Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 19, 2019
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Outdoor Way of the Cross at Sacred Heart Parish
April 19, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Passion of the Lord at the Cathedral
April 20, 2019
Rockford - 7:45 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral
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April 21, 2019
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Easter Sunday Mass at the Winnebago County Jail
April 23, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Rita Church
April 26-28, 2019
Springfield - 2019 Illinois State Council Convention of the Knights of Columbus
April 29, 2019
Woodstock - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at Marian Central Catholic High School
April 29, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at SS. Peter & Paul Church
April 30, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Jubilee Mass for Diocesan Priests at St. Rita Church
May 3, 2019
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for the Hispanic Community of St. Thomas the Apostle Church
May 5, 2019
St. Charles - Confirmation for St. Patrick Church – 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
May 5, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
May 7, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
May 7, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
Upcoming Events

Art Exhibits

April 4 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

Lenten Fish Fries

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fish Fries

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Euchre Tournament

April 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Most Reverend Donald M. Carroll, D.D.
Fifth Bishop of Rockford

Portrait of Bishop-elect Donald M. Carroll

 

Donald Martin Carroll was born on November 25, 1909, in Chicago, the son of John and Margaret Boland Carroll. He received a Catholic education first at Blessed Sacrament Parish school, then at Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, and finally at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois. Donald Carroll was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by George Cardinal Mundelein on April 7, 1934, at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.

The newly ordained Father Carroll was assigned to pursue post-graduate studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he obtained a doctorate in Canon Law in 1937. Upon his return to the United States, Father Carroll was appointed to serve in the ArchdiocesanMatrimonial Tribunal and he was appointed at the same time the Assistant for Visitation Parish in Chicago. Father Carroll faithfully and ably fulfilled the responsibilities of both assignments for the next five years.

In 1942, he was appointed to be a secretary at the Apostolic Delegation in Washington, D.C., and while serving in this post, he also served as a chaplain at St. Ann’s Infant Home in Washington, D.C. His appointment by Pope Pius XII to be the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Rockford was announced in Washington, D.C. and in Rockford on June 27, 1956.

Bishop-elect DonaldM. Carroll’s consecration had been scheduled for August 30, 1956, but due to his illness was delayed. The nature of Monsignor Carroll’s illness made it necessary for him to resign the See of Rockford on September 25, 1956. Monsignor Carroll was appointed Pastor of St. Edmund Parish, Oak Park, Illinois, where he served until January 1967, when he was appointed the Chaplain for Columbus Hospital in Chicago where he remained until his retirement.

The Right Reverend Monsignor Donald M. Carroll, Bishop-elect as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, died on Thursday, January 3, 2002, at age 92. Francis Cardinal George,OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, celebrated his funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at St. Timothy Parish, Chicago, with several auxiliary bishops of Chicago concelebrating.