St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Lent Almsgiving: What Is It?

Almsgiving is the gift of self. It is based on CHARITY, to love God and others as oneself. It is the action that leads us to see our fellow man, love them, listen to them, and give them our time, help, advice, money, shelter, company, and affection. To give alms is to be united to God in his poverty. Continue reading


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SAVE THE DATES • • • St Mary Fish Fry – Every Friday During Lent

St Mary Church will host a Fish Fry each Friday during Lent from 5:00-7:00pm at the Holy Family Community Center.
The menu will feature fish, potato, vegetables, a roll, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10.00 per person.
Our Fish Fry will be held on February 28, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, and April 3.
Bring your friends and join us for some great food and fellowship! Proceeds will benefit St Mary Church.


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MRC Spaghetti Dinner

The Madonna Renewal Center will be sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, February 25, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at St Thomas Catholic Church in Freeport. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.
The pre-sale tickets will be $8.00, and tickets at the door will be $9.00. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Davis at 7pandj1@gmail.com.