St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Holy Hour and Healing Service

Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour of Healing Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus? Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, October 6, at 5:00pm in St Mary Church.

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Living the Moral Life 61

As Catholics, we have many weapons to protect us from evil, but we also have many tools to help grow in our relationship with God, and therefore, grow in holiness. We already discovered how some of the sacraments help us, but we have a plethora of sacramentals, holy traditions, prayers, devotions, angels, saints and the souls in purgatory. God has given them to us to use and grow closer to. First we will look at the sacramentals. Continue reading

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Our Little Daughter Was Blessed by the Pope, It’s a Miracle’

Whatever might happen in little Lizzy Myers’ life, today something happened that has all the characteristics of a miracle. Visibly moved were her mother Christine and father Steve, after their Lizzy was able to crown their dream: to come to Rome to meet Pope Francis.  …

‘Our Little Daughter Was Blessed by the Pope, It’s a Miracle’