St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Christmas Play

RE Christmas PlayDecember 8, 2018 5:30pm at the Holy Family Community Center
THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STUDENTS WILL BE TELLING THE STORY OF JESUS’ BIRTH

Everyone is invited to come for a night filled with food and worship as you listen to our students tell the story. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (The Blue Nuns) will also be entertaining us with songs from their Native Land.
Beverages will be provided, but everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. This is a potluck meal, so please bring enough to share.
Also, the students are doing a food drive for the local FACC food pantry. Please consider bringing a boxed or canned food to this drive.
We hope to see you there.


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2018 YOUTH SUMMIT

WHEN: October 28, 2018 9:00 – 4:00
WHERE: Rock Valley College – Rockford Illinois
WHO: Teens Grade 8 -12
WHAT IS INCLUDED: A fantastic day of Faith, fun, and fellowship. Lunch and Tee shirt are included in the $25.00 fee.
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS ALONG WITH $25.00 ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 14
to Ann Peters at the Religious Education Office.


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Religious Education 2018-2019

Registration for Religious Education is open. Forms can be picked up during office hours from the St Joseph – St Mary Parish Office Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-3:30 and Fri. 8:00-Noon. Submit completed forms along with payment and baptism certificate before September 5 to facilitate proper class assignment. Remember that Confirmation and First Holy Communion preparation requirement is a minimum of two years. Help Needed: We need teacher aids and office assistants. You can assist in the classroom or volunteer to help make phone calls, plan events, help to file and document data, offer one-on-one tutoring or teach a class. If you volunteer, you must take the Protecting God’s Children course, which is an online course, or if we have enough signing up we can schedule a class and someone will come here and teach the class. The Diocese requires all volunteers to take this course. The first day of class is September 9, 2018. This will be a Family Session and a welcome breakfast. All classes are held in the Holy Family Community Center from 9:00am until 10:15am. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 815-232-8271. 


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St. Mary – St. Joseph Religious Education 2018-2019

Registration for Religious Education has started. Forms were mailed to families already in the program, and can also be picked up during office hours from the St. Joseph – St. Mary Parish Office Monday through Friday. Please submit completed forms along with payment and REMEMBER, FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, THE REQUIREMENT IS A MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS. ALSO, WE MUST HAVE A COPY OF YOUR BAPTISM CERTIFICATE. Continue reading