St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Buy A Bed For The Blue Nuns!

The Madonna Renewal Center will be opening in June and is still in need of eight twin beds. Mattress by Appointment Freeport can purchase a quality twin set at their cost of $145. Any contributions toward these costs will be greatly appreciated. To donate please call Chris Eilers at 815-291-9841.


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Steubenville Youth Conference

St. Paul here we come! We’re heading back to Minnesota this year for the Steubenville Youth Conference, being held from July 27-29. This conference is open to grades 9-12.
This is a fun-filled, energetic, and life-changing weekend getaway filled with Mass, speakers, and Adoration.
For more information contact Gabby at 815-277-9722, or email her at gwilliams@stthomasfreeport.org.


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Are You Being Called? Have You Been Chosen?

The National Council of Catholic Women Leadership Training and Development Team is coming to Peoria for a day of learning, prayer and formation. This event is for women all across the state of Illinois! Leadership does not come with a title or position; it is in our actions. We are all called to be servant leaders in our families, in our parishes, and in our communities. This event will be held in Peoria on Saturday June 23. Early Bird Registration is $25 by May 15. Further details will be forthcoming. 


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Blue Nun Fun Run

Save the Date – Saturday, June 2 The 3rd Annual Blue Nun 5K Fun Run and Family Obstacle Run/Walk is planned for June 2, 2018 starting at the Jane Addams Trail Head just off Highway 20 (same as last year). We hope you will join us and/or consider sponsoring this event.
Please contact Barb Lessman at 815-291-5431 with any questions. Register online at http://www.bluenuns.org. Early registration is $15 through May 25, and $20 after.
All proceeds to benefit the renovation of the Madonna Renewal Center.
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Holy Hour and Healing Service

Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour of Healing Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus? Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, May 4, at 6:30pm in St Joseph Church. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE.


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FORMED now Available for our Parishioners

FORMED is a Catholic Service that lets you view many catholic books, audios, Movies and various studies about the Catholic faith. They contain video studies about each of the sacraments, the bible and various Catholic Teachings. Now we have many movies about the saints and audios to listen to on your way to work. Can’t get to bed at night? We have many books you can read about the faith or if you just simply need a source of inspiration, FORMED has it for you.


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Madonna Renewal Center Saturday Work Day

We have set aside one more work day for this month — Saturday, April 28 (8:00am to 4:00pm) or choose your own day! Feel free to bring your teenage children — all types of age-appropriate work need to be completed!
You may also donate work items (work gloves, pliers, paint brushes, mops/buckets, brooms, sandpapers, hammers, and so on). Let us know on time — to prepare for you! God bless you. — Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary