Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
December 7-15, 2019
Vatican - Ad Limina Visit
December 17, 2019
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
December 19, 2019
West Dundee - 7:00 p.m., Mass for Simbang Gabi Celebration at St. Catherine of Siena Church
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December 22, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
December 25, 2019
Rockford - Mass at the Winnebago County Jail – 9:00 a.m. (Men) and 10:00 a.m. (Women)
December 25, 2019
Rockford - 12:00 a.m., Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral
December 29, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 5, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
January 12, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Christmas Party

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Christmas Pageant and Potluck

December 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Health Screening

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

Lights of Love cards

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Council 690 Kids’ Christmas Party

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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