Catholic Guidance for End-of-Life Decision Making

Discussing death and dying can be difficult and uncomfortable, yet perhaps no conversations are more profound or necessary for all of us. End-of-life decisions are among the most challenging we will ever face. Join us for an informative evening as we discuss topics such as ordinary and extraordinary treatments, euthanasia, nutrition and hydration. Our panel of speakers will include Fr. Ken Wasilewski, Ethicist for the Diocese of Rockford, as well as representatives from Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Calvary Cemetery. This evening will be hosted at St. Rita Parish (6254 Valley Knoll Drive in Rockford) in Wahl Hall on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Mary Kinney at (815) 519-7066.

Come Holy Spirit: Sharing the Graces of Pentecost

On April 23rd Patti Gallagher Mansfield will speak at a Charismatic day of renewal, “Come Holy Spirit: Sharing the graces of Pentecost,” at St. Patrick Church, 244 Kelley Drive, Rochelle, IL. Registration begins at 8:30. The day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early registration is $15, $20 at the door. Bring a sack lunch. There will be a love offering. The day is sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services for the Diocese of Rockford. Information: Linda 815-264-3240 or

“Mission on the Family”

International Catholic speaker, author and radio host Jon Leonetti will be hosting a Marriage Enrichment Workshop titled “Mission of the Family” on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at St. Rita Church in Rockford. Register online at or call the church office at 815-398-0853. The cost is $35, lunch included. Take advantage of this dynamic speaker and enjoy the day with your spouse!