COVID10 Special Indulgences

Special Indulgences Related to COVID-19 Announced From the Apostolic Penitentiary on March 20, 2020: “The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.” About Plenary Indulgences: A plenary indulgence removes all of the temporal punishment…

Holy Week Announcement

Sunday, March 22, 2020 Dear St Laurence Community, I have received additional instruction from Bishop Malloy regarding the Diocesan response to the coronavirus update. Health authorities have instructed a strict limit of 10 persons maximum for any gathering. This directive applies to the Sacramental celebrations of weddings, baptisms, and funerals, if they are to proceed as scheduled including gravesite services. These events will have to…

Mass of Thanksgiving – Misa de Accion de Gracias

Mass of Thanksgiving – Gratitude for the 2019 Diocesan Appeal The Diocese of Rockford announced that Bishop Malloy will be holding  special mass on March 26, 2020 at 6PM in the Cathedral of St. Peter 1243 N. Church St., in Rockford. The mass is in thanksgiving for the generosity of the diocese in the appeal for 2019. Read more here English Espanol  

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

UPDATED – Join Father Andrew on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Where: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Israel) & Medjugorje (Croatia) When: September 23 – October 4, 2020 The trip will be an English Language journey. Spiritual Directors for the trip will be: Father Andrew Mulcahey of St. Laurence Parish – Elgin & Father Adalberto Sanchez of St. Rita of Cascia – Aurora Cost…

Action Alert – Abortion Legislation

Action Alert – Abortion Legislation The extreme abortion legislation that has been introduced in Illinois has taken its first step in the legislative process, and we are asking for your help. If you attended Mass at a parish in the Diocese of Rockford this weekend, you likely heard the letter that Bishop Malloy wrote to the people of the diocese (click here to read his…

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