ROCKFORD—Cheers and applause surrounded each of 18 women who were honored by their parishes on Jan. 25 at a banquet at Cliffbreakers Restaurant.
The annual event, sponsored by the Rockford Deanery Council of Catholic Women, aims to recognize women who are active at their parish, often working behind the scenes.
Not... Read More
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SANDWICH— “God has made us to be happy even when we struggle,” said Bishop David Malloy at a Solemn Mass of Dedication at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, here, the evening of Jan. 17.
Parishioners at this Sandwich parish understand struggle. They first moved, then renovated, and now have res... Read More
ROCKFORD—The 16th annual January Life Breakfast in Rockford on Jan. 15 honored Holy Family parishioners Robert and Joyce Balzer and featured St. James parishioners Larry and Stacy Morrissey as keynote speakers.
The event first applauded attending pastors, health professionals and politicians as perso... Read More
FRANKLIN GROVE—Father Anthony J. Becker, 93, died at Franklin Grove Health Care Center, here, Jan. 15, 2015.
Father Becker was born on Jan. 5, 1922, in Maytown, to Anton F. and Margaret (Meister) Becker.
Father Becker attended Pontifical College Josephinum and Seminary, Worthi... Read More
ST. CHARLES—“Trans-formers” ... That’s the name given to middle school students at St. Patrick Parish, here, who attend Transformation Tuesday each week at 7 a.m. before school.
The day starts with Mass in the chapel at the parish’s Crane Road church where students join adults who are regular daily Mas... Read More
DIOCESE—The first combined collection for 2015 will come to parishes the weekend of Jan. 17-18.
This National Appeal combines several national collections into one, which limits the volume of special collections at parishes across the diocese.
Catholics are invited to support the Church in this country using materi... Read More
BELVIDERE—In expressing his gratitude to all who had made the addition to St. James Church possible, Bishop David Malloy offered “a particular word of thanks” to its pastor, Father Brian Geary, calling the need for “a priestly heart ... no small thing ... in the midst of a project like this.”
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ROCKFORD—At his second Christmas Mass for male inmates at the Winnebago County Jail, Bishop Malloy shared a brief conversation he had had a few hours earlier after midnight Mass.
After Mass, as he greeted people outside the Cathedral of St. Peter, a man and woman came up. The man introduced himself as someone who had been to ... Read More
ST. CHARLES—An evening enriched with prayer, food and discussion was the focus of the During Your Vacation Discern Your Vocation dinner hosted at St. Patrick Parish in St. Charles, Dec. 30.
More than 40 young men in high school and college joined Bishop David Malloy; Father Keith Romke, diocesan Director of Vocations and paro... Read More
ROCKFORD—The Diocese of Rockford Administration learned Jan. 5 that the case against Msgr. Aaron Brodeski, a priest of the diocese since 1998, has been resolved.
Msgr. Brodeski was arrested on May 23, 2014, by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police and charged with two misdemeanor counts of public indecency in regards to... Read More
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which is January 25 – 31. The theme for 2015 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe ... Read More
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