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Bishop Malloy's Public Schedule
January 31, 2015
Rockford - 7:00 p.m., 61st Annual OSF St. Anthony Pink Ball Fundraiser at Giovanni's Restaurant
February 1, 2015
Rockford - 7:30 a.m., Mass at the Cathedral
February 2-4, 2015
Dallas, TX - National Catholic Bioethics Center Workshop for Bishops
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Holy Family 20th Annual Respec...
January 30, 2015 - 6:00pm (Rockford)
20th Respect Life banquet
January 30, 2015 - 6:00pm (Rockford)
Pro-Life Conference
January 31, 2015 - TBA (Rosemont)
35th Super party
February 1, 2015 - 4:00pm (North Aurora)
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Rockford Deanery Women of the Year

Date: January 28, 2015

Rockford - On Jan. 25 a banquet honoring 18 Catholic Women of the Year was held at Cliffbreakers Restaurant. Each of the 18 parishes in the Rockford Deanery chose a woman for her service to the parish and for being an inspiration to others. Bishop David Malloy presented the awards at this 23rd annual event sponsored by the Rockford Deanery Council of Catholic Women.
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In Memoriam: Rev. Anthony J. Becker

Date: January 16, 2015

The Chancery received word Thursday that Reverend Anthony J. Becker died at Franklin Grove Health Care Center, Franklin Grove, Illinois. Father was born on January 5, 1922, in Maytown, Illinois, to Anton F. and Margaret (Meister) Becker.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on January 20, 2015, at 11:00AM at St. Patrick Church, 32 N. Jones Avenue, Amboy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 9:00AM-10:45AM at the church prior to the Mass. Bishop David J. Malloy will be the main celebrant. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Amboy, at a later date. Arrangements are being made by Mihm Jones Funeral Home, Amboy, Illinois.

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At the conclusion of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, celebrated in 2014 to treat the topic, The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization, Pope Francis decided to make public the Relatio Synodi, the document which concluded the synod's work. At the same time, the Holy Father indicated that this document would be the Lineamenta for the XIV Ordinary General Assembly to take place from October 4 to 25, 2015 to treat the topic, The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.

The Relatio Synodi, which is sent as the Lineamenta, concludes in the following words: "These proposed reflections, the fruit of the synodal work that took place in great freedom and with a spirit of reciprocal listening, are intended to raise questions and indicate points of view that will later be developed and clarified through reflection in the local Churches in the intervening year leading to the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops" (Relatio Synodi, n. 62)

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Bishop Malloy Offers Words of Hope At Second Jail Christmas Mass

Date: January 9, 2015

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 his Christmas Mass at the jail last year, as an inmate.

"There he was," Bishop Malloy said, and he happily reported that the man expressed his gratitude for the 2013 Mass, then told him that "all is going well now."

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Statement Regarding Msgr. Aaron Brodeski

Date: January 5, 2015

ROCKFORD, IL — The Diocese of Rockford learned today that the case against Msgr. Aaron Brodeski, a priest of the diocese since 1998, has been resolved.

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In Memoriam: Rev. Bernard A. Ratazak

Date: January 1, 2015

The Chancery received word Thursday that Reverend Bernard A. Ratazak died at Presence Cor Mariae, Rockford, Illinois, and went to join his beloved wife Gloria who died January 15, 1965. Father was born on July 10, 1917, in Spring Valley, Illinois, to Stanley and Antoinette (Reinsch) Ratazak.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 11:00AM at St. Bernadette Church, 2400 Bell Avenue, Rockford. Visitation will be from 9:00AM-10:45AM at the church prior to the Mass. Bishop David J. Malloy will be the main celebrant. Interment will be at Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley, Illinois. Arrangements are being made by Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Rockford, Illinois.

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"The Catholic Forum" Signs Off Of WROK Radio Dec. 29

Date: December 26, 2014

ROCKFORD, IL — "The Catholic Forum" radio show, hosted each week by the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, David J. Malloy, will sign off during its regularly scheduled show, Monday, December 29, 2014 on WROK 1440 AM, a Townsquare Media Inc., station.

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In Memoriam: Rev. Daniel D. Tranel

Date: December 11, 2014

The Chancery received word Thursday that Reverend Daniel D. Tranel died at Stonehill Franciscan Services, Dubuque, Iowa, after complications from a stroke. Father was born on September 15, 1932, in East Dubuque, Illinois, to Edward and Lucille (Kieffer) Tranel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 17, at 10:00AM at St. Mary Church. Bishop David J. Malloy will be the celebrant. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00PM on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St. Mary Church, 170 Montgomery Avenue, East Dubuque, Illinois, and from 8:45AM until Mass. Interment will be at East Dubuque Cemetery, East Dubuque, Illinois. Arrangements are being made by Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, Illinois.

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2014 Diocesan Appeal:
"In His Presence"


"I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people."
- Psalm 116:18

We live in God's presence when we give of ourselves to all His people. The Diocesan Appeal helps add power to our gift. By pooling our resources, we can make a difference in our parishes, our diocese and society at large.

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