St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Bible: Acts of the Apostles 10

Chapter 15 of the Acts of the Apostles begins with the first Church Council the Catholic Church has ever had. The Council of Jerusalem made a major pivotal decision on the issue of circumcision. Circumcision was established by God as mandatory for all Jewish men in order to partake of the covenant God offered to Abraham (Lv 12:3 &Gen 17:1-14). But in this process, the people are becoming more and more aware that they are not a sect of the Jewish faith. Peter challenges those present to put their faith in the promise of the grace of Jesus the Christ (Acts 15:7 & 11). Continue reading


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Transfiguration of Our Lord

Taken from the reading from Matthew 17:1-9. Jesus’ transfiguration illustrates for us His absolute power and authority over us. This is a good thing. Because in the transfiguration we see clearly it communicates His power and authority to judge. This means He has authority to judge us forgiven. But would He? Listen and find out!


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Ascension of Jesus is Our Glory

5:30 Saturday Evening Mass

8am Sunday Mass