Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 23, 2019
Freeport - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Mary and St. Joseph Parishes at St. Mary Church
January 25, 2019
Rockford - 8:15 a.m., School Mass at St. Rita Church
January 25, 2019
Rockford - 6:00 p.m., Respect Life Banquet at Holy Family Church
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January 27, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 27, 2019
Genoa - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Catherine of Genoa Church
January 27, 2019
Rockford - 5:00 p.m., Rockford DCCW Catholic Woman of the Year Banquet at Giovanni’s Restaurant
January 30, 2019
Richmond - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Joseph, Richmond, and Christ the King, Wonder Lake at St. Joseph Church
February 1, 2019
Sterling - 10:00 a.m., Sterling Deanery All Schools Mass at Newman Central Catholic High School
February 3, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 3, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Scout Sunday at the Cathedral
February 4-6, 2019
Fontana, WI - 12:00 a.m., Winter Clergy Conference for Diocesan Priests at The Abbey
Upcoming Events

Sinsinawa Family Arts and Crafts Show

January 4 @ 10:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm

Rockford Pro-Life Rally

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Surviving Divorce

January 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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

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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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Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Deacon Jim Davis brought St. Nicholas to students at St. Mary School in Woodstock on Dec. 5, the day before the feast of St. Nicholas. He explained to them about this long-ago bishop of Myra in Egypt whose goodness and gift-giving inspired many parts of the modern day story of Santa Claus. See more in the Dec. 14 issue of The Observer.
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Diocese of Rockford publishes list of those clerics accused of sexual abuse of minors

The Diocese of Rockford today, Nov. 14, published a list of those priests, permanent deacons and religious priests and brothers against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse has been reported.

That list, along with a letter from Bishop of Rockford, David J. Malloy, is published here in its entirety.

Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Malloy

Spanish Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Malloy
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