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Please continue to check this site for regular updates regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our Parish community.

Online Masses, Confession Times, Office Hours, and Envelopes

Online Masses

 

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.

 

The Mass and devotions can be accessed and viewed on the Diocese of Rockford website at www.rockforddiocese.org and on the Diocese of Rockford Facebook page.

 

Other options for viewing the celebration of the Mass online can be found through the Marian Fathers of Divine Mercy at https://www.thedivinemercy.org or through EWTN at https://www.ewtn.com.  

 

The diocese also broadcasts a pre-recorded Mass over local television station WREX-TV on Sunday mornings at 6:30 AM.

 

Finally, EWTN has a live streaming of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for those who are missing their time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Check out its website for more information.

 

Confessions

 

Confessions are still available in the coming weeks by appointment.  Those interested should contact the parish at 815.288.3131and leave a message at extension 103.  

 

Callers need not give their names, but should leave a phone number and a preferred time to meet for confession.  Father Doyle will return the call to confirm the time and give directions for meeting.

 

Office Hours

 

With the proclamation of the stay-at-home order in Illinois, the parish office is closed until further notice.  Messages and emails are checked regularly, but please be patient as it may take time to return those messages.  The school office is also closed for the foreseeable future.

 

Envelopes

 

Even though the parish is shut down during the current situation, we are still paying our office staff, custodians, and teachers so that they can continue to provide for themselves and their families during this crisis.  

 

As the Sunday collection envelopes are our primary form of income, we still need to collect them to ensure that we have enough funds to do so.

 

As such, please consider sending your envelopes to the parish through the mail.  We appreciate your consideration and are humbled by your generosity.  

 

Rev. Thomas J. Doyle, Jr.
Pastor
St. Anne Catholic Church