Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
June 22, 2017
Davenport, IA - 2:00 p.m., Mass of Ordination and Installation of Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport, at St. John Vianney Church
June 23, 2017
St. Charles - 11:00 a.m., Mass and Keynote Address for the 2017 North Central Regional Meeting for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Pheasant Run Resort
June 24, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Oratory
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June 24, 2017
Newark - 1:00 p.m., Visit with Campers at Camp WOW Catholic Summer Camp at Dickson Valley Camp
June 25, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
June 29, 2017
Geneva - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation of Fr. Jonathan Bakkelund as Pastor at St. Peter Church
June 30 - July 2, 2017
Orlando, FL - Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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Memorial to Serve Profound Purpose

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On May 24, Bishop David Malloy dedicated and blessed a simple, elegant memorial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk. The stone at Mary’s Garden of Holy Innocence and a rock bench before it now provide a place for families to mourn the death of their children under 21 weeks’ gestation who died due to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancies. Tiny caskets (padded ‘burial cradles’) are available for those children’s remains. Families have the option to have their baby’s name and birth year engraved on the granite tablet pictured here, whether or not those children were buried at the site. This service is available to parishioners and any family in the community regardless of faith. Except for engraving, the costs will be covered by St. John the Baptist Parish.

See more in the June 2 issue of The Observer.