St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Aquin PAWS Accepting Birthing Kits for Haiti

Aquin PAWS Accepting Supplies for Birthing Kits for Haiti Aquin PAWS is again preparing to assemble newborn kits for the babies in Haiti. The kits will be assembled in late April. We are in need of the following donations: 2 receiving blankets, 15 baby gowns (no feet), 24 pairs of baby socks, 60 cloth diapers, 5 housecoats for the moms (size medium or large), 24 bath-size bar soaps, and 48 diaper pins. Items should be new or gently used. Your donation can be brought to Aquin’s Student Office at 1419 South Galena during regular school hours. Please call Connie at 815-2353154 x 230 if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

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Aquin Class Reunion

18th Annual Aquin Combined Reunion Aquin High School is hosting its 18th Annual Combined Reunion on Saturday, September 30 for classes graduating in 1927-1967. Guests are invited to join us for the Aquin Homecoming football game on Friday night, September 29, as the Aquin Bulldogs hosts the Orangeville Broncos on Conley Field. A dinner and dance will be held Saturday evening. Call Peg Schoenhard at 815.235.3154 x 224

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Aquin Homecoming

Aquin Schools will be celebrating Homecoming 2017 beginning Sunday, September 24 and running through Saturday, September 30. This year’s theme is ‘The Avengers of Aquin’. Aquin’s Annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 3:00pm with line-up starting at 2:30pm. If you–or the business you work for, the team you coach, or someone you know–are interested in participating, please contact the Communications Office at 815.235.3154 x 226 to register. You can also register online by going to the school’s website at: Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 21.

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Life Chain in Freeport

Aquin PAWS Life Chain this Sunday

Stand up with Aquin PAWS (Pro-Life Advocates Willing to Stand) for all the unborn children who were not given the gift of life.  Join us in peaceful solidarity on Sunday, October 4 from 1:30-2:30pm at the corner of Stephenson Street and West Avenue in Freeport.

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How an Entire Community Rallied Around Cancer-Stricken High School Footballer

Dominic DeMichele was having a successful high school football season until he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September.

The 19-year-old defensive back from Freeport, Illinois, missed the last half of the season because of chemotherapy treatments but said an amazing outpouring of community support helped keep him strong.

“Obviously, getting sick sidetracked many of my plans but also gave me a renewed sense of gratitude,” the Aquin High School senior said. …–abc-news-health.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=ma