St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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7th Annual Fall Fiesta

The Hispanic Community invites you to the 7th annual Fall Fiesta September 21, 2014 at 1:00pm till 5:30pm. There will be great Mexican and American food, Traditional Mexican dancing by Ballet Quetzalcuatl and our own local Ballet, two musical groups and good company. Come and enjoy the culture of our brothers and sisters from Central America!

The event will be located at St. Mary’s Church, 704 S State, Freeport IL


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Catholic Indifferentism

Rome, September 15, 2014

On the Feast of Corpus Christi earlier this summer—the feast celebrating the Body and Blood of Our Lord—a good number of the staff here at ChurchMilitant.TV and St. Michael’s Media attended a parish that appropriately marked the event by a solemn Eucharistic procession.

 It was quite soul-stirring to see hundreds of faithful Catholics in reverential procession following Our Lord and singing hymns. It is a small but strong reminder, a promise of what eternity will hold for us. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/catholic-indifferentism?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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Liturgy of the Eucharist; Part 31

Last week we discovered how we as a community pray together for all those who have died. We pray for each and every person in the pew and all the special people in the lives who have died. In the next part, the priest asks for the intercession of all the saints. “To us also,…graciously grant some share and fellowship with your holy apostles and martyrs…” These saints are praying for us and our loved ones. Continue reading


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Triumph of the Cross and Passing on the Faith


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Pope Francis on the Madness of War: When Will Humanity Learn Its Lesson!

Vatican City, September 14, 2014 (Zenit.org) Junno Arocho Esteves | 267 hits

Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal for peace in the world during his Angelus address, echoing his words yesterday at the World War I memorial in Redipuglia. The visit to the Austro-Hungarian cemetery and memorial in northern Italy “makes us understand how war is madness!”

 “A madness,” he said, “which humanity has not yet learned the lesson!” “When will we learn, when will we learn this lesson?” …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-on-the-madness-of-war-when-will-humanity-learn-its-lesson?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch

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