Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule

Directives for the Faithful to Return to Mass

Statements and Updates from Bishop Malloy

Bishop Malloy's statement extending dispensation past Easter - April 9, 2020.
Bishop Malloy's Dispensation Statement
Spanish Dispensation Statement

Bishop Malloy's statment regarding indulgences. - March 26, 2020
Bishop Malloy's Indulgence Statement

Diocesan Cancellations AND Postponements

The following is a list of Diocesan sponsored or diocesan-wide activities that have been cancelled or postponed in order to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in accord with recommendations from local, state and national health agencies. This list does not include individual parish events. Please check your local parish website or social media page for their closings and/or postponed listings.


  • Be Reconciled Day, April 1, All Parishes 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • All Confirmations beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Mass of Thanksgiving, March 26, Cathedral of St. Peter, 6 p.m.
  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention, April 4, Cathedral of St. Peter
  • 2020 Diocesan Appeal Trainings for Parishes scheduled for March 18 Rockford Deanery, March 19 Elgin Deanery, March 25, McHenry Deanery and March 26 for the Sterling Deanery. (Watch for interactive web based meeting solutions)
  • The Ministry Formation Office has suspended DTI class Ten Popes who Shook the World (March 14th & 21st), CLCP class (March 14th, possible April 18th), and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday classes for Ministry Formation Program until further notice Specialization Day on March 28 is also postponed.
While our parish staffs will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 anytime they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.

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