Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
August 8, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 7:30am
August 8, 2021
Festa Italiana Mass @ 10am at Boylan Catholic High School
August 9, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Very Rev. Robert Jones, St. Thomas the Apostle in Crystal Lake @ 5:30pm
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August 10, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Reverend Matthew DeBlock, Sacred Heart Parish in Marengo @ 5:30pm
August 11, 2021
Mass for the Feast of St. Clare at Corpus Christi Monastery @ 8am
August 11, 2021
Installation of Pastor Rev. John Evans, St. Patrick Parish/Dixon @ 5:30pm
August 12, 2021
Installation of Pastor Rev. Keith Romke, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish/Crystal Lake @ 5:30pm
August 15, 2021
St. Bridget 75th Anniversary Mass at St. Bridget Parish/Loves Park @ 11am
August 15, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 730am
August 16, 2021
Installation of Pastor Very Rev. Stephen St. Jules, St. Katherine Drexel Parish/ Sugar Grove @ 5:30pm
August 17, 2021
Installation of Pastor Very Rev. Peter Snieg, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish/Freeport @ 5:30pm
August 18, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Rev. William Antillon – SS. Peter & Paul, Virgil and St. Mary of the Assumption, Maple Park, to be held at SS. Peter & Paul, Virgil @ 5:30pm
August 19, 2021
Installation of Pastor, Rev. Josue Lara – St. Nicholas Parish, Aurora @ 5:30pm
August 22, 2021
Cathedral Mass @ 7:30am
August 22, 2021
Silver and Gold Mass, St. Mary Parish, Huntley @ 2:30pm

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