St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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St. Mary – St. Joseph Religious Education 2018-2019

Registration for Religious Education has started. Forms were mailed to families already in the program, and can also be picked up during office hours from the St. Joseph – St. Mary Parish Office Monday through Friday. Please submit completed forms along with payment and REMEMBER, FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, THE REQUIREMENT IS A MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS. ALSO, WE MUST HAVE A COPY OF YOUR BAPTISM CERTIFICATE. Continue reading


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FORMED now Available for our Parishioners

FORMED is a Catholic Service that lets you view many catholic books, audios, Movies and various studies about the Catholic faith. They contain video studies about each of the sacraments, the bible and various Catholic Teachings. Now we have many movies about the saints and audios to listen to on your way to work. Can’t get to bed at night? We have many books you can read about the faith or if you just simply need a source of inspiration, FORMED has it for you.


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St Mary Bus Trip to Holy Hill

St Mary Church will sponsor a bus trip to the Basilica & National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill on Saturday, August 4. Holy Hill sits atop the highest peak in southeastern Wisconsin on 435 acres located in the heart of Kettle Moraine Crosses by Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. People come to admire the beautiful architecture, meditate or pray, or simply enjoy the quiet, peaceful environment.
The bus will leave at 8:00am from the St Mary parking lot and return at 6:30pm. There will be a Mass at 11:00am. More information will be coming on the itinerary.
The cost is $35, which includes a tip for the bus driver and donation. Lunch will be on your own. We look forward to seeing you. For more information, please contact Fr. Diego at 815-232-3718 or Ann Peters at 815-235-3628.