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. Bernadette Parish, Rockford, is seeking a part-time Business Manager to oversee the administrative, financial, & strategic plans of the parish.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, proper recording of income & disbursements, maintenance of the annual budget, oversight of parish activities & ministries, completion of new hire paperwork with the pastor, & following procedures outlines in the Diocesan best practice guide.
Candidates for this position should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with 3 to 5 years of accounting experience. The ideal candidate will also possess strong computer skills, including knowledge of QuickBooks, ability to prioritize multiple duties, maintain accurate records, communicate effectively both verbally & in writing, & the ability to work independently. Due to the sensitive nature of the responsibilities, confidentiality is an essential requirement of the position.

If you are interest in applying for the position, please contact Rev. Kenneth Stachyra, 815-968-0904 or kstachyra@rockforddiocese.org