Chrism Mass to be Livestreamed
On Holy Thursday morning, Bishop David Malloy will gather with priests of the Rockford Diocese to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop as they renew their vows and those celebrating significant anniversaries of priesthood are recognized. At this Mass Bishop Malloy will bless the three oils used in sacraments throughout the year in all parishes and institutions—the oil of Catechumens, the Oil for the Sick and the holy Chrism. This tradition is rooted in the early Church as far back as 496. Due to the health and safety restrictions to mitigate the spread of the current pandemic, the holy oils will be received by the priests rather than four representatives from each parish. To watch the beautiful liturgy and renewal of vows https://youtu.be/6QSRH6IKnes
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Bishop David Malloy and all Illinois bishops today issued a letter to Catholics across the state, urging them to contact their state lawmakers and tell them to reject a current effort to repeal Illinois’ parental notice of abortion law.
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Mass of Thanksgiving on the Feast of St. Joseph
Did you send in a prayer petition? Bishop Malloy wants to thank you! Bishop David Malloy will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for all the prayer petitions and pledges received during the 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal themed “Hear His Voice.” Because of the ongoing pandemic precautions, the Mass will celebrated online on the Feast of St. Joseph, Friday, March 19 at 5 p.m. To view the Mass visit this site on that date. It will also be posted for viewing on the Diocese of Rockford Facebook page. The Mass will be celebrated in English and Spanish from Bishop Malloy’s personal chapel.
Be Reconciled Day Returns to Diocese
After being cancelled in 2020 because of the surge of the coronavirus, the all-day opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession returns to the Diocese of Rockford. Be Reconciled Day will be held this year on Wednesday, March 24. Confession times, resources for parishes and guidance for individuals including confession times around the diocese, videos, clipart for bulletins, websites and social media and a free reproducible Guide to Confession can all be found by clicking here.
Bishop Malloy issues guidance on the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
Bishop David Malloy issued a letter providing direction on receiving the newly approved vaccine for COVID-19 produced by the Johnson and Johnson company.
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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Join Statement on Abortion Funding in American Rescue Plan
WASHINGTON— Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has been joined by the chairmen of seven USCCB committees in a statement on abortion funding in the American Rescue Plan.
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