ROCKFORD—More than 300 people gathered at St. Rita Parish on Nov. 21 and welcomed Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the final evening of Bishop David Malloy’s lecture series for the Year of Faith.
As has been customary, Bishop Malloy led evening prayer and shared a few remarks, noting that the se... Read More
ROCKFORD—“We have a double celebration today,” said Bishop David Malloy at the beginning of Mass on Nov. 24 at Cathedral of St. Peter.
The solemnity of Christ as our King and the conclusion of the Year of Faith are a “double joy,” he said, that “brings us together (with) thoughts of prayer and gr... Read More
ELGIN—More than 2,000 people gathered at Elgin Community College, Nov. 16, to spend a day in prayer and reflection to mark the end of the Year of Faith.
Bishop David J. Malloy offered Mass, which was concelebrated by several priests who are part of the diocese’s Hispanic ministry.
In his homily, the bishop en... Read More
The Rev. Msgr. Joseph B. Linster, V.F., — Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, St. Charles, to retire with the permission of Bishop David J. Malloy, effective Nov. 25, 2013.
The Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Tierney — to be Parochial Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, St. Charles, effective Nov. 25,... Read More
GALENA—St. Michael Parish will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its church building on Dec. 7, with a 5:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy followed by a reception.
St. Michael Church was designed by Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, who was the third pastor of the parish, from 1835-1843.
Father Mazzuchelli s... Read More
DIOCESE—Bishop David J. Malloy and bishops from around the world are being asked to look at the situation of families under their care and at how effective pastoral and educational programs have been at promoting church teaching on sexuality, marriage and family life.
The preparatory document for the extraordinary Synod of Bi... Read More
Parishioners from all parts of the Diocese of Rockford will have the opportunity to participate in closing the great celebration of the Year of the Faith in three upcoming special events.
In Elgin Nov. 16: Spanish Closing Mass, Day of Prayer
The Diocese of Rockford invites the Hispanic community to celeb... Read More
ROCKFORD—About 300 people received some evangelization inspiration on Oct. 18 at the Digital Church Conference held at St. Rita Parish.
Responding to evaluations from past Ministry Day annual gatherings, the conference was organized to meet the need expressed by parish staffs for information on how to reach out to parishioner... Read More
More than 200 couples were honored at the annual Silver and Gold Mass at Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford, Oct. 13. Click here for the complete story and a list of those honored at the Mass.
HUNTLEY—Msgr. James Moroney, professor at St. John Seminary in Boston, began his presentation with the very first line of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, before a crowd of approximately 200 people on Oct. 10.
The four aims of that document, he... Read More
DEKALB—They arrived by bus, car, and van early on Sunday, Oct. 6, to the sleepy campus of Northern Illinois University here, some 1,400 strong.
The throngs were greeted and directed by enthusiastic volunteers from the Newman Catholic Student Center at the campus. After arriving, they quickly donned lanyards and T-shirts and p... Read More
ROCKFORD—Five-year-old twins are the refugees that first come to Janet Biljeskovic’s mind as she reflects on her years with the Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Services.
Back in December 1995, she was a fairly-established refugee from the former Yugoslavia. Hearing about a program to provide children with... Read More
ROCKFORD—About 130 principals, superintendents, directors of religious education and of youth ministry gathered at St. Rita Parish Hall on Sept. 19 to learn what’s new in the Rockford Diocese in education.
But first, Bishop David J. Malloy spoke to them about their important work with children and young people.
... Read More
CRYSTAL LAKE—At the McHenry Deanery Women of Inspiration banquet on Sept. 15, Bishop David J. Malloy posed a question once asked by St. Ignatius of Loyola as he read through the Lives of the Saints for the first time.
“What if I were to live that kind of life?” Bishop Malloy quoted, adding that “in many ways... Read More
AURORA—Their significant parish ministry accomplishments are truly inspiring. This year’s Aurora Deanery Women of Inspiration were recognized for quietly leading to make their parishes active, strong and vibrant in a variety of capacities, ranging from volunteering at Hesed House and food pantries to pro-life, religious educ... Read More
DIOCESE—Changes are coming to the Diocese of Rockford, both in personnel and in some of the diocesan structures.
In an Aug. 27 announcement to diocesan staff, Msgr. Glenn Nelson, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, explained some of those changes.
One of the major changes is the restructuring of the Family Li... Read More
Father David Beauvais, retired priest of the Rockford Diocese, is also a social worker who has provided counseling services to many people over the years.
He continues in that work from office space at Holy Family Church in Rockford where he assists people who are dealing with various challenges, including that of caregiving.... Read More
Pope Francis frames vision for church outreach
Rockford area Vincentians look to reorganize
A group of Catholics and others gather Oct. 18 outside the World Relief Aurora office to pray for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Boylan names Bishop Lane scholars
McHenry Eucharistic Ministers gather for first conference
More than 50 parishioners of Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry, had some boot scootin' fun at a line dancing event sponsored by the parish's marriage ministry.
Students at St. John the Baptist School, Johnsburg, collected funds for fictims of Hurrican Haiyan.
Jonas Cebulski and Abigail Vagnoni werein the state finals of this year's Knights of Columbus State Soccer Challenge. The pair finished second and third, respectively, in their age divisions.
Members of the St. John Neumann high school's Peer Ministry Team served lunch to many of the St. Charles parish's veterans on Nov. 9.
Father Michael Morrissey and members of Holy Cross parish, Stockton, served dinner to members of the Stockton Blackhawk football team prior to the teams second round playoff game with Galena. Stockton defeated the Pirates to advance to the third round.
More parishes sponsor 'Mary of Nazareth' screenings soon
Cardinal George reviews year to end lecture series
Cathedral Mass closes Year of Faith
Highlights of busy Year of Faith
Pope Francis to help launch campaign against hunger
Pope meets with Israel's Netanyahu on peace
Syrian refugees: Aid agencies adapt, talk of resettlement
High court to hear two cases on HHS mandate and for-profits
German bishops eye gidelines for divorced Catholics to receive Communion
2015 to focus on Consecrated Life
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