Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 21, 2024
ROCKFORD - 7:30 a.m., Sunday Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter
April 21, 2024
SYCAMORE - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation, St. Mary Church
April 23, 2024
ROCKFORD - 11:00 a.m., Jubilarian Mass, St. Rita Church
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April 23, 2024
AURORA - 6:00 p.m., Mass and Blessing of Tabernacle, St. Therese of Jesus Church
April 24, 2024
WARREN - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Ann-Warren, St. Joseph-Lena, and St. Mary-Elizabeth, at St. Ann Church
April 27, 2024
CRYSTAL LAKE - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (two ceremonies), Confirmation, St. Thomas the Apostle Church
April 28, 2024
WOODSTOCK - 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (two ceremonies), Confirmation, St. Mary Church
April 28, 2024
ROCKFORD - 7:30 a.m., Sunday Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter
April 29, 2024
ELBURN - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Gall-Elburn, St. Mary-Maple Park, and SS. Peter and Paul-Virgil, at St. Gall Church
May 4, 2024
ELGIN - 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (three ceremonies), St. Joseph Church
May 5, 2024
ROCKFORD - 7:30 a.m., Sunday Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter
May 5, 2024
ST. CHARLES - 2:00 p.m., Confirmation, St. John Neumann Church
May 7, 2024
LOVES PARK - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation, St. Bridget Church

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. 2022:

There are 411,932 Catholics in the diocese’s 11-county area.

The diocese includes 107 parishes (including 2 missions) and one oratory.

It is served by a total of 107 active priests in our diocese, with another 5 serving in other dioceses in the United States.

There are 9 religious priests, 142 permanent deacons, 84 religious women and 9 religious brothers serving in the diocese.

One man was ordained to the priesthood in 2022.

There were 10 men studying for the Rockford diocesan priesthood at various seminaries.

As regards to administration of the sacraments, there were

      • 3,972 infant Baptisms,
      • 106 adult Baptisms,
      • 4,332 First Communions,
      • 4,104 Confirmations
      • 174 persons received into full communion
      • 587 marriages

There were 6,199 children enrolled in the diocese’s 29 grade schools, 2,572 enrolled in its eight high schools (6 diocesan, 2 private), and 36,675 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.