The Diocese of Rockford, with the Rockford Task Force Committee, announced the creation of a new school, All Saints Catholic Academy, starting in the 2019-2020 school year. All Saints Catholic Academy is located at 409 North First Street in the former St. James School building, consolidating four schools, St. James, St. Edwards, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Bernadette.

Financial and spiritual support of All Saints comes from eight Rockford area parishes including St. James, St. Edwards. the Cathedral of St. Peter, St. Bernadette, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Patrick, SS. Peter and Paul and St. Stanislaus Kostka. Religious services and enrichment are provided both in school during class time and during mass with priests from the eight supporting parishes.

At the opening of the new school Micheal Kagan, superintendent of school for the Catholic Diocese of Rockford said, "We are committed to enhancing the educational program and expanding the extra-curricular opportunities for our students."

Before the creation of All Saints, a Joint School Committee in Rockford made up of parish and school representatives from the Cathedral of St. Peter School, St. Bernadette, St. James and St. Edwards worked to identify ways they could collaborate. The committee looked at ways the parish schools in west and central Rockford could expand their curriculums and offer more extracurricular choices while being affordable and maintaining the high quality of the Catholic education. Using guidance from the Faith Forward strategic plan, the JSC, RTFC, and Diocese of Rockford created All Saints Catholic Academy.

Wellness Information

All interested community members are invited to participate in updates and improvements to the All Saints Catholic Academy Wellness Policy. Please contact the school office for additional information.

St Joseph Altar News

We will be holding our parish St. Joseph Altar on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

The altar will be blessed after the 4:30 P.M. Mass, Saturday, March 16, 2024. Coffee and cookies will be served after the blessing.

The traditional meatless pasta dinner will be served on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Noon to 3:00 P.M. A free will offering is appreciated. The hall is handicap accessible. Carry out meals are available for the sick and homebound.

Our 9 day novena will start:

  • Friday, March 8 at 2:00 pm in church.
  • Saturday, March 9 at 3:30 pm in church
  • Sunday, March 10 thru Thursday March 14 at 2:00 pm in church
  • Friday, March 15 at 2:00 pm in hall
  • Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 pm in hall
Please consider adding your voice as we pray. There is a box in the gathering space to place your prayers of petitions and/or thanksgiving to be included in the novena.

Please watch the bulletin for more information or call Colleen or Joan Gullo at 815-226-8092 with questions.