St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Holy Hour with the Sisters

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MonstranceCome to the Holy Hour on Friday, June 16 in St Joseph Church. Exposition will be at 6pm. Confessions will be available during the Holy Hour. Sister Theo will be giving short inspirational talks as you contemplate God’s goodness. All are welcome to join in this adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It is a great time to get your peace in Christ on your way home from work.

Theo-4Sister Mary Theonilla Chukwu
Mary Theonilla Chukwu is a Catholic Nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ (IHM). As the President of Madonna Renewal Center (MRC), Mary Theonilla directs every facet of the Mission. She has a proven administrative track record of over 25 years as Educator, Finance Manager of schools, School Principal, Pastoral Counselor in prisons and universities, and Hostel Director of over 500 High School girls in Ghana and Nigeria. Prior to initiating the Madonna Renewal Center Mission in the United States, Mary Theonilla served as Councilor in the leadership team of IHM Sisters in North America from 2008 to 2012, and became Regional Superior in 2012. Previously, she engaged in voluntary and academic related internships at: St. Vincent Center for Abused and Exploited Children in Timonium, MD; Carrington House (Jobs Housing and Rehabilitation) Clifton MD, a narcotic recovery addict facility, where she counseled and collaborated with another intern to introduce basic computer lessons to clients; Offender Aid and Restoration Newark NJ, where she initiated Mental Health individual and group counseling that facilitate better integration of ex-offenders into the society; and Psychiatric Acute Hospital and Outpatient Units of Trinitas Medical Center Elizabeth NJ, where she counseled clients with severe to moderate mental health problems that included relationship conflicts, anger management, domestic violence, coping with bereavement, separation and divorce, sexual perversions, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, phobia and so on. Mary Theonilla holds a Post Graduate degree as Education Specialist (Ed.S.) from Seton Hall University South Orange NJ, MA in Professional Counseling (Mental Health) from Seton Hall University South Orange NJ, a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland, an AA in Sociology from Highland Community College Freeport, IL, and undergraduate Diploma in Education from Alvan Ikoku College of Education Nigeria.

Author: stjosephstmary

We are two Catholic Churches close to downtown Freeport, IL. Our communities are over 150 years old and have been dedicated to our lord Jesus Christ since our inception. We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of ythe Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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