Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 20, 2020
Elizabeth - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Mary, Elizabeth and St. John the Evangelist, Hanover at St. Mary Church
October 21, 2020
Aurora - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Fr. Ruben Herrera at St. Peter Church
October 24, 2020
South Beloit - 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., Confirmation for St. Peter, South Beloit and Church of the Holy Spirit, Roscoe at St. Peter Church
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October 25, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
October 27, 2020
Dixon - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Fr. Timothy Draper at St. Anne Church
October 28, 2020
DeKalb - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Fr. Kyle Manno at Christ the Teacher Church
November 1, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
November 3, 2020
East Dubuque - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Fr. Peter Snieg of St. Mary, East Dubuque and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Menominee at St. Mary Church
November 6, 2020
Loves Park - 9:30 a.m., Boylan CCHS Donor Mass at St. Bridget Church
November 7, 2020
9:00 a.m., Virtual Meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council
November 8, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
November 10, 2020
Spring Grove - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Peter Church
Bishop Malloy issues statement in Wake of the Death of George Floyd

The Bishops of the United States have issued a statement in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests that have followed. In that statement they state forcefully, “This is the latest wake-up call that needs to be answered by each of us in a spirit of determined conversion. Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a throwaway political issue to be bandied about when convenient. It is a real and present danger that must be met head on. … We plead for an end to the violence in the wake of this tragedy and for the victims of the rioting. ”Click here for the full statement)

I join myself to the entirety of the statement of the Bishops. Racial injustice and the hatred and anger that ensue have for too long been a part of our society. Based in faith and in our shared humanity we must come to see each other as bearing the dignity that flows from being made in God’s image and likeness.

I ask that we all pray for peace, healing and an end to violence in this difficult moment. May we also receive the grace in our own hearts to overcome once and for all any sense of racial hatred or division so that we might become the people and nation that God has made us to be.