Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
September 23, 2017
Crystal Lake - 8:45 a.m., Blue Mass for First Responders of McHenry County at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
September 24, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 25, 2017
Geneva - 7:00 p.m., Talk on Fatima at St. Peter Church
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September 27, 2017
Rockford - 6:30 p.m., Knights of the Round Table Recognition Dinner at Hoffman House Restaurant
September 28, 2017
Huntley - 9:30 a.m., Diocesan Ministry Day at St. Mary Church
October 1, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 1, 2017
Aurora - 11:00 a.m., Mass and Dedication of new Fountain and Blessing of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Guadalupe Statues at Sacred Heart Church
October 1, 2017
Aurora - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at Holy Angels Church
October 4, 2017
Crystal Lake - 7:50 a.m., School Mass for 90th Anniversary of Parish School at St. Thomas the Apostle, Pierson Street Church
October 5, 2017
Rockford - 10:00 a.m., Mass for Diocesan Clergy Retreat at Bishop Lane Retreat Center
October 7, 2017
Johnsburg - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. John the Baptist Church
October 8, 2017
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 8, 2017
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Bernadette Church
October 10, 2017
Sterling - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan High School Institute at Newman Central Catholic High School
October 10, 2017
Somonauk - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. John the Baptist Church
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S M T W T F S

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