Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 20, 2021
Aurora - Confirmation – OLGC, Aurora (2 ceremonies) @ 530pm & 7pm
April 21, 2021
Genoa - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation – St. Catherine of Genoa, Genoa; SS Peter&Paul, Virgil; Assumption, Maple Park
April 21, 2021
Sandwich - 7:15 p.m., Confirmation – St. Paul, Sandwich
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April 24, 2021
Aurora - Confirmation – Sacred Heart, Aurora (2 ceremonies) 10am & 1130am
April 25, 2021
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Cathedral Mass
April 26, 2021
Woodstock - Confirmation – St. Mary, Woodstock (2 ceremonies-English) @ 530p & 7pm
April 27, 2021
Woodstock - Confirmation – St. Mary, Woodstock (2 ceremonies-Spanish) @ 530pm & 7pm
April 28, 2021
Rockford - Confirmation – Holy Family, Rockford (2 ceremonies) @ 530p & 7pm
May 1, 2021
Huntley - Confirmation – St. Mary, Huntley (3 ceremonies) @ 930am, 11am, 12:30pm
May 2, 2021
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Cathedral Mass
May 3, 2021
Sugar Grove - Confirmation – St. Katharine Drexel, Sugar Grove (2 ceremonies) @ 530pm & 7pm
May 6, 2021
West Dundee - Confirmation – St. Catherin of Siena, West Dundee and St. Mary, Gilberts (2 ceremonies) @ 530pm & 7pm
May 8, 2021
Carpentersville - Confirmation – St. Monica, Carpentersville (3 ceremonies) @ 9am, 1030am, 12pm
May 9, 2021
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Cathedral Mass
May 10, 2021
St. Charles - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation – St. John Neumann, St. Charles
May 11, 2021
McHenry - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation – St. Patrick, McHenry
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.