Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
October 19, 2019
DeKalb - 9:00 a.m., Mass for the Diocesan Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Christ the Teacher University Parish
October 19, 2019
Aurora - 4:00 p.m., Mass and Exemplification Ceremony of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree at Aurora Central Catholic High School
October 20, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
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October 20, 2019
Byron - 1:00 p.m., Confirmation at St. Mary Church
October 22, 2019
Rockford - 11:00 a.m., Clergy Relief Meeting at the DAC
October 23, 2019
South Beloit - 5:30 p.m., Confirmation for St. Peter, South Beloit and Church of the Holy Spirit, Roscoe at St. Peter Church
October 24, 2019
Rockford - 5:30 p.m., Catholic Charities 1st Annual “A Moveable Feast” Fundraiser at the Nordlof Center
October 26, 2019
Somonauk - 10:00 a.m., Confirmation at St. John the Baptist Church
October 27, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
October 27, 2019
Rockford - 10:45 a.m., Mass for the Catholic Youth Summit at Rock Valley College
October 28-29, 2019
St. Paul, MN - Visit with Diocesan Seminarians at St. Paul Seminary and St. John Vianney Seminary
October 29-30, 2019
Seward, NE - Visit with Diocesan Seminarians at St. Gregory the Great Seminary
November 1, 2019
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., School Mass at Boylan Central Catholic High School
November 2, 2019
Rockford - 9:00 a.m., Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting at the DAC
November 2, 2019
Rockford - 1:00 p.m., All Souls' Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery
November 3, 2019
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
November 3, 2019
Rockford - 2:00 p.m., Ministry Formation Certification Ceremony at the Cathedral
November 5, 2019
St. Paul, MN - 7:00 p.m., Mass for Institution of Acolytes at St. Paul Seminary
November 6, 2019
Evansville, IN - 2:00 p.m., Mass of Dedication of St. Benedict Cathedral in the Diocese of Evansville at St. Benedict Cathedral
Upcoming Events

Monday Evening Bible Study

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fox Valley Women’s Bible Study

October 24 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am

Monday Evening Bible Study

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fox Valley Women’s Bible Study

October 31 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am

World Wide Marriage Encounter Spanish

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - November 3 @ 4:30 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-RockfordContact

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.