St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Mary’s Intercession 100 Years ago Today

Today is the 100 year anniversary of the Miracle of the Son. Praise God!

(Cynthia Saar sings the Ave Maria)

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One of the parts of the Mass that I love is after the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. It is where the priest says, “To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners, hope in your abundant mercies…” What strikes me is not just the words the priest speaks, but also the actions he takes in our worship. Continue reading

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Liturgy of the Eucharist: Part 20

               The words of consecration are at the heart of the entire Mass. They are the words Jesus himself gave for us to use in our worship in the “new and eternal covenant”. They are not words that people concocted out of some imagination or whim. These are sacred words from God. They are words of love.They are taken straight from scripture and we do not have the right to change the words, actions nor materials that Jesus established for our worship. Continue reading