St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Corpus Christi Novena Explanation

June 23 is the Feast Day of Corpus Christi, where we as Catholics honor Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. All are invited to pray the novena prayer below. You can cut it out and pray it for the nine days of the novena. The Novena starts Friday, June 14.
Novena prayers are great for opening us up for the graces of special feast days like this. We look forward to honoring our savior Jesus and the graces He wants to give us.

~ Daily Novena Prayers ~

O Lord, You have given us this Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
V: You have given them bread from Heaven. 
R: Having all sweetness within it.
Let us pray. God our Father, for Your glory and our salvation You appointed Jesus Christ eternal High Priest. May the people He gained for You by His Blood come to share in the power of His Cross and Resurrection by celebrating His Memorial in this Eucharist, for He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen. 
O Jesus, since You have left us a remembrance of Your Passion beneath the veils of this Sacrament, grant us, we pray, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always enjoy the fruits of Your Redemption, for You live and reign forever. Amen.


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Thank you so much…

It was a great day for May Fest. The weather was a little rainy early, but then the sun came out and so did the people.
Thank you to all who came out and supported our event and enjoyed great food, music, dancing, facing painting, and fellowship. What a beautiful day for an outdoor event. 
A special thank you to everyone that helped set up, cook, clean up, and everything else you did. It is all the little things you did that made the event a success. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, food, and talent. All food and drinks were donated by individuals and restaurants.
Jose Jimenez won the 50/50 raffle. He received $213.
May Fest raised $3,192 to help reduce the St Mary debt.


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Blue Mass

Please join the Freeport Knights of Columbus and our Parish communities in honoring our Freeport/Stephenson County and surrounding area first responders on Tuesday night, May 14, for our 5th Annual Blue Mass.

Mass will begin at 5:30pm at St Joseph Church in Freeport. Afterwards, there will be refreshments where you can meet those who put their lives on the line every day to protect all of us! We hope to see all of you there to say thanks to all our local first responders!