St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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X Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario ciclo B 2018

Vivimos en tiempos en que lo femenino se ha convertido en tema de continuas reivindicaciones. Algunas veces esas mismas reivindicaciones parecen caer en mostrar lo peor a lo que puede llegar la mujer: exhibir su cuerpo como una cosa, volverse vulgar, ordinaria y con alguna frecuencia, blasfema. Continue reading


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FORMED now Available for our Parishioners

FORMED is a Catholic Service that lets you view many catholic books, audios, Movies and various studies about the Catholic faith. They contain video studies about each of the sacraments, the bible and various Catholic Teachings. Now we have many movies about the saints and audios to listen to on your way to work. Can’t get to bed at night? We have many books you can read about the faith or if you just simply need a source of inspiration, FORMED has it for you.


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FORMED

FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform that gives St Joseph’s and St Mary’s parishioners unprecedented access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. Available in English and Spanish, this valuable evangelization tool is rich in Catholic content that contains video-based study programs, feature films and movies, audio presentations and eBooks. FORMED provides Catholics of all ages access to excellent Catholic resources 24/7. Our new FORMED Parish Program will officially launch on April 14 & 15, but parishioners are encouraged to engage in this online platform by logging onto http://www.stjosephstmary.formed.org Our unique Parish Access Code is Z2YWCF — The Be Bold Be Catholic Committee


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Bible: Acts of the Apostles 9

Chapter 14 shows how hard it can be when you bring Christ to others. There were people who constantly told lies about Paul and Barnabas that conditioned people not to believe. They became violent against them. Paul heals a crippled man by the power of Jesus. The people think that they are gods. They start to offer sacrifices for them. Paul and Barnabas tear their garments and tell the people not to do this, but they would not listen. Instead, a group of people from Iconium (the previous town) that did not believe in what they preached came to town (Lystra), and the people believed those who opposed Paul and Barnabas. What a strange turn of events. Paul heals a man and they think he is a god. Paul then tries to correct them. They don’t listen to Paul, but those who lie about him and end up stoning him think he is dead. Continue reading


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CD of the Month: The Fourth Cup

Fifth Week of Lent 2018- The Fourth Cup (This Lighthouse CD can be found in the CD rack) Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal Sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He draws a symbolic parallel to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on Calvary. Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!
Parishioner Comments: Thank you! This put all the pieces of the puzzle together concerning the Holy Eucharist. The Mass has come alive for me and my family! Joe – Kettering, OH We now have a deeper understanding of the institution of the Eucharist and its deeply-rooted nature in the Passover. Kent – Mena, AZ