Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
April 21, 2019
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Easter Sunday Mass at the Winnebago County Jail
April 23, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Rita Church
April 26-28, 2019
Springfield - 2019 Illinois State Council Convention of the Knights of Columbus
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April 29, 2019
Woodstock - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at Marian Central Catholic High School
April 29, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at SS. Peter & Paul Church
April 30, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Jubilee Mass for Diocesan Priests at St. Rita Church
May 3, 2019
Crystal Lake - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for the Hispanic Community of St. Thomas the Apostle Church
May 5, 2019
St. Charles - Confirmation for St. Patrick Church – 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
May 5, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
May 7, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
May 7, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Presbyteral Council Meeting at the DAC
Upcoming Events

Art Exhibits

April 4 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

Earth Day Retreat

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

End of Life Decision Making

April 24 @ 6:00 pm

Painting Class

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Claretian Missionaries

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 3:00 pm

Diocesan Offices


A bishop, by divine institution, carries on the work of the apostles. By reason of episcopal consecration, he shares in the triple apostolic function of a teacher of doctrine, a priest of sacred worship, and minister of church government. Bishops are responsible to act in council to guide the Church. The bishop to whom a particular or local church is entrusted is called a diocesan bishop or a residential bishop. All other bishops receive Titular Sees over which they exercise no pastoral authority.

When the pastoral needs of a diocese or archdiocese warrant it, an auxiliary bishop may be assigned to aid the residential bishop in governing his diocese. An auxiliary bishop is assigned when the residential bishop needs assistance in carrying out his duties because of ill health, advanced age, or amount of work. An auxiliary bishop does not have the right of succession within his diocese.

In special circumstances, such as the advanced age or ill health of a diocesan bishop, a coadjutor bishop may be appointed to assist the principal bishop of a diocese. Coadjutor bishops have the right of succession in the diocese of their appointment from the time the See becomes vacant upon the death or retirement of its bishop.

About Bishop David J. Malloy

Chancery Documents and Forms

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7044
Rockford, IL 61125

(815) 399-4300
FAX: (815) 399-5266

Rev. Msgr. Glenn L. Nelson, J.C.L.

Rev. Msgr. Glenn L. Nelson, J.C.L.

Ellen B. Lynch

Rev. Matthew M. Bergschneider, J.C.L.

Ellen B. Lynch

Reverend Jonathan Bakkelund

Deacon Thomas F. McKenna

Tammy White
Secretary to Bishop Malloy

Jaki Parsons
Secretary to Msgr. Nelson

Sally Arndt
Secretary to Ellen Lynch