St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Graces of this Nation

This coming week we will be celebrating the Fourth of July. Fifty years after the birth of our Nation, Freeport was in its infant stage. In 1827, the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in Stephenson County, followed by a large crowd of immigrants that came from Germany to see this town grow, mature, and found many churches. From the outset, many Catholics throughout the world have been able to come here and provide a better living for their families. It is part of the “American dream.” Continue reading


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Relax, Refresh, and Renew with myParish App

June typically signals a time to slow down for the summer (unless you are involved in youth ministry and vacation bible school). It’s a time to relax, refresh and renew both personally and spiritually.
While you’re out at the beach, a lake, in the park or waiting for an appointment, your myParish app gives you quick access to many aspects of your Catholic life every day. Continue reading