St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Bible: The Gosple of Luke

The Gospel of Luke is twenty-four chapters long. Like Mark, Luke is not an Apostle, but he was taught about Jesus by the Apostles. He was known to take care of Mary, the mother of Jesus. He was a physician by trade. Many scripture scholars believe that Luke was possibly writing to people of gentile origin while he himself being in depth of Hellenistic Jewish origin. The Gospel of Luke is the first volume of his works, he also wrote the Acts of the Apostles to the same person, Theophilus. Continue reading


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Santa Marta: ‘If a Living Jesus Isn’t in the Church, She Collapses’

“If a living Jesus isn’t in the Church, she collapses,” warned Pope Francis while celebrating Mass on November 9, 2017, feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Rome’s Cathedral. In the course of the celebration at Saint Martha’s Residence in the Vatican, the Holy Father encouraged to “purify the Church,” beginning with oneself.
To “build the Church” one must remember that Jesus “is the cornerstone in this building. Without Jesus Christ there is no Church. Why? — because there is no foundation. And if one builds a church…

Santa Marta: ‘If a Living Jesus Isn’t in the Church, She Collapses’


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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.