St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Healing Service

thumbnailCAJXAKGOToday is the First Friday of the Month. In honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we will have a Holy Hour and Healing Service from 5-6pm in St Joseph Church. Anybody who needs any kind of healing or if anybody who just wants to adore our Lord are welcome.


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Pink Heals and Madonna Renewal Center Golf Balls From Heaven Ball Drop

Help empower women at the 2017 Golf Ball Drop on Wednesday, September 20 and 6pm. It will be at the Freeport Club, though the winner need not be present.
2 for $10                          5 for $20
Purchase tickets at Mary’s Mantle or Cub foods in Freeport.

Prizes include:

  • 1st Prize- 1/2 hog and processing and $100 meat certificate
  • 2nd Prize- 1/2 hog/processing and $50 Harbach Certificate
  • 3rd Prize- Jewelry Package ($300 value)
  • 4th Prize- Dinner at Cimino’s and a one-night for 2 at Country Inn and Suites, Cocktails at Martini’s on Main

Proceeds go to the Madonna Renewal Center. https://madonnarenewalcenter.com/


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Citizens Coming Together in Solidarity

In light of the incidents of Racism and violence last weekend in Charlottesville, VA, a city-wide vigil is being organized for this coming Sunday.  The “Vigil Against Hate” will take place at Debate Square on 8/20/2017 beginning at 8:00.


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A special Invitation from Bishop Malloy

August 10, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ,

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Mary at Fatima to the three young children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta.

Since the appearance of Mary at that moment near the end of the First World War, her message about the need for repentance and penance calls the modern world to conversion to the message of the Gospel. Her words and her motherly care, demonstrated at Fatima, have been taken to heart by the Church, and even the last three Popes have made special visits to Fatima to honor Mary.

The 100th anniversary falls on Friday, October 13th, the date Mary’s final appearance and of the famous Miracle of the Sun witnessed by tens of thousands. In order to leave that date free for any possible local or parish celebrations of the anniversary, I will offer a Mass to commemorate those events on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Parish of St. Peter in Rockford. In the course of that Mass, I will renew the consecration, made by my predecessor Bishop Thomas Doran in 2004, of the Diocese of Rockford to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At that same Mass, I will offer the consecration and service of the priests of this Diocese to Our Blessed Mother as well.

I take this opportunity to invite you to be present for that Mass. Please consider joining me in this special celebration and in offering reparation to Christ and to the Immaculate Heart as requested by Mary at Fatima.

With prayerful best wishes, I am

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend David J. Malloy Bishop of Rockford


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Holy Hour and Healing Service this Friday

We will have a Holy Hour and Healing Service this Friday, August 4 from 5-6pm in St Mary Church.

Anybody who may need healing or who knows someone who needs healing in mind, body or soul may take advantage of the healing service offered. Or if you simply want to come closer to Jesus, you can come too.