Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 18, 2017
DeKalb - 3:00 p.m., Mass for the Great Lakes Catholic Mens' Conference at Holmes Student Center
November 19, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 19, 2017
Genoa - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Catherine of Genoa Church
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November 21, 2017
Thomson - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Mass at the Thomson Correctional Center
November 26, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 28, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
November 28, 2017
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 30, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Diocesan Finance Council Meeting at the DAC
December 2, 2017
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
December 3, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 7, 2017
Rockford - 6:30 p.m., Advent Dinner of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at Franchesco’s Restaurant
December 10, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 10, 2017
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. James Church
December 11, 2017
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon at Giovanni’s Restaurant
December 12, 2017
Sterling - 5:00 p.m., Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary Church
Upcoming Events

myParish App

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Retreat Day

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Great Lakes Men’s Conference

November 18 @ 8:50 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Vendor Fair

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Retreat Day

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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