St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Birthday Cards for Jesus

This year we will have the children make Birthday Cards for Jesus in the Religious Education Program. These children will be able to bring their birthday cards up to Jesus during the offertory at the Masses celebrated for Christmas. If any children would like to bring their birthday cards up to Jesus during Mass on Christmas, they may do so with the other children. Happy Birthday Jesus!

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Pope: Families Are to Make Special Place in Home for Jesus This Advent

Vatican City, December 17, 2014

During a special weekly general audience coinciding with his 78th birthday, Pope Francis called on all families to make a special place for Jesus in their homes this Advent. …

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Pope Explains 3 Steps to Ensure a Joyful Christmas

Vatican City, December 15, 2014

The Pope has called for nothing other than pure joy as we prepare for Christmas, and given a three-step recipe for making sure we can live the birth of the Christ Child with joy. …

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Jesus’ Joy Starts Now, Says Pope at Angelus

 City, December 14, 2014

Pope Francis says the joy that Jesus gives is one that we can experience and feel already today, not just when we get to Heaven.

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Don’t Miss the Christmas Novena!

I invite you to pray this Christmas Novena with us at St Mary and St Joseph Churches. What a great way to keep your focus on Jesus and not let the world’s anxieties suck you down. Enjoy! To sign up click on the link below.


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