St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Bible: Tobit, Judith and Esther

The Book of Tobit is another one of those fun stories in the Bible. This story is self-contained. What do I mean by that? You can read the book while not knowing where it fits in the Bible and still get a whole story. It is a story of a very holy man named Tobit. Tobit was a very real person and in the first chapter and a half sets the stage for the story. Continue reading


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Trinity Sunday: Rejoicing in Knowing Who God Is


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Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘Ideologies Strip Away the Flesh of the Church’

Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘Ideologies Strip Away the Flesh of the Church’


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Pope’s Homily at Jubilee for Catechists is About Key Message of the Faith

Pope’s Homily at Jubilee for Catechists


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Pope: What Happens in Heaven When a Sinner Enters a Confessional?

Pope: What Happens in Heaven When a Sinner Enters a Confessional?


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Pope Francis’ Homily at Canonization of Blessed Teresa

Pope Francis’ Homily at Canonization of Blessed Teresa


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The Necessity of Music

The Necessity of Music