St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Why the Rosary is Not “Vain Repetition”

Protestants sometimes charge Catholics with “vain repetition” in praying the Rosary. This is a reference to Matthew 6:7, where Jesus instructs, “When you pray to not babble with vain repetition as the pagans do.” …

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/why-the-rosary-is-not-vain-repetition


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Of Courage, Humanae Vitae, and the Martyrdom of Speaking Up

When I got to St. Anthony’s for Mass last Saturday, I noticed the bulletins in the rack had the same cover as the ones at my own parish. “Canonization of Saint Paul VI & Saint Óscar Romero,” they read across the top, “October 14, 2018.” Beneath was a portrait of the two men side by side: Paul with his white papal skullcap (or zucchetto), the bespectacled Archbishop with his episcopal reddish one. …

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/becker/of-courage-humanae-vitae-and-the-martyrdom-of-speaking-up


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Fatima Prayers

Inspired to offer up all his sufferings to Jesus for the salvation of sinners, Francesco said this prayer, “My God, we offer you all these sufferings and sacrifices! It is an act of reparation for the conversion of Sinners.” At the first apparition, Our Lady of Fatima told the children to Say the rosary every day, to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war. (5 decade rosary each day)


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2018 YOUTH SUMMIT

 

WHEN: October 28, 2018 9:00 – 4:00
WHERE: Rock Valley College – Rockford Illinois
WHO: Teens Grade 8 -12
WHAT IS INCLUDED: A fantastic day of Faith, fun, and fellowship. Lunch and Tee shirt are included in the $25.00 fee.
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS ALONG WITH $25.00 ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 14 to Ann Peters at the Religious Education Office.