Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
February 18, 2019
Elburn - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Gall, Elburn; St. Mary of the Assumption, Maple Park; and SS. Peter & Paul, Virgil at St. Gall Church
February 20, 2019
North Aurora - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at Blessed Sacrament Church
February 23, 2019
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation for St. Anthony of Padua, Rockford and St. James, Rockford at St. James Church
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February 24, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 24, 2019
DeKalb - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
February 26, 2019
Dixon - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Anne, Dixon and St. Mary, Oregon at St. Anne Church
February 27, 2019
DeKalb - 7:00 p.m., Dinner and Discussion with Students of the Newman Center at Christ the Teacher University Parish
March 3, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
March 3, 2019
Sycamore - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
March 4, 2019
Aurora - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Therese of Jesus Church
March 5, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
March 5, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
Upcoming Events

Sinsinawa Art Gallery

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

GriefShare

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Sinsinawa Art Gallery

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Surviving Divorce

February 19 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Sinsinawa Art Gallery

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bishop Malloy Issues Statement to Aurora Illinois

Bishop David Malloy, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford issued a statement to all those affected by the horrific shooting in Aurora, Illinois Friday, Feb. 15. He has also asked all parishes to add special prayers for the people of Aurora to all Masses said this weekend throughout the diocese.

Click here to read the statement.
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Scout Sunday

The annual Scout Sunday Mass was held at the Cathedral of St. Peter on Feb. 3. The event includes a presentation by Bishop David Malloy of religious awards earned by scouts in the past year.

See more in an upcoming issue of The Observer.
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Update on status of Father Aaron Brodeski

The Diocese of Rockford issued a press release as an update on the status of Father Aaron Brodeski.

Click here to read the press release.
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Women Honored for Faith and Service

Sixteen women from the Rockford Deanery were honored at a banquet on Jan. 27 as Women of Inspiration. The annual event hosted nearly 600 people who cheered each of the women as they accepted their awards.

See more in the Feb. 1 issue of The Observer.
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Msgr. Michael Kurz Funeral to be Jan. 29

ROCKFORD - Msgr. Michael A. Kurz, J.C.L., died Jan. 8, 2019, at St. Alexis Hospital in Hoffman Estates after a long illness.

Msgr. Kurz was born on Aug. 15, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wis., to George Kurz and Muriel Somers. He attended DeSales Preparatory Seminary, Milwaukee, before attending St. Francis Major Seminary in Milwaukee.
He also attended Aquinas Institute, Dubuque, Iowa, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 24, 1975, by Bishop Charles Buswell.

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Seventh Christmas Mass

For the seventh year, Bishop David Malloy celebrated Mass on Christmas morning for inmates at the Winnebago County Jail in downtown Rockford. New this year, he was able to provide the Gospel, a short, off-the-cuff homily and the Eucharist/blessing to women inmates in a short service following the Mass for the men.

See article in the Jan. 11 edition of The Observer.
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Clarification Regarding the Former Chancery

Date: December 21, 2018

Click here to read the press release.
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The Diocese of Rockford Response to Attorney General of Illinois Report

Date: December 21, 2018

Statement in Response to the Illinois Attorney General

The Full Report From the Illinois Attorney General
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Award-Winners Gather, Remember Bishop O’Neill

Seven families of Catholic school students in the Rockford Diocese gathered at the Diocesan Administration Center with their school principals on Dec. 13 to receive $600 tuition awards from the Bishop O’Neill Scholarship Fund. Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill began the fund in 1994 upon his retirement and earnings are distributed most years. Students who received awards were selected from one Catholic elementary school in each deanery. Michael Kagan, diocesan superintendent of schools, presented the awards at the morning event that included a tableful of treats for everyone.

See more in the Dec. 21 issue of The Observer.
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Annual Party Enjoyed by Refugee Families

The annual Christmas party for refugee families was held Dec. 15 at St. Bernadette Parish in Rockford. Several families enjoyed games, pizza lunch and Santa. One family felt especially blessed to be together for Christmas.

See more in the Dec. 21 issue of The Observer.
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