Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 18, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 25, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 25, 2018
Milwaukee - 2:00 p.m., Mass for 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
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November 27, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
November 27, 2018
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 29, 2018
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
December 1, 2018
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
December 1, 2018
Normal - 5:30 p.m., Mass for the Winter Meeting of the State of Illinois Knights of Columbus at Epiphany Catholic Church
December 2, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 2, 2018
Rock Falls - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation for St. Andrew, Rock Falls and St. Mary, Tampico at St. Andrew Church
December 4, 2018
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 7, 2018
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Advent Dinner for the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre at the Cathedral
December 9, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Beauty and the Beast

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - November 18 @ 4:00 pm

Holiday Craft and Bake sale

November 18 @ 8:00 am - November 19 @ 2:00 pm

Annual Food Drive

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

28th Annual Quilt Exhibit

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Freshmen/8th Grade Activity Night

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In Memoriam: Reverend Monsignor William J. Clausen, STL

Date: August 15, 2016

The Chancery received word Monday, August 15, 2016, that Reverend Monsignor William J. Clausen, STL, died this morning at Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, where he was a resident. Monsignor was born on June 25, 1936, in Freeport, Illinois, to John Thomas and Cecilia Margaret Pettit Clausen.

Monsignor Clausen was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 1962 by Most Reverend Loras Lane. He attended St. Thomas Catholic High School, Rockford (1950-52), and Sacred Heart, Geneva, Illinois (1953-55). He then attended college at Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales Corners, Wisconsin (1954-55) and St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois (1955-58), and seminary at St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein (1958-62). Monsignor was first assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Harvard, Illinois (1962-64); St. Mary Parish, Pecatonica,Illinois (1964-65); St. Joseph Parish, Elgin, Illinois (1965-69); St. Anne Parish, Dixon, Illinois(1969-71), St. Patrick Parish, Rochelle, Illinois (1971-1974).

He was Superintendent of St.Vincent/St. Joseph Homes, Freeport, Illinois, while serving as Pastor of St. Catherine Parish, Freeport (1974-1975). Monsignor was then Associate Chancellor for the Diocese of Rockford(1975-76); Parochial Vicar at Holy Angels Parish, Aurora, Illinois (1976-1979); Pastor of St.Charles Borromeo Parish, Hampshire, Illinois (1979-1986); Rector of the Cathedral of St. Peter,Rockford (1986-1990); Parochial Vicar at St. Peter Parish, Geneva, Illinois (1990-1994) while he furthered his studies. He then became Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Maple Park, Illinois (1994-2006). He was named Prelate of Honor (Monsignor) by Pope John Paul II in November, 2000. Monsignor was a member of the Diocesan Board of Consultors (1995-2006) and Vicar Forane of the DeKalb Deanery (1999-2006). He retired 7/1/2006 but continued to assist in parishes.Monsignor Clausen became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor in 1991 and has assisted many of his brothers with that counseling.

Monsignor is survived by brothers Paul, Robert (Rose), Larry (Jean), sister-in-law Modelle Clausen, 33 nieces and nephews, 74 great nieces and nephews. Monsignor is predeceased by his parents, brother John and his wife Jean, brother Carl, sister Elizabeth Weightman and husband Jerry, sister Catherine Blais and brother-in-law Lewis, sister-in-law Pauline Clausen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 11:00AM at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church Street, Rockford. Visitation will be from 4PM-7:30PM Sunday, August 21 at the church with scripture at 7:30PM and visitation from 9:30AM-10:45AM at the church prior to the Mass. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Winnebago,Illinois. Arrangements are being made by Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Rockford, Illinois.