Mission Statement
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Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church.
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Our mission is to serve God for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and the other people of good will in advocating for justice.

Welcome to Catholic Charities!
Diocese of Rockford

Sharing the light of Christ in the Diocese of Rockford

Sharing the gift of Faith with those in need


Catholic Charities: respecting the dignity of all human life from conception until natural death.

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Charitably Speaking

by Patrick Winn
Director, Rockford Diocese Catholic Charities

Autumn: St. Damien, Teen Summit, Thanks (pdf)

Justice and Unfounded Accusations (pdf)

​As Universal Church, We Can Help (pdf)

​Help Catholic Charities by Joining 'A Movable Feast' (pdf)

​Pray, But Work from Facts (pdf)

​Keeping an Eye on Our Elders (pdf)

'We're Worried Now, But We Won't Be Worried Long' (pdf)

The Cross in the Crossword (pdf)

Speaking of Zingers... (pdf)

Racism is a Life Issue (pdf)

Journey with Faith This Christmas (pdf)

Thanks for Your Gifts Now and in the Future (pdf)

Citizenship: Nobody Said It Would Be Easy (pdf)

Immigration Talks Beg for Reason (pdf)

You're Welcome and Amen (pdf)

To Stop Trafficking We Need Backbones (pdf)

God Bless America


Catholic Charities Administration Office
555 Colman Center Drive
P.O. Box 7044
Rockford, IL  61125

Patrick J. Winn - Diocesan Director
(815) 399-4300  Ext. 369

Fiscal Manager
(815) 399-4300 Ext. 348

Serving all people of all faiths one heart at a time.

Member Agency of the following United Ways:

Fox Valley United Way
Kishwaukee United Way
United Way of Boone County
United Way of Greater McHenry County
United Way of Lee County - Click Here for YouTube Preentation
United Way of Northwest

United Way of Rock River Valley - Campaign Video
United Way of Whiteside County

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Diocesan Stewardship