Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
August 24, 2019
Wonder Lake - 4:00 p.m., Mass for the 70th Anniversary of Parish Founding at Christ the King Church
August 25, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
August 25, 2019
Aurora - 4:30 p.m., Aurora Deanery DCCW, Woman of Inspiration Dinner at Pipers Banquets
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August 28, 2019
Rockford - 8:00 a.m., Ribbon Cutting and New School Blessing at All Saints Catholic Academy
August 31, 2019
Rockford - 4:00 p.m., Mass and Parish Visit for 100th Anniversary at St. Patrick Church
September 1, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 4, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation at St. Patrick Church
September 7, 2019
Hampshire - 5:00 p.m., Mass for 90th Anniversary of School Opening at St. Charles Borromeo Church
September 8, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
September 8, 2019
Sterling - 11:30 a.m., Mass and Parish Visit at St. Mary Church
September 10, 2019
Rockford - 11:15 a.m., Presbytery Day at St. Rita Church
Upcoming Events

Fundraiser for St. Mary SVdP Conference

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Mexican Fiesta

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Women of Inspiration Dinner

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fish Boil

August 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Gifts of the Spirit Seminar

August 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Parish Boundaries
Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv
Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv
Pastor

Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv
Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv
Parochial Vicar

St. Anthony, Rockford
Rockford Deanery

Rev. James Ciaramitaro, OFM Conv, Pastor
Rev. Lucjan Szymanski, OFM Conv, Parochial Vicar

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

Website:
www.stanthonyrockford.org

Email:
StAnthony-Rockford@RockfordDiocese.org

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

Mass Times:
Sunday:7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Monday:8:00 a.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m.
Saturday:4:30 p.m.
Holy Day:See church bulletin or website.

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

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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.