping Center in Rockford. The Peacework group consists of refugees who are tutored by volunteers in the art of sewing. The four women were among 11 refugees who sold items they created and earned a total of $455 at the weekend event.
All Illinois Dioceses Named in Lawsuit

OCT. 18, 2018-- Lawyers for a group of people alleging they were sexually abused by priests announced, during a press conference today in Chicago, they are filing a lawsuit against every Catholic diocese and bishop in Illinois, the Illinois Catholic Conference, and the La Salette Missionaries. The lawsuit alleges those named in the lawsuit took part in a conspiracy to conceal a public nuisance by failing to disclose the names and files of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors. The law firms of Kerns, Frost & Pearlman in Chicago and Jeff Anderson & Associates of Minnesota are representing the plaintiffs. The Diocese of Rockford issued a statement following the press conference.

The Diocese of Rockford issued a statement following the press conference:

Statement from the Diocese of Rockford Regarding Lawsuit Filed By Jeff Anderson
Life Chains Precede National Rosary

As in several towns and cities across the Rockford Diocese and the nation, many gathered in Rockford to prayerfully and silently stand up for life on October 7. Following the annual Life Chain, several gathered at Holy Family Church to pray a rosary of the Glorious Mysteries for the wellbeing of the nation.

More in the Oct. 12 edition of The Observer.
Diocese of Rockford to Assist Hurricane Florence Victims

Bishop David Malloy has asked all parishes in the Rockford Diocese to take up a second collection this weekend, Sept. 29 and 30, to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

See Bishop Malloy's letter - English  |  Spanish
Catholic Women Who Inspire Others

The annual Catholic Women of Inspiration banquet sponsored by the McHenry Deanery Council of Catholic Women was held Sunday, Sept. 23. Fifteen women from several parishes in the deanery were honored for their service to their parish and beyond.

See more in the Sept. 28 issue of The Observer.
The Promise of Autumn

Along with plenty of socializing, smiles and food, a silent auction, live music and raffles galore rounded out this year’s La Promesse luncheon fundraiser for the Catholic Women’s League.

See more in the Sept. 28 issue of The Observer.
Bishop Malloy on the USCCB Statement

I welcome the statement issued today by The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee announcing that it has moved ahead and taken some definitive steps within its authority to address the issues surrounding policies, reporting of sexual abuse, codes of conduct for bishops and an investigation into the actions of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

As the Committee stated in its announcement, ‘This is only a beginning.’ But it is an important first step for us bishops and our church in working to restore justice for those we serve and repair the loss of trust. I support this important work and hope you will join me in prayer for its successful completion.

Click here to read the USCCB Statement
A Holy Spirit Filled Day!

Father Max Striedl, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Huntley, was the first speaker at the Gifts of the Spirit day on Sept. 1 at the parish. He, parochial vicar Father Sean Grismer, and several men and women from charismatic prayer groups at several parishes provided talks at the all-day event, which welcomed 225 people.

See the Sept. 7 edition of The Observer for more about this spirited event!
A letter and invitation to prayer to the
Catholic Faithful from Bishop David J. Malloy

Bishop Malloy has issued a letter in regard to the most recent revelations on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to all parishes in the diocese and asks for special Masses to be said for victims.

Click here to read his letter: English | Spanish
Statement Regarding Potential Inquiry from the Illinois Attorney General's Office

Date: August 24, 2018

The Diocese of Rockford has learned through a press release that Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans to conduct an inquiry of the Catholic dioceses in Illinois. We look forward to discussing with the Attorney General’s office the Diocese’s sexual abuse policies and procedures.

Click here to read the Diocese's press release

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