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.

Important Websites



The year begins Oct. 11 — the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council — and concludes Nov. 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.



Sacred Scripture



Catechism of the Catholic Church



Catechism of the Catholic Church - Compendium



Documents of the II Vatican Council






Diocese of Rockford




Diocese of Rockford - Vocations Office

Diocese of Rockford - Office of Family Life

Diocese of Rockford - Respect Life

The Observer Newspaper