Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 24, 2018
Spring Grove - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Peter Church
April 26, 2018
Aurora - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation of Fr. Timothy Mulcahey as Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
April 28, 2018
Carpentersville - 8:00 a.m., Diocesan "V Encuentro" Workshop at St. Monica Church
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April 28, 2018
Batavia - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Holy Cross Church
April 29, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
April 29, 2018
Loves Park - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Bridget Church
May 1, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Jubliee Mass for Diocesan Priests at St. Rita Church
May 1, 2018
McHenry - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at the Church of Holy Apostles
May 3, 2018
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
May 5, 2018
St. Charles - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. John Neumann Church
May 6, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
May 6, 2018
Aurora - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at Sacred Heart Church
May 7, 2018
North Aurora - 6:00 p.m., Aurora Deanery Knights of Columbus Clergy Night at Blessed Sacrament Church
May 8, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
May 8, 2018
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
May 8, 2018
Woodstock - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Mary, Woodstock and St. Patrick, Hartland at St. Mary Church
May 9, 2018
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Catholic Women’s League Annual Mass for Peace and Installation of Officers at Corpus Christi Monastery
May 10, 2018
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
May 12, 2018
Sugar Grove - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. Katharine Drexel Church
May 13, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Sisters of Providence Associate

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spring Iconography Workshop

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Easter Season Bible Study

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sisters of Providence Associate

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spring Iconography Workshop

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Mission

We, the People of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, are called by the Father through baptism to be the new People of God. United in faith and relying on the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit, we have access to the redeeming love of Jesus, the Christ, and are called to share in his mission to proclaim the Reign of God in Word, Sacrament and Service.

Our Vision

We, the Diocese of Rockford, are a community of Catholic believers in 11 Northern Illinois counties. Blessed with great cultural and ethnic diversity and representing a wide range of social and economic backgrounds, we share a bond of faith in Jesus Christ.

We are called in baptism through the Church to be light and salt to a world in need of hope. We are commissioned by Jesus to go out and bear fruit in his name that all may have life and have it in abundance.

We are a pilgrim people who together are constantly drawn to conversion of heart and the transformation of human structures. Thus, our lives become a social, intellectual, moral and spiritual passage toward the fullness of Life: Jesus Christ, without whom religious activity becomes meaningless.

Our mission, then, is integral evangelization: to proclaim the Good News of salvation in word and deed, putting ourselves at God’s service in turning human hearts, attitudes, values and structures to the Reign of God.

We affirm His Reign wherever human beings consciously strive to live the ideal of the Gospel in concert with Jesus and we commit ourselves to seeking the fullness of His Reign.

As an evangelizing people set on God’s Reign, we affirm the primary values of justice, freedom and truth as we work to enjoy the fruits of the Spirit; love, joy and peace.

Set as we are, on a journey of faith as the people of the Diocese of Rockford, we take upon ourselves the Gospel call to ever simplify our lives and structures so that Jesus the Lord is always visible and central to our vision.

In an age and place where the gift of individuality often grows into the curse of individualism, leaving people uprooted, we affirm the special grace of small intentional communities, where the Christian life can be lived on a deep level of faith-sharing, prayer and commitment to action.

We are a sacramental people who proclaim and bear witness to the truth that God’s grace permeates all of life, human and divine, and we work to draw all Creation to God’s Reign.

We are a consecrated people who, united with our shepherd, the Bishop of Rockford, make up a spiritual family whose faith is nourished by the sacramental life of the Church, especially, the Eucharist. Our pilgrim journey begins in the human family where the love of God is first revealed. Growing in grace, we come to realize that our lives and our destiny are also rooted in the larger families of parish, diocese, Universal Church and, indeed, the whole community.

As the Diocesan Church, we participate in the mission of the Universal Church, Christ’s own mission: “Christ was sent by the Father ‘to bring good news to the poor…to heal the contrite heart'(Lk. 4:18), ‘to seek and to save what was lost'(Lk.19:10)” [Documents of Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, #8].
March 25, 1988