St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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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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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


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PRESENTS FOR PRESENCE

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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FACC Christmas Basket Blessing

The Freeport Area Church Cooperative has completed the sign-up for its annual Christmas Basket Blessing. As there has been an increase in sign-ups, the FACC is asking St Joseph Church to provide 300 boxes of macaroni and cheese and St Mary Church to provide 300 cans of green beans to help fill the baskets. Please bring your donations to church by Sunday, December 15.

Delivery of the baskets to those who signed up will be
Saturday, December 21, from 10:00am until completed. We will deliver from the Holy Family Community Center.
Volunteer delivery drivers are needed.


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FACC Christmas Gifts

I had gotten a letter from Dean Wright about the Christmas gifts. FACC needs two more families taken care of for Christmas. They are looking for Christmas gifts. I hope to inspire St Mary’s parishioners to buy gifts for the family of five and St Joseph parishioners for a family of seven. If you are interested, we have a list of clothes and odds and ends the children want. The gifts are not to exceed $20. They are for children under 18 years of age and senior citizens over 65. I would really appreciate you helping me make a difference in the lives of the people right here in town. God Bless you! – Fr Barr


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FACC Christmas Gifts

I had gotten a letter from Dean Wright about the Christmas gifts. FACC needs two more families taken care of for Christmas. They are looking for Christmas gifts. I hope to inspire St Mary’s parishioners to buy gifts for the family of five and St Joseph parishioners for a family of seven. If you are interested, we have a list of clothes and odds and ends the children want. The gifts are not to exceed $20. They are for children under 18 years of age and senior citizens over 65. I would really appreciate you helping me make a difference in the lives of the people right here in town. God Bless you! – Fr Barr