Bishop Malloy’s Holy Week, Easter 苹果彩票官网 Online Schedule
To comply with Vatican and state guidance about group gatherings during this time of pandemic, Bishop David Malloy has cancelled all in-person Masses and other prayer gatherings in the Rockford Diocese until further notice. In accord with general instruction from the Holy See in celebrating Holy Week and Easter, the following liturgies will be celebrated and streamed live from the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford. The Triduum and Easter celebrations can be seen via the Diocese Rockford Facebook page and at the diocesan website, www..
(Note: Holy Thursday and Good Friday will also be streamed lived on the Diocese of Rockford YouTube Channel)
Bishop Malloy's Holy Week Schedule
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Bishop Malloy issues new statment regarding indulgences.
Bishop Malloy's Indulgence Statement
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Bishop Malloy issues new directives to priests for Churches, Holy Week and Easter
Bishop David J. Malloy today issued new directives to priests and pastors of the 104 parishes in the 11-county Diocese of Rockford. In an effort to cooperate with the ever-changing guidelines being issued by local state and national health and government authorities in regard to the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Malloy is instructing his priests on compliance measures in regard to the celebration of the sacraments and other gatherings including all services planned for Holy Week and Easter. These directives may be changed at any time as new direction is received.
Bishop Malloy's Letter
Bishop Malloy to Celebrate Web Masses and Devotions
Bishop David J. Malloy will begin offering Sunday Mass online beginning Sunday, March 22 at 9 a.m. He will continue through the suspension of public Masses in the Rockford Diocese.
Bishop Malloy will also offer a devotion and/or reflection every Wednesday at 12 noon.
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Msgr. Thomas Monahan
The Chancery received word Sunday, March 15, 苹果彩票线路导航, that Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Monahan, Ph. D., died at Wesley Willows in Rockford. Monsignor was born on July 30, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to James T. Monahan and Leona Waltenbaugh.
Monsignor Monahan attended Fordham University, New York, before attending Iona College苹果彩票官网, New Rochelle, N.Y. where he received his Bachelor Degree in Education. He attended St. Paul Seminary (1954-1958) where he received an Master’s Degree in Church History and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rockford on May 31, 1958 by Bishop Loras T. Lane at St. Mary Parish, McHenry.
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A Reminder from the Diocese of Rockford
The Office of Divine Worship has specific recommendations for Catholic parishioners, pastors and extraordinary ministers of communion during the cold and flu seasons each year.
With growing concern and media reports regarding the COVID 19 or Coronavirus, the Diocese of Rockford is reminding the faithful to be mindful of the following best practices while at Mass and public liturgical gatherings. (Click Here to read the full document)
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It’s Catholic Press Month!
The Office of Communications and Publications for the Diocese of Rockford hosted a breakfast on Feb. 6 to celebrate Catholic communications. The event welcomed employees of the Diocesan Administration Center as well as the owner of Castle Printech, which prints The Observer and El Observador newspapers, Observer freelance writers and Tim Walter, director of the Catholic Press Association. Bishop David Malloy was recognized for his contributions and support as publisher and as bishop. The breakfast featured casseroles and cheesy potatoes from Observer editor Penny Wiegert, who is also the director of communications for the diocese, as well as fruit, pastries and beverages. The annual event also celebrated ongoing efforts to digitally archive the print publications.