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's people 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 other people of goodwill in advocating for justice.


Contact:  Richard Parsons at (815) 520-3205 or rparsons@rockforddiocese.org for
a counselor to contact you regarding availability and location.


Aurora, Belvidere, Rockford and McHenry

Catholic Charities counseling offers a variety
of services in four different community locations and in certain Catholic Schools throughout the diocese.  The counseling department uses a sliding fee schedule to serve all people regardless of their faith or their ability to pay.  Using the best counseling processes available, we work with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, family and adolescent issues.  We are committed to the Church's social teaching which emphasizes the dignity of the person and our responsibility to help our clients attain the highest degree of human worth and independence possible.  All of the counselors are Catholics in good standing, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ and have, at least, a Master's degree.

Grief Support Group

Have you or a loved one experienced a recent loss in your life?  Perhaps you are grieving a death, going through or recently been divorced, working through unemployment or finding your family size changing as your children grow.  Grief occurs throughout our lives as we encounter losses and sometimes it helps to share our feelings, as this strengthens the Body of Christ.

Please click here to view brochure.

Catholic Charities support group gathers on:

Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. in our McHenry office at:

5141 W. Bull Valley Road
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 344-6956

The group is led by a trained facilitator and there is no charge or need to pre-register.  Please consider attending and if you have any questions, call the Catholic Charities office.  At this time, there is no childcare available. 


                                                               Marital Counseling                                                                      Please click here to view brochure.




Individual Counseling
                                Please click here to view brochure.   





School Counseling
Please click here to view brochure.

(Available at select Catholic schools within the Diocese.)