Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
March 23, 2019
Carpentersville - Confirmation at St. Monica Church – 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
March 24, 2019
Huntley - Confirmation at St. Mary, Huntley – 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
March 24, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
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March 25, 2019
Sugar Grove - 11:30 a.m., Groundbreaking for new parish rectory at St. Katharine Drexel Church
March 28, 2019
Chicago - 12:00 p.m., Provincial Meeting at the Archdiocese of Chicago
March 29, 2019
Chicago - 10:00 a.m., Board Meeting of the Catholic Conference of Illinois at the Archdiocese of Chicago
March 31, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
April 1, 2019
Elgin - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
April 2, 2019
Pecatonica - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
April 4, 2019
Algonquin - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Margaret Mary Church
April 6, 2019
Crystal Lake - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
April 7, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
April 7, 2019
Loves Park - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Bridget Church
April 9, 2019
Hampshire - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Charles Borromeo Church
Upcoming Events

Super Raffle

March 22

Sinsinawa Art Gallery

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

St. Catherine of Genoa Fish Fry

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lenten Fish Fries

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fish Fries

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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.