ROCKFORD—Each year, just before Lent begins, the Diocese of Rockford welcomes catechumens and candidates for sacraments in a ceremony called the Rite of Election.
Catechumens are those who are not yet baptized.
Candidates include both those who are baptized non-Catholics preparing for full communion with the Chur... Read More
DIOCESE—The second diocesan-wide collection that combines several collections into one will take place in parishes the weekend of March 8-9.
The International Appeal assists persons in other countries and also in the Diocese of Rockford. Two diocesan causes are included in this appeal: Catholic Elementary School Financial Sup... Read More
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we approach the Season of Lent, it is always important for us to take stock of our spiritual lives. By the Church’s traditional prayer, fasting and charity, we draw closer to Christ and to the Church. Our souls are laid open to be strengthened by Christ’s love, grace and forgiveness.... Read More
ST. CHARLES—Under a sign that read “Character— What you say or do when no one else is looking,” Bishop David Malloy celebrated Mass and encouraged 35 young men at the Illinois Youth Center to realize that “we can’t forget you.”
Asking how many were Catholic, the bishop said that he was &ldq... Read More
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