St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Divine Mercy Sunday

10:30am Mass

3pm Mass


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Be Bold, Be Catholic 5

Some people are afraid of giving a witness because they may think of giving away big dark secrets. This is not what witnessing is about. You only need to give instances that illustrate how you came closer to Jesus. It does make you vulnerable in one sense. People get to know you. They see you as a person. That is good. You simply want to share with them a positive experience of faith. So it is somewhat personal, but not like something that only your best friend or family members would know. There is an appropriateness in witnessing. Continue reading


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Repentance and Forgiveness


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Living the Moral Life 56

God’s grace is also there for us in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. There are primarily two events when Jesus gives us the graces from the Eucharist. First, when we adore Him in the Eucharist and the other is when we receive Him in the Eucharist. But when does He give us those graces? How do we take advantage of those graces?

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