St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Christmas Shopping! 1/2 price sale!

Just in time for Christmas! Everything 50% off! Furniture, Games, Knick Knacks, Christmas Decorations, Dishes, Blankets, Craft Supplies and much more! Some new, or gently used. All priced to sell! Madonna Renewal Center – 1509 Walnut St. Friday, Dec. 15, 8-4 and Saturday, Dec. 16, 8-12

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Reminder for Voting This Weekend

A reminder that we will be voting on the new Saturday evening Mass times and location. Here is the information on why and what we will vote on.

This is the full transcript of what was presented at all the Masses last weekend. I do know that many people will be concerned as if the Diocese will close down St Mary Church. At this time I have had no mention of this by the Diocese of Rockford.

We always give thanks to God for all the graces He has bestowed upon us. I am always grateful for the roof over our heads, the food we eat and the families and friends that support us. I also pray for those who go without the blessings we have. How blessed we are! Continue reading

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Journey Through Advent:

Liturgical Cycle B Get the most out of Advent by following along with Bishop Robert Barron’s homilies as he unpacks these profound scripture readings. The homilies presented on this CD will correspond to the Scriptures for Sunday Masses throughout Advent and Christmas 2017. Prepare your heart for His coming!

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St Joseph Christmas Flowers

St Joseph Christmas Decoration Donation Please help us celebrate the birth of our Lord this Christmas by providing a beautiful worship place. In the pews are envelopes to put your Christmas decoration donation. If you would like to honor a loved one, put their name on the envelope and we will include it in our Christmas bulletin. Envelopes should be returned in the collection by December 10. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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All ladies of St Joseph and St Mary churches are invited to join the members of the Marian Society for a Victorian Christmas on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00pm at the home of Joan Winsel, 708 W Lincoln Blvd. Mrs. Winsel previously directed the Food Services at HCC and now serves private parties in her one hundred plus year old home which will be lavishly decorated in the Victorian manner. The menu will feature the UNICORN open faced hot ham sandwich and grasshopper pie. The cost is $16.00 and reservations with payment are due by December 4. Reservations are limited. Please call Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687 for more information or to make a reservation.