St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Life Chain This Sunday

Come to the Life Chain on October 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM this Sunday!  The location is at the corner of Stephenson and West.  

The Aquin High School Pro-life group, PAWS, will sponsor a Life Chain in Freeport, IL.  A dedicated group of Christians gathered at the intersection of Stephenson and West Streets to pray for an end to abortion.
This event is a non-denominational Christ centered effort to bring attention, in our local communities, to the plight of the unborn.  Ask your pastor to encourage everyone to participate in this simple but worthwhile effort to help save babies.
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A question of Faith: Movie

This sounds like it may be a good movie to go see at our local Theatre. The movie starts showing on the 29th of September.

A Question of Faith is a story of love, forgiveness and the power of God’s love. When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a path to discover God’s love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.

The preview for the film can be found at this link.

Showtimes for the film can be found at

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Carlotta and Pat Davis Estate Sale

Before Carlotta and Pat Davis’ unfortunate death, they left their mark in our parish community by the friendships they developed and the inspiration they embodied. Their daughters are now trying to liquidate their things and sell the house before the bills pile up too much. So they are having an estate sale and hope to finally put everything to rest.

Large Estate Sale- Carlotta and Pat Davis
Many household items, beautiful seasonal decorations,  lots of furniture , outdoor items and miscellaneous items.
Friday October 13 Saturday October 14  8-5
105 Park Crest Drive
Everything must go!
Contact Colleen Fenn 815-275-6378 for more information.
All proceeds will be used to pay off remaining debts.

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Aquin Class Reunion

18th Annual Aquin Combined Reunion Aquin High School is hosting its 18th Annual Combined Reunion on Saturday, September 30 for classes graduating in 1927-1967. Guests are invited to join us for the Aquin Homecoming football game on Friday night, September 29, as the Aquin Bulldogs hosts the Orangeville Broncos on Conley Field. A dinner and dance will be held Saturday evening. Call Peg Schoenhard at 815.235.3154 x 224

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Domingo XXV del tiempo ordinario ciclo A 2017

¿En qué se diferencian los planes divinos y los humanos? Los planes y caminos de Israel, a consecuencia de la grave situación en que se encuentra, son los de la duda, falta de fe, escasa confianza en sí mismos, en los otros. Porque la palabra divina es siempre eficaz, el Segundo Isaías urge a los suyos, mediante dos imperativos, a buscar al Señor; no ha muerto sino que se halla muy cerca de aquél que le busca. En el Antiguo Testamento “buscar al Señor” puede denotar una llamada cultica: acudir al santuario con sacrificios y oraciones, pero no se agota aquí su sentido. Buscar al Señor es hacer caso de la palabra profética que Isaías está dirigiendo a su pueblo: a Dios se le puede encontrar en el desierto, ahora mismo…, sólo se exige la conversión y la escucha de su Palabra. Continue reading