St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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King or Crucified?

This is the last weekend of Lent. I hope your journey through Lent has been a great experience of growth. Have you come closer to Jesus this Lent? On this day during Jesus’ time, many people got to know Jesus and had first-hand experience of His mercy and love. They knew “Joe” who was healed of blindness and a daughter who was brought back to life. Some were from Magdala and knew Mary, who ended up changing her whole life when Jesus forgave her. Are you ready to have Jesus change your whole life? Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Death of Christ is Proof of God’s Love

Rome, March 15, 2015

“This is simplest expression that summarizes the whole Gospel, all of faith and all of theology: God loves us with a free and boundless love.” …

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Pope Francis to Venerate Shroud of Turin in June 2015

Vatican City, November 05, 2014

Pope Francis plans to visit Turin, Italy, in June 2015. The Holy Father made the announcement while greeting the Italian pilgrims during his Wednesday General Audience today.

“I am pleased to announce that, God willing, on June 21st I will go on a pilgrimage to Turin to venerate the Holy Shroud and honor Saint John Bosco, on the bicentennial anniversary of his birth,” the Pope said. …