St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Faith in Him

Just keep an open heart to Jesus. He is the way, te tuth and the life. His very being is associated with the “way”, how we are to live our life. Sometimes we don’t like His way. Just be open to Him and trust in Him. 


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Symbolism in the Church # 13

How good it is to have the protection and patronage of St Joseph as our namesake. He is always at our side as community and individually. Thank God He gave us such a wonderful friend in Christ Jesus. If that were not enough, at his side is his wife Mary. So between Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we have the entire Holy family in our parish family, this building, and in our homes. Imagine that, God Himself in Jesus, and then Joseph and Mary as our family. We truly do belong. This is Home. Continue reading