St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Honor our Sheriff, Police, Fire and EMs

Please join the Freeport Knights of Columbus and our Parish communities in honoring our Freeport/Stephenson County and surrounding area first responders on Tuesday night, May 15th for our 4th annual Blue Mass.
Mass will begin at 5:30 PM at St. Josephs in Freeport. Afterwards, there will be refreshments where you can meet those who put their lives on the line every day to protect all of us! We hope to see all of you there to say thanks to all our local first responders!


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FORMED

FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform that gives St Joseph’s and St Mary’s parishioners unprecedented access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. Available in English and Spanish, this valuable evangelization tool is rich in Catholic content that contains video-based study programs, feature films and movies, audio presentations and eBooks. FORMED provides Catholics of all ages access to excellent Catholic resources 24/7. Our new FORMED Parish Program will officially launch on April 14 & 15, but parishioners are encouraged to engage in this online platform by logging onto http://www.stjosephstmary.formed.org Our unique Parish Access Code is Z2YWCF — The Be Bold Be Catholic Committee


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After Life Support Withdrawn, Alfie Evans Still Alive & Breathing; Then, Hospital Gives Water & Oxygen

This is old news from a couple days ago. Please pray for these parents and Alfie.

Despite Alfie being given Italian citizenship and two hospitals ready to welcome him and transport him with no cost, Alder Hey Hospital ‘unplugged’ the toddler last night.
They said that Alfie would die within minutes…
Nine hours later, Alfie was still breathing.
Good news arrived…

https://zenit.org/articles/after-detaching-ventilator-alfie-evans-breaths-9-hours-on-own-then-hospital-gives-water-oxygen/


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Madonna Renewal Center Saturday Work Day

We have set aside one more work day for this month — Saturday, April 28 (8:00am to 4:00pm) or choose your own day! Feel free to bring your teenage children — all types of age-appropriate work need to be completed!
You may also donate work items (work gloves, pliers, paint brushes, mops/buckets, brooms, sandpapers, hammers, and so on). Let us know on time — to prepare for you! God bless you. — Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


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Pro Life Corner

(Presented by Stephenson County Right To Life)
In America over twenty-four times as many babies die through abortion than women die to breast cancer each year. About 41,000 women die each year from breast cancer. Over 1,000,000 babies die from surgical abortion each year, and that does not take into account the millions of chemical abortions.


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Presence St Joseph Auxiliary Spring Luncheon

Meet your friends! Enjoy great food! Support a worthy cause by attending the Presence St Joseph Auxiliary Annual Spring Luncheon this Tuesday, April 24 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 1400 Kiwanis Dr., Freeport, IL.
Tickets are $9.00 and will be sold at the door. Carry-outs will be available. Thank you for your support!