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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phil. 1:2)
Thank you for spending some time looking at our website. Please know you are also welcome to our church and our various community celebrations.
Until then, “may the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” (Traditional Gaelic Blessing)
Fr. Ariel A. Valencia,
Reciban gracia y paz de Dios nuestro Padre y de Cristo Jesus, el Señor. (Fil. 1,2)
Gracias por visitar la página web de nuestra parroquia. Sepan que siempre son bienvenidos a nuestra iglesia y a las varias actividades parroquiales.
Hasta entonces, “Que el camino salga a tu encuentro. Que el viento siempre este en tu espalda. Que el sol brille sobre tu cara y la lluvia caiga suavemente en tus campos. Y hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo, que Dios te tenga en la palma de su mano.” (Una bendición tradicional Gaélica)
Padre Ariel A. Valencia,
Diocese of Rockford issues Statement on Report by Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul held a press confrence in downtown Chicago May 23 to release the final report on his investigation into clergy sexual abuse conducted over the past four and one half years. The 696-page “Report on Catholic Clergy Child Sex Abuse in Illinois,” focuses on decades of old and new abuse cases in the state’s six diocese: Belleville, Joliet, Peroria, Rockford, and Springfield and the Archdiocese of Chicago.
In response to the report the Diocese of Rockford has issued a statement about the report and recognizes the impact of abuse on survivors. “First and foremost, the Diocese of Rockford apologizes for the pain endured by victim survivors of childhood sexual abuse. No child should ever be harmed, and no adult should have to endure the memories of that harm. Our priority today remains the safety of all children and vulnerable individuals, and the repair of the past.”
Click here to read full Statement: https://www.rockforddiocese.org/pdfs/statements/DIOCESE%20OF%20ROCKFORD%20PUBLIC%20STATEMENT–FINAL.pdf
En Español: https://www.rockforddiocese.org/pdfs/statements/SP%20Diocese%20of%20Rockford%20Public%20Statement%20Final.pdf
To read and review the policies and procedures in place in the Rockford Diocese in regard to the reporting of abuse, training for recognizing and preventing sexual abuse please visit our Safe Environments web pages.
Diocese Safe Environment Page click here: https://www.rockforddiocese.org/safe-environment/
To read the Attorney General’s report click here: https://clergyreport.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/