Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 18, 2020
Aurora - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
January 19, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 19, 2020
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Peter
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January 21-22, 2020
Washington, DC - Gathering on Catholic Education at the USCCB
January 23-24, 2020
Washington, DC - March for Life
January 26, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 28, 2020
Aurora - 8:10 a.m., Catholic Schools Mass at Aurora Central Catholic High School
January 31, 2020
West Dundee - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church
February 2, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 2, 2020
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Mass for Scout Sunday at the Cathedral
February 3-5, 2020
Dallas, Texas - National Catholic Bioethics Center Workshop for Bishops
Upcoming Events

January Jubilee

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Placement test

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

All You Can Eat Chili and Vegetable Soup Supper

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Open House

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Reverend Edward F. Gillespie

ST. CHARLES--Reverend Edward F. Gillespie died Dec. 9 in St. Charles, Illinois. Father was born on April 1, 1931, in Chicago to Edward Gillespie and Mary Agnes O’Byrne Gillespie.

Father Gillespie attended St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md., where he received two bachelor’s degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and Sacred theology. He later attended Loyola University in Chicago, where he received a Master’s degree in Education in 1964. Father Gillespie was ordained by Bishop Loras T. Thomas Lane at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Rockford on May 25, 1957.

Father Gillespie was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Thomas in Freeport from 1957 to 1960, at St. James in Belvidere from 1960 to 1962, and at Ss. Peter and Paul in Cary from 1962 to 1963. He served on the faculty at St. Edward Central Catholic High School from 1964 to 1966 and then as Superintendent from 1966 to 1969. In 1969 he joined the faculty at Aquin Central Catholic High School in Freeport. From 1969 to 1970, he was part of the faculty at Aurora Central Catholic High School. Father served as director of Religious Education at Aurora Central Catholic High School rom 1970 to 1984. In 1984 Father was assigned as pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Aurora and retired there from active ministry on July 2, 2001.

Father Gillespie had a gift of relating to young people which made his many years of ministry in education so fruitful. He touched many student’s lives and is remembered fondly by so many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Mary Agnes and Edward Gillespie both of Doonin, Kilcar, County Donegal Ireland.

Father Gillespie is survived by the O’Byrne family in Ireland and cousins from the Gillespie side here in the States and his good friend and caregiver Gail Quinn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 820 Division Str., Lisle. Visitation will take place at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time for the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Arrangements are being made by Adams Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, Downers Grove.

Memorials can be made in his name to the Diocese of Rockford Long Term Care for Priests Fund.