Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
August 8, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 7:30am
August 8, 2021
Festa Italiana Mass @ 10am at Boylan Catholic High School
August 9, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Very Rev. Robert Jones, St. Thomas the Apostle in Crystal Lake @ 5:30pm
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August 10, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Reverend Matthew DeBlock, Sacred Heart Parish in Marengo @ 5:30pm
August 11, 2021
Mass for the Feast of St. Clare at Corpus Christi Monastery @ 8am
August 11, 2021
Installation of Pastor Rev. John Evans, St. Patrick Parish/Dixon @ 5:30pm
August 12, 2021
Installation of Pastor Rev. Keith Romke, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish/Crystal Lake @ 5:30pm
August 15, 2021
St. Bridget 75th Anniversary Mass at St. Bridget Parish/Loves Park @ 11am
August 15, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 730am
August 16, 2021
Installation of Pastor Very Rev. Stephen St. Jules, St. Katherine Drexel Parish/ Sugar Grove @ 5:30pm
August 17, 2021
Installation of Pastor Very Rev. Peter Snieg, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish/Freeport @ 5:30pm
August 18, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Rev. William Antillon – SS. Peter & Paul, Virgil and St. Mary of the Assumption, Maple Park, to be held at SS. Peter & Paul, Virgil @ 5:30pm
August 19, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Rev. Josue Lara – St. Nicholas Parish, Aurora @ 5:30pm
August 22, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 7:30am
August 22, 2021
Silver and Gold Mass, St. Mary Parish, Huntley @ 2:30pm
Statement from Bishop David J. Malloy

Our Church is again profoundly shocked by scandal this week. We first learned of allegations of grave sins involving Archbishop Theodore McCarrick earlier this month. Now, through a Grand Jury Report from six dioceses in the State of Pennsylvania, we learn of further grievous crimes and moral failures dating back some 70 years.

Since 2002, the Church in the United States has undertaken rigorous efforts to address the scandal of sexual abuse, particularly as it relates to minors. Since my consecration as Bishop of Rockford in 2012, I have written and spoken a number of times to detail those efforts. I have also taken the opportunity to apologize to the victims of sexual abuse within the Church.

I take the occasion of these horrific reports to apologize again. I apologize to any who have been victims of sexual abuse by the clergy. It still bears repeating that one instance of abuse, is too many.

Beyond this apology, I promise to you, the faithful people of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford to continue our stringent efforts to protect ALL people as well as the holiness of our bishops, priests and deacons. As your bishop, I will continue working with the lay leadership of this Diocese in carrying out practices and policies for Safe Environments in all our local churches and ministries. I will also continue to work with the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to bring about the changes called for by the president of the USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, that are necessary to heighten our efforts to provide safe environments in which we can confidently practice and live out our lives of faith.