St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Bible Study Refuting Lies about the Catholic Church

Fr Barr is giving a talk on the Bible and the Catholic Teachings based on a letter placed on the windshields after the 10;30 Mass a month ago. Jesus is calling us to learn more about the faith and be able to “Venerate the Lord, that is, Christ in your hearts. Should anyone ask you the reason for this hope of yours, be ever ready to reply, but speak gently and respectfully. Keep your conscience clear, so that, whenever you are defamed, those who libel your way of life in Christ may be shamed” (1 Peter 3:15-16). Come and larn more about the beauty of the Catholic faith and why we do the starnge things we do.

The talk will be given Saturday, January 25 at 10:30am in the Holy Family Community Center. 725 State Ave, Freeport IL. All are welcome. 


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Aryl Dailey Free Community Lunch

SVDP roundOur next Free Community Lunch will be Saturday, January 18. We will be serving Sloppy Joe sandwiches, chips, cold slaw, fruit and dessert. We will also collect deodorant for men and women, shampoo and chap stick. If you can provide any of these items or fresh fruit or cookies, you may bring them to Berg Hall after 9:00am that morning or contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687.  – Society of St Vincent de Paul

 


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Join the Pilgrimage for Life

KC Shield The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Pilgrimage for Life, in honor of the January 22, 1973 Roe v Wade decision. We will be processing from St Joseph Church to the courthouse after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, January 19. Come and pray with us as we stand in solidarity with those babies who have been aborted.

 


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Holy Day of Obligation January 1

This Wednesday is a holy day of obligation. It is the feast day of Holy Mary, Mother of God. The Mass times are as follows.

  • New years Eve 4pm Mass in St Joseph Church
  • New Years Day 8am Mass in St Mary Church
  • New Years Day 10:30am Mass in St Jospeh Church


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November Free Community Lunch

We want to thank all who donated the many warm scarves, caps and gloves as well as the winter coats and jackets. You have helped many in our community through your generous giving. We provided 151 meals on November 16, and owe our volunteers a great big thank you for their dedication to this ministry. We will serve a ham dinner on Saturday, December 21. Donations and volunteers are always needed. Please contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687 for information. God Bless! – The Society of St Vincent de Paul