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Holy Hour for Life

uniting in prayer for all hearts to move toward a culture of life

As a diocese, we unite in praying for all hearts to move toward a culture of life. Each 1st Saturday from October 2022-2024, various parishes will host a “Diocese of Rockford Holy Hour for Life.” All are welcome to attend in person or by joining from your local adoration chapel.


October 1, 2022Holy FamilyRockford3:15pm-4:15pmbefore vigil mass (4:30pm)
November 5, 2022St. BernadetteRockford10:00am-11:00amincludes a rosary and divine mercy chaplet
December 3, 2022SS Peter & PaulCary8:30am-9:30amafter 8am mass, confession available
January 7, 2023St. PeterSouth Beloit8:45am-9:45ambegins after 8am mass
February 4, 2023St. Katharine DrexelSugar Grove3:00pm-4:00pmbefore vigil mass (4:30pm)
March 4, 2023St. Mary OratoryRockford8:45am-9:45amafter 8am mass
April 1, 2023St. Thomas AquinasFreeport8:30am-9:30amafter 8am mass
May 6, 2023St. Thomas the ApostleCrystal Lake8:15am-9:15amafter 7:30am mass, confession available
June 3, 2023St. Thomas MooreElgin8:30-1:00pm8:30 mass, 9:00am confession, adoration available until 1:00pm
July 1, 2023Holy AngelsAurora8:45am-9:45am8:15am daily mass, then confessions
August 5, 2023St. RitaRockford3:15pm-4:15pmrosary, divine mercy. confessions. Vigil Mass at 4:30pm
September 2, 2023St. PatrickSt. Charles9:00am-10:00amafter 8:30am daily mass
October 7, 2023St. RitaRockford8:45am-9:45amafter 8:15am daily mass
October 21, 2023St. Anthony of PaduaRockford3:00pm-4:00pmConfession available, followed by Vigil Mass at 4:30pm
November 4, 2023St. John NeumannSt. Charles9:00am-10:00amafter 8:30am daily mass
December 2, 2023St. Catherine of SienaWest Dundee8:30am-9:30amafter 8:00am daily mass
January 6, 2024St. Anthony of PaduaRockford3:00pm-4:00pmConfession available, followed by Vigil Mass at 4:30pm
February 3, 2024Holy CrossBatavia8:30am-9:30amAfter 8am Mass, confession available
March 2, 2024St. JamesLee 3:30pm-4:30pmwith Confession available, followed by Vigil Mass at 4:30pm
April 6, 2024St. BernadetteRockford8:30am-9:30amHoly Mass at 8:00am followed by Confessions from 8:30-9:00am, 8:30am-9:30am Holy Hour for Life with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Rosary
May 4, 2024St. MaryPecatonica4:30pm-5:30pmwith confessions beginning at 4:45pm, followed by the 5:30pm Vigil Mass
May 6, 2024St. EdwardRockford5:30pm-7:30pm 
June 1, 2024St. MaryByron9:30am-10:30amAfter Mass at 9am
July 6, 2024St. MaryHuntley8:30am-9:30amAfter Mass at 8am
August 3, 2024St. MarySycamore8:45am-9:45am8am Mass, Holy Hour with confessions
September 7, 2024 Cathedral of St. PeterRockford8:30am-9:30am8am Mass, Holy Hour, with rosary and confessions
September 7, 2024 St. MaryEast Dubuque9am-10am8am Mass at St. Mary (170 Montgomery Ave., East Dubuque), Holy Hour with confessions at both St. Mary and the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15406 W. Creek Valley Rd., East Dubuque)
October 5, 2024Cathedral of St. PeterRockford8:30am-9:30am8am Mass,  Holy Hour with rosary and confessions
October 5, 2024St. PatrickMcHenry3pm-4pmHoly Hour with confessions and the rosary for life, followed by Saturday Vigil Mass

Frequently Asked Questions

With approval from the Pastor, parishes can sign up to host a 1st Saturday Holy Hour by contacting the Life & Family Evangelization Office.

The USCCB has provided an outline with readings, intentions, and prayers. It can be downloaded HERE. Please feel free to make copies which can be shared with attendees. 

The LiFE Office has created images and text that can be shared on social media, in bulletin announcements, or Flocknotes. Please contact Christian Maurer via email to request content.

Still have questions? Contact the LiFE Office!  |  815.399.4300 

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