St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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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


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Want to Learn More About the Bible?

Of course you do!! We all do!! A Ten Lesson Audio Bible Study Course on the Gospel of Matthew from St. Paul Center will be led by Fr. Timothy J. Barr beginning on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:30am until noon at the Holy Family Community Center. A workbook or Kindle study book is required for the Bible Study. In each class, the audios will be heard during the lesson, and then there will be approximately 30 minutes of study and discussion within your groups to work through chapter questions from the workbook, (which costs approx. $10), or Kindle. If you have any questions or want to sign up and join this Bible Study, please contact Cynthia Saar and/or leave a message for her at (815) 232-7400 by no later than Friday, February 9. Let’s all take this opportunity to understand our Faith better!