Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
November 29, 2022
Johnsburg - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Peter-Spring Grove and St. John the Baptist-Johnsburg at St. John the Baptist Church
December 3, 2022
Pecatonica - 1:00 p.m., 100th Anniversary Mass, St. Mary Church
December 4, 2022
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Sunday Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter
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December 8, 2022
St. Charles - 6:00 p.m., Mass with Fox Valley Servi Christi and Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, St. John Neumann Church, followed by dinner
December 12, 2022
Carpentersville - 6:00 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, St. Monica Church
December 13, 2022
Huntley - 7:00 p.m., Diocesan Christmas Concert, St. Mary Church

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Parish Boundaries
Rev. Carl E. Beekman
Rev. Carl E. Beekman
Pastor

St. Anthony, Rockford
Rockford Deanery

Rev. Carl E. Beekman, Pastor

Deacon Peter Addotta
Address:
1010 Ferguson Street
Rockford, IL 61102

Website:
www.stanthonyrockford.org

Email:
StAnthony-RockfordContact

Phone: (815) 965-2761
Fax: (815) 968-2798

Mass Times:
Sunday:8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Monday:7:00 a.m.
Tuesday:7:00 a.m.
Wednesday:7:00 a.m.
Thursday:7:00 a.m.
Friday:7:00 a.m., *12:00 p.m.
Saturday:4:30 p.m.
Holy Day:See church bulletin or website.
*  First Fridays

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
After daily Mass
Saturday: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Or by appointment

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send an email to webmaster@rockforddiocese.org.
Founded:  1910
Built:  1930
Registered Families:  922
Church Capacity:  500
History:
In 1906, the Reverend Anthony Marchesano came to America from Italy to visit his parents in Chicago. In 1909, Bishop Muldoon, in view of the constantly growing Italian community in Rockford, conferred with Father Marchesano and he agreed to come to Rockford to help establish the parish of St. Anthony.

Many of the Italian immigrants were from Veneto, Ferentino (near Rome) and various places in Sicily, who tended to settle in South Rockford. Some of the early parishioners also came to Rockford from farms in Louisiana and coal mines in the LaSalle/Peru area.

Father Marchesano oversaw the building of the first church in 1910, but he died before the completion of the current church in 1930. In 1933, upon the request of Bishop Hoban, the Conventual Franciscans arrived to minister to this community.

Although the descendants of the original Italian immigrants are now dispersed throughout the greater Rockford area, St. Anthony remains an Italian national parish. It is also the home parish for a growing number of Hispanics, who now make up the majority of the parish's neighborhood.