St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Knights of Columbus to Benefit Seminarians

The Knights of Columbus are spearheading a fund drive to benefit the seminarians for the dioceses of Illinois. Various council members are selling tickets that will give out $20,000 in cash awards.

1st prize: $10,000
2nd prize: $2,500
3rd-6th prize: $1,000 each
7th-10th prize: $500 each
11-15th Prize $200 each
16-20th Prize $100 each

It is a state wide event. All the monies will go to the State Council for distribution to all the prize winners. The drawing ends November 24. The drawing is December 2, 2017.

The proceeds go directly to the seminarians to help defer costs and for some extra money to celebrate their birthdays and such.


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Pope’s Morning Homily: Salvation Doesn’t Come Through Power and Riches

God is not interested in the great accomplishments of the rich and powerful, but in the loving fidelity of day-to-day. …

Pope’s Morning Homily: Salvation Doesn’t Come Through Power and Riches


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Guadalupe Documentary Highlights Our Lady as Bridge-Builder

United States of America, November 03, 2015     

A new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe — one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American hemisphere. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/guadalupe-documentary-highlights-our-lady-as-bridge-builder?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_content=%5BZE151103%5D%20The%20world%20seen%20from%20Rome&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch&utm_term=Image