Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
June 20, 2019
Byron - 5:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Father Richard Rosinski at St. Mary Church
June 22, 2019
Rockford - 4:30 p.m., Mass and Corpus Christi Procession at St. Rita Church
June 23, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
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June 23, 2019
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., Mass for St. Therese Vocation Camp at Bishop Lane Retreat Center
June 24, 2019
Aurora - 5:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Father Matthew McMorrow at St. Joseph Church
June 25, 2019
Madison - 11:00 a.m., Mass of Installation of Most Rev. Donald J. Hying as Fifth Bishop of Madison at St. Maria Goretti Church
June 26, 2019
Virgil - 5:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Father Ariel Valencia at SS. Peter & Paul Church
June 27, 2019
Galena - 5:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Father Howard Barch at St. Mary Church
June 29, 2019
Cary - 4:30 p.m., Mass of Installation as Pastor of Father Jeremy Trowbridge at SS. Peter & Paul Church
June 30, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - June 30 @ 4:00 pm

World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - June 30 @ 4:30 pm

Rachel’s Vineyard Spanish Retreat

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - July 14 @ 4:00 pm

World Wide Marriage Encounter Spanish

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - August 11 @ 4:30 pm

World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - September 8 @ 4:30 pm

Consecrated Life

Consecrated Life The word “consecrated” means “to be set apart.” Therefore, consecrated persons are “set apart” from the duties of married life and family life to love and live for God and His Church.

Since the early First Century, men and women have given their lives to Christ. We read this in Sacred Scripture in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles as we learn about the call of the Apostles and the witness of the martyrs.

“The state of consecrated life is thus one way of experiencing a “more intimate” consecration, rooted in Baptism and dedicated totally to God. In the consecrated life, Christ’s faithful, moved by the Holy Spirit, propose to follow Christ more nearly, to give themselves to God who is loved above all and, pursuing the perfection of charity in the service of the Kingdom, to signify and proclaim in the Church the glory of the world to come.” (CCC 916)

The Rockford Diocese is very fortunate to have many religious communities of men and women serving God through its people.

Religious Communities of Men

Religious Communities of Women

Consecrated Virgins

From apostolic times Christian virgins and widows, called by the Lord to cling only to him with greater freedom of heart, bodies, and spirit, have decided with the Church’s approval to live in the respective states of virginity or perpetual chastity for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven. (CC 922)

As with other forms of consecrated life, the order of virgins establishes the woman living in the world (or the nun) in prayer, penance, service of her brethren, and apostolic activity, according to the state of life and spiritual gifts given to her. Consecrated virgins can form themselves into associations to observe their commitment more faithfully. (CC 924)

Consecrated Virgins in the Diocese of Rockford

Miss Helen Reier
(847) 890-5494
627-B West Main Street
Cary, IL 60013

Miss Rheta Zellner
(815) 399-1682
818 Fitch Road
Rockford, IL 61109