Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
September 25, 2020
10:00 a.m., Virtual Catholic Conference of Illinois Board Meeting
September 26, 2020
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Permanent Diaconate Ordination at the Cathedral
September 27, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
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September 29, 2020
Joliet - 10:00 a.m., Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
October 3, 2020
Aurora - 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., Confirmation at Holy Angels Church
October 4, 2020
West Dundee - 1:30 and 3:00 p.m., Confirmation for St. Catherine of Siena, West Dundee and St. Mary, Gilberts at St. Catherine of Siena Church
October 4, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 4, 2020
North Aurora - 10:30 a.m., Mass for 50th Anniversary of Blessed Sacrament Parish at Blessed Sacrament Church
October 6-7, 2020
Virtual USCCB Committee Meetings
October 6, 2020
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Virtual Clergy Relief Meeting
October 6, 2020
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Virtual Presbyteral Council Meeting
October 8, 2020
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Father Johnson Lopez at St. Edward Church
October 10, 2020
Elgin - 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., Confirmation at St. Thomas More Church
October 11, 2020
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
October 13, 2020
Elgin - 5:30 p.m., Mass and Installation as Pastor of Msgr. Arquimedes Vallejo at St. Joseph Church

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.

For Other Questions Regarding the Diocese of Rockford and COVID-19,
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