Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 23, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Rita Church
April 26-28, 2019
Springfield - 2019 Illinois State Council Convention of the Knights of Columbus
April 29, 2019
Woodstock - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at Marian Central Catholic High School
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April 29, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at SS. Peter & Paul Church
April 30, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Jubilee Mass for Diocesan Priests at St. Rita Church
May 3, 2019
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for the Hispanic Community of St. Thomas the Apostle Church
May 5, 2019
St. Charles - Confirmation for St. Patrick Church – 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
May 5, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
May 7, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
May 7, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
Upcoming Events

Art Exhibits

April 4 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

Earth Day Retreat

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

End of Life Decision Making

April 24 @ 6:00 pm

Painting Class

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Claretian Missionaries

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 3:00 pm

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Life Day at the Capitol

The Rockford Diocese provided 260 volunteer lobbyists who traveled to Springfield on March 20. They joined others from the dioceses of Belleville, Peoria and Springfield to be trained and then do their best to encourage representatives and senators to vote No on House bills 2495 and 2467 and Senate bills 1942 and 1594. The bills would make abortion a “fundamental right” in the State, undermine women’s health, attack conscience rights, require all insurance plans subject to State regulations to cover abortions and expand public funding of abortion, not to mention repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. An afternoon rally against the bills in the Capitol rotunda increased the total of abortion opponents to a State office-estimate of 4,000 people.
See more in the April 5 issue of The Observer.