St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Mission Appeal

This weekend is the Diocesan Mission Appeal. You should have received an envelope in the mail. If you weren’t able to bring your donation this weekend, you can still drop it in the collection basket next weekend, or donate online at http://www.rockforddiocese.org/ donate.
THANK YOU for your generosity to our missions in the United States, the Church in Latin America, the Church in Africa, the Propagation of the Faith, the Diocesan Priests’ Pension, and Catholic Elementary School Financial Support. May God richly bless you! 


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Our Own Gosnell “House of Horrors” in Rockford

The Gosnell story is challenging for everybody, but especially for 
“Pro-Choice” advocates. Their only comeback is that the Gosnell situation is rare. But we have had our own Gosnell “House of Horrors” here in this area of Rockford Illinois. Remember the NIWC closing? Here is an old link to refresh your minds: http://prolifecorner.com/pro-life-victory-in-illinois-n-i-w-c/. 

Other places like Texas has it’s “House of Horrors too: https://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/15/another-gosnell-report-shows-texas-abortion-doc-kills-babies-born-alive/

They even sell the baby parts for scientists to make mice brains more human like: https://www.lifenews.com/2018/10/17/nih-spends-13-5-million-on-aborted-baby-parts-to-transplant-their-brain-tissue-into-mice/

The pro-choice advocates want us to believe they are for women and the good of all humanity. Their propaganda is that they are the norm. Is this the norm you want? These are just four examples in the driving force of the “Pro-Choice” movement (Gosnell, NIWC, Texas and NIH). It is the norm that has been hidden for too long.

Elections are coming soon. Is this what you want to stand for? Is this what you want to vote for?

 


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Dailey Free Lunches to Resume

The Aryl Dailey Free Lunches, sponsored by the Society of ST VINCENT de PAUL, will resume on Saturday, October 20. A hot meal will be available in Berg Hall from 11:30am to 1:00pm on the third Saturday of the month from October thru March. The April meal will be on the fourth Saturday. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome to attend. Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Last year we provided 873 meals.
Your help is needed to continue this ministry. We are in need of fresh fruit, cereal bars and cookies/bars each month. In addition, we need the following personal care products: shampoo, liquid soap and toothbrushes. If you can provide any of these items, please contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687. Please continue to pray for all those in our community who are struggling and in need of a kind hand. Thank you for your concern.


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All Souls Day Masses

There is an envelope in your packet for All Souls Masses. Please list your intentions on the back and return it as soon as possible. All the deceased members of the parishes from the past year will be honored. Masses will be at 8:00am at St Joseph Church and 7:00pm (Spanish) at St Mary Church on Nov. 2. Mass will be at 8:00am on Sunday, Nov. 4 at St Mary Church. A form for candles is in the back of the church. You may purchase a candle in memory of other deceased loved ones.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR ORDER WITH PAYMENT TURNED IN BY OCTOBER 21.


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NIH Spends $13.5 Million on Aborted Baby Parts to Transplant Their Brain Tissue Into Mice

A new government contract uncovered by CNS News shows the federal government continues to spend taxpayer dollars on research using aborted baby body parts.

The National Institute of Health contract is with University of California- San Francisco. The contract provides money for fetal body parts to conduct experiments involving “humanized mice,” according to the report. NIH is an agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. …

https://www.lifenews.com/2018/10/17/nih-spends-13-5-million-on-aborted-baby-parts-to-transplant-their-brain-tissue-into-mice/