St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Synod Father: Teach Life Issues With Greater Clarity Than Ever

In his latest dispatch from the synod hall Oct. 17, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney, Australia, says the Africans are making “quite a splash” at this Synod.
“Cardinal Napier [archbishop of Durban, South Africa] spoke directly and with passion about how international governments, agencies and aid organisations continue to colonise Africa, by imposing conditions on aid and by cultural interference regarding sexuality, marriage, contraception, abortion right up to birth, and so on. We must teach the young with greater clarity than ever, rather than collaborating by our inaction in a culture that encourages multiple abortions and more in young people’s lives. With St Paul VI interceding for us, we can form young people as apostles for life and love. …

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/youth-synod-teach-life-issues-with-greater-clarity-than-ever


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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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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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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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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.