Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 23, 2018
Amboy - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Patrick, Amboy; St. Mary, Walton; and St. Flannen, Harmon in St. Patrick Church
January 24, 2018
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
January 26, 2018
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., Respect Life Banquet at Holy Family Church
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January 27, 2018
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
January 27, 2018
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., OSF St. Anthony Medical Center’s Pink Ball at Giovanni’s Restaurant
January 28, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 28, 2018
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Patrick Church
January 28, 2018
Rockford - 5:00 p.m., Rockford DCCW Catholic Women of the Year Banquet at Giovanni’s Restaurant
January 30, 2018
Sandwich - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Paul the Apostle Church
February 1, 2018
Woodstock - 10:00 a.m., All County School Mass at Marian Central Catholic High School
February 2, 2018
Sterling - 10:00 a.m., Mass for Sterling Deanery Schools at Newman Central Catholic High School
February 3, 2018
Belvidere - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. James Church
February 4, 2018
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 4, 2018
Harvard - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Joseph Church
February 5-7, 2018
Fontana, WI - Winter Clergy Conference for Diocesan Priests at the Abbey
Upcoming Events

Junior High Honor Band

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Digital Novena

January 23 @ 12:00 am


January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Digital Novena

January 24 @ 12:00 am

Acts of the Apostles: The Spread of the Kingdom

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rest in Peace Deacon Eugene “Gene” Reilly

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla.—Deacon Eugene “Gene” Reilly, 82, died in his Florida home on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

He was born in the Bronx, New York on July 21, 1935, to Eugene and Grace Reilly.

He served his country in the Korean War.

He moved his family to Rockford to become the Store Manager at Union Hall Department Store and opened The Chicken Place Restaurant. Later he took a position as regional sales manager for the Testor Corporation, retiring after 23 years.

He was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church in 1975. He played a key role in bringing the diaconate program to the Rockford Diocese.

During his 43 years of service, he was with several parishes including St. Rita and St. Edward in Rockford, the Church of Our Savior in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Divine Mercy in Merritt Island, Fla. He lead Bible studies in every parish and was active in the Knights of Columbus.

Additionally he served as a chaplain for the Rockford Police Department, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital, and Courtney Springs Retirement Community.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathy Reilly, and his sons: Mike (Laurie) of Midway, Ariz., Steve (Sandy) and Tim (Ellen) of Rockford, Chuck of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Patrick of San Francisco, Calif., daughters: Patti Bryant (Bo) West Melbourne, Fla., and Sue Askeland (Steve) of Machesney Park; brother: John (Arlene) and sisters Pat (Bill) Muir, Jeanne (Bill) Schmidt; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 23 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Cathy.

Funeral services will be at Divine Mercy Parish, Merritt Island, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at 10:30 am.

A memorial will be held at St. Rita Parish in Rockford, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m.