St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll

The Knights of Columbus Council #12120 and the Knights of Columbus Council #653 are having their annual Tootsie Roll Drive the weekend of Sept. 15,16, and 17, 2017. Please support this cause to help local individuals with intellectual disabilities right here in our Freeport area. Presence St Vincent, Special Olympics, and Malcom Eaton Enterprises will receive your donations. If you would like to volunteer to work a two hour shift or have questions, call Nils Sandstrom 815-233-5712 or Phil Hoppenjan 815-2351357.

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Holy Hour and Healing Service this Friday

We will have a Holy Hour and Healing Service this Friday, August 4 from 5-6pm in St Mary Church.

Anybody who may need healing or who knows someone who needs healing in mind, body or soul may take advantage of the healing service offered. Or if you simply want to come closer to Jesus, you can come too.


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Novena to the Holy Spirit Begins Today

We begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit asking for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Novena will be leading up to Pentecost Sunday, which is the day the Apostles were given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit empowered the Apostles to preach the Good News, to heal physical ailments, to raise the dead and to baptize thousands into the Church Jesus founded.

The Holy Spirit has given Himself to all those who have been baptized. This novena is a great way to renew that gift in you. Ask Him to live in you anew.

A limited amount of Novena booklets are on the heat registers in St Joseph Church. Or you can go on this link for the Novena: