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On Saturday, December 15th, Aurora Central Catholic High School will

welcome prospective students to take the Placement Exam.  Students

are asked to arrive at 7:45am.  The cost for this exam is $30.         


Deanery Penance Services

St. Catherine(Genoa)- Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm

St. Gall(Elburn)- Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm

St. Mary(Sycamore)- Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm

St. Mary(Maple Park)- Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm

Ss. Peter and Paul(Virgil)- Thursday, December 13 at 7pm.

St. John the Baptist(Somonauk)- Monday December 17th at 7pm.

Newman Center(DeKalb)- extra confession time Wednesday December 19th from 7-9pm.

All day confessions at St. Gall(Elburn) from 7:30am-8:45pm on Thursday December 20

Saturday, December 8th


The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Dr. Mary Healy will host a day of teaching on and prayer for healing. Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this event-Whether your curious, questioning, or committed, if you want to experience God and ask for His healing touch, join us on December 8! Come for the whole day if you can, or simply join us for the evening healing service. Anyone and everyone who is in need of physical, spiritual, or mental healing is encouraged to attend the day, or even simply the evening session beginning at 7pm.



  • The day will begin at 1:30pm with an afternoon of teaching on the gift of God's healing and how to pray for and experience that gift.
  • There will be time for 5pm Mass and dinner in the PAC from Sweet Dreams.
  • The evening will conclude with a healing service in the Church including Praise & Worship, a talk from Dr. Healy and prayer ministry.




There is no cost to attend; a free will offering of $10/person is suggested. Registration in advance is not required, but please RSVP online at:





Thanksgiving - Thursday 11/22 - 9:00 AM Mass



Immaculate Conception - Friday 12/7 - 7:00 PM Vigil Mass

Immaculate Conception - Saturday 12/8 - 5:00 PM HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION


Communal Penance - Wednesday 12/12 - 7:00 PM


Christmas Eve - Monday 12/24 - 8:15 AM Daily Mass

Christmas Eve - Monday 12/24 - 5:00 PM Mass (Children's Mass)

Christmas Eve - Monday 12/24 - 10:00 PM Mass (Adult Choir)

Christmas Day - Tuesday 12/25 - 8:00 AM Mass

Christmas Day - Tuesday 12/25 - 10:00 AM Mass


Solemnity of Mary - Monday 12/31 - 5:00 PM Vigil Mass

Solemnity of Mary - Tuesday 1/01 - 10 AM Mass HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION


Official Church Statements Concerning the Abuse Crisis

Below are official publications from Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, and from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, of whom Cardinal DiNardo serves as President. These serve as the most appropriate sources of information regarding the practical and spiritual posture of our local and national Church.

May your faith in Jesus Christ remain firm in this difficult time.  We need the Life and Love of God to imbue our world very deeply.   I encourage you to deepen your disposition of prayer for the many needs which are so evident in our world today.

Letters from Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford

August 28, 2018:  Letter and Invitation to Prayer to the Catholic Faithful

August 17, 2018:  Statement

Press Releases from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, of whom Cardinal DiNardo serves as President

September 19, 2018:  U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority

September 13, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

August 27, 2018: President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops

August 16, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican as U.S. Bishops Resolve to Address "Moral Catastrophe"

August 14, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops' Conference and Committee Chairman Response to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

August 1, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders

July 28, 2018:  President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals

June 20, 2018:  President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Offers Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Announcement

Fall Clean Up at the cemetary is complete.  Please feel free to place your winter decorations.