St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Please make Christmas brighter for the residents at Presence St Joseph Center. Support our parishes in the annual effort to provide Christmas gifts to each and every resident. Take a mitten or two (or three!) from the basket at the altar and play Santa. Kindly wrap presents or place in gift bags and return to church by Sunday, December 15. Remember to tape the mitten with the side showing the name and/or room number of the recipient to the front of your gift bag or package.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity!

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Venerable Fulton Sheen’s Beatification Postponed

PEORIA, Ill. — The scheduled beatification of Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed after several U.S. bishops asked that the cause be given more time for examination. The Diocese of Peoria announced the delay on Dec. 3.
Archbishop Sheen’s beatification was set to take place on Dec. 21.
“With deep regret, Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C, Bishop of Peoria, announces that he has been informed by the Holy See that the beatification of Fulton Sheen will be postponed,” said the press release from the diocese.
The diocese originally received word from the Vatican on Nov. 18 that the beatification had been approved to take place…

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Domingo I adviento ciclo A 2019

1.- ¿Cuál ha sido la maravilla de las maravillas de Dios? Ni más ni menos que procurar el nacimiento de Jesús. Será el intento más arriesgado de acercarse como Padre a los hombres y mujeres de nuestro tiempo.
Su nacimiento debe de suponer para nosotros una buena dosis de alegría. Un deseo de cambiar a mejor (huyendo del simple sentimentalismo) al saber que, la venida del Señor, aporta ilusión en el sendero, conversión allá donde habita lo viejo y esperanza donde crecen las incertidumbres. Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Events

The Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe is taking place every evening from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11, at 6:00pm, in St Mary Church (en Español). All are welcome!
On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Morning Song will be at 5:00am and a Holy Mass will be celebrated at 6:00pm, the mariachi starts playing at 5:00pm, all in St Mary Church.
Las Posadas will be held Sunday, December 15 through Sunday, December 23, at 6:00pm, in the basement of the Holy Family Community Center.