St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Aryl Dailey Free Community Lunch

SVDP roundOur next Free Community Lunch will be Saturday, January 18. We will be serving Sloppy Joe sandwiches, chips, cold slaw, fruit and dessert. We will also collect deodorant for men and women, shampoo and chap stick. If you can provide any of these items or fresh fruit or cookies, you may bring them to Berg Hall after 9:00am that morning or contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687.  – Society of St Vincent de Paul

 


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Join the Pilgrimage for Life

KC Shield The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Pilgrimage for Life, in honor of the January 22, 1973 Roe v Wade decision. We will be processing from St Joseph Church to the courthouse after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, January 19. Come and pray with us as we stand in solidarity with those babies who have been aborted.

 


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Counting our Blessings at St Mary’s and Doing Our Part

The Good Lord blessed Dolores Shaughnessy and her brother, Father Richter. Father Richter served his retirement here, particularly in St Mary Church. He celebrated the sacraments with reverence and compassion, giving so many people in this community hope and the peace of our Lord Jesus. Continue reading


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Holy Day of Obligation January 1

This Wednesday is a holy day of obligation. It is the feast day of Holy Mary, Mother of God. The Mass times are as follows.

  • New years Eve 4pm Mass in St Joseph Church
  • New Years Day 8am Mass in St Mary Church
  • New Years Day 10:30am Mass in St Jospeh Church


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November Free Community Lunch

We want to thank all who donated the many warm scarves, caps and gloves as well as the winter coats and jackets. You have helped many in our community through your generous giving. We provided 151 meals on November 16, and owe our volunteers a great big thank you for their dedication to this ministry. We will serve a ham dinner on Saturday, December 21. Donations and volunteers are always needed. Please contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687 for information. God Bless! – The Society of St Vincent de Paul


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PRESENTS FOR PRESENCE

Please make Christmas brighter for the residents at Presence St Joseph Center. Support our parishes in the annual effort to provide Christmas gifts to each and every resident. Take a mitten or two (or three!) from the basket at the altar and play Santa. Kindly wrap presents or place in gift bags and return to church by Sunday, December 15. Remember to tape the mitten with the side showing the name and/or room number of the recipient to the front of your gift bag or package.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity!