St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

What's new for St Joseph and St Mary Parishes!


Leave a comment

Questions and Answers

Earlier this year we took a parish survey and had hoped to report the responses right away. The devastating blow of losing Pat and Carlotta Davis delayed our goal, but parishioners from Be Bold, Be Catholic formed a team to tally responses to be sure everyone’s concerns and interests could be addressed. While we wait for this full report, right now we can consider certain questions about the Bible or Catholic teachings, about which many parishioners indicated a strong interest in learning more. Continue reading


Leave a comment

Pope’s Morning Homily: Crosses Cannot Be Taken Away From the Life of a Christian

Like Jesus, we are to be witnesses of obedience.

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis urged this today, April 27, 2017, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, his last before departing for his Apostolic Visit to Egypt, April  28-29.

The Pope’s homily focused on today’s reading, in which Peter says before the Sanhedrin: “You must obey God rather than men.”  Francis recalled that an angel had freed Peter and the Apostles from prison and that they were forbidden to teach in Jesus’s name. Yet the high priest said: “You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us”. …

https://zenit.org/articles/popes-morning-homily-crosses-cant-be-taken-away-from-the-life-of-a-christian/


Leave a comment

Divine Mercy Sunday

10:30am Mass

3pm Mass