St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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St. James – Belvidere Parish Mission

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St. James – Belvidere, 402 Church St., Belvidere, IL welcomes Fr. Dave Pivonka for their autumn Parish Mission. Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is an evangelist who speaks at conferences, retreats and parish missions around the U.S. and throughout the world. For twenty years, Fr. Dave has also been leading pilgrimages around the world to some of the holiest and most important sites in our Christian faith. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through his preaching, writings, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches. Fr. Dave has written several books: Spiritual Freedom – God’s Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino – 500 Miles with Jesus, Encounter Jesus – From Discovery to Discipleship, and most recently, Breath of God. Fr. Dave is also responsible for the highly acclaimed series “The Wild Goose” – a 14-part video series which explores what it is to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit and the
soon-to-be-released video series on the life of St. Francis of Assisi: A Sign of Contradiction. Currently, Fr. Dave is the Director of Franciscan Pathways, which is an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.

Fr. Dave will be the homilist for the October 27 Vigil Mass and both English Masses on Sunday, October 28. Each night of the mission includes sacramental/worship opportunities in addition to Fr. Dave’s talks.

**Sun., 10/28, at 6:30pm: “The Spirit’s Gift” (Confessions will
be heard)
**Mon., 10/29, at 7:00pm: “The Spirit’s Presence” (Eucharistic
**Tues., 10/30 at 7:00pm: “The Spirit Gives Life” (Mass,
Reception Follows)

Music by Paul Vogrinc (Sunday & Monday only)
Free Will Offering will be taken for Fr. Dave’s Community

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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