Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 20, 2021
Aurora - Confirmation – OLGC, Aurora (2 ceremonies) @ 530pm & 7pm
April 21, 2021
Genoa - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation – St. Catherine of Genoa, Genoa; SS Peter&Paul, Virgil; Assumption, Maple Park
April 21, 2021
Sandwich - 7:15 p.m., Confirmation – St. Paul, Sandwich
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April 24, 2021
Aurora - Confirmation – Sacred Heart, Aurora (2 ceremonies) 10am & 1130am
April 25, 2021
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Cathedral Mass
April 26, 2021
Woodstock - Confirmation – St. Mary, Woodstock (2 ceremonies-English) @ 530p & 7pm
April 27, 2021
Woodstock - Confirmation – St. Mary, Woodstock (2 ceremonies-Spanish) @ 530pm & 7pm
April 28, 2021
Rockford - Confirmation – Holy Family, Rockford (2 ceremonies) @ 530p & 7pm
May 1, 2021
Huntley - Confirmation – St. Mary, Huntley (3 ceremonies) @ 930am, 11am, 12:30pm
May 2, 2021
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Cathedral Mass
May 3, 2021
Sugar Grove - Confirmation – St. Katharine Drexel, Sugar Grove (2 ceremonies) @ 530pm & 7pm
May 6, 2021
West Dundee - Confirmation – St. Catherin of Siena, West Dundee and St. Mary, Gilberts (2 ceremonies) @ 530pm & 7pm
May 8, 2021
Carpentersville - Confirmation – St. Monica, Carpentersville (3 ceremonies) @ 9am, 1030am, 12pm
May 9, 2021
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Cathedral Mass
May 10, 2021
St. Charles - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation – St. John Neumann, St. Charles
May 11, 2021
McHenry - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation – St. Patrick, McHenry

Rockford Diocese Statistical Profile

The Rockford Diocese covers 6,457 square miles of northwestern Illinois. It was established on Sept. 23, 1908.

Its northern boundary is the state line of Illinois and Wisconsin. Its eastern boundary abuts the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet. Its southern boundary abuts the Diocese of Peoria, and its western boundary is the Mississippi River.

The diocese includes 11 counties: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. The diocese includes urban, suburban and rural areas, and in many respects serves as a microcosm of the Catholic Church in the United States.

According to the diocese’s annual general report to the Vatican for the year ending Nov. 2018:

There are 347,626 Catholics in the diocese’s 11-county area.

The diocese includes 104 parishes and one oratory.

It is served by a total of 129 active priests in our diocese, with another 3 serving in other dioceses in the United States.

There are 38 religious priests, 174 permanent deacons, 66 religious women and 7 religious brothers serving in the diocese.

One man was ordained to the priesthood in 2018.

There are 22 men studying for the Rockford diocesan priesthood at various seminaries.

As regards to administration of the sacraments, there were

  • 4,592 infant Baptisms,
  • 193 adult Baptisms,
  • 5,604 First Communions,
  • 5,495 Confirmations
  • 152 persons received into full communion
  • 888 marriages

There were 8,072 children enrolled in the diocese’s 39 grade schools, 3,286 enrolled in its eight high schools(6 diocesan, 2 private), and 26,742 enrolled in parish religious education programs.

For more information about the diocese, contact the Office of Communications & Publications at observer@rockforddiocese.org, call 815-399-4300 or write to the office at 555 Colman Center Dr., P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125.