In Loving Memory of Rev. Msgr. Thomas Bales

It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Fr. Tom.

Msgr. Bales left this earth on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and, in his own words, "went to see Jesus."

Fr. Tom's strong faith was an example to us all, and his willingness to share it with others was an inspiration to all who had the privilege to know him.

We will always remember his larger-than-life smile, sense of humor and the joy he brought to our parish.

Please continue to pray for the repose of Fr. Tom's soul, as well as for his family.

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord

and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace. Amen.


May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.



Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00AM at Holy Family

Church, Rockford, IL. Visitation will be from 2PM-7:30PM Wednesday, April 25 at the church

with prayer service at 7:30PM and visitation from 9:00AM-10:45AM at the church prior to the

Mass. Private interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, Illinois at a later


date. Arrangements are being made by Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Rockford, Illinois.

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