St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Lent Almsgiving

This Lent our almsgiving offering will be given to
the Society of St Vincent de Paul. You will find
envelopes in the pews with a St Vincent de Paul
label. According to custom, you are asked to make a
sacrifice of eating one small meal in place of a large one
and place the difference of the cost in your almsgiving
offering. Please return your offering by Easter. The Society
of St Vincent de Paul operates with the generosity of YOU.
Thank you for your generosity.

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Pro-life Giving, a Winning Plan

Colin has a great plan that can take the pro-life cause to another level and may even bring it to victory.

Here is the web site has just got going.

Here is his facebook:

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Diocesan Mission Appeal

This weekend is the Diocesan Mission Appeal. You should have received an envelope in the mail. If you are not able to bring your donation this weekend, you can still drop it in the collection basket next weekend, or donate online at THANK YOU for your generosity to our missions in the United States, the Church in Latin America, the Propagation of the Faith, the Diocesan Priests’ Pension, and Catholic Elementary School Financial Support. May God richly bless you!

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Go Fund Me is here! MRC

The Madonna Renewal Center is now excited to announce that we have a Go Fund Me account. We are on our way to more opportunities for those who would like to donate to our cause to help women in need. This is from our beautiful website from Gofundme. It has a great video and explanation of what this campaign is for. …

Make a tax deductible donation:

Go Fund Me is here!


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A Great Time at the Madonna Renewal Center

Everybody had a great time at the Madonna Renewal Center despite the cold wind. All the tickets were sold for the 1957 Chevy raising $50,000 for the project the Sisters have been starting up. The band “The Way” came all the way from Crystal Lake to play music. The sisters danced some of their traditional dances. They even had some fun singing with The Way. 

They hope to get another $70,000 to finish the first phase of construction. Please do not forget to give every month. You can sign up to give periodically on the web site:  Our Blue Nuns are so excited to help these women in need. Plans are starting to come together with the help from many organizations, businesses and individuals in Freeport and from quite a distance, even out of state.

May God Bless all those who are helping them be blessed with many blessings from God Himself.

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’57 Chevy Tickets Sell Out

The tickets for the 1957 Chevy Bel-Air sold out. The drawing will be this weekend at the Brat Fest. The money gained from the raffle is going towards the Madonna Renewal Center.

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the Blue Nuns) want to include everybody in their mission to help women in difficult pregnancies. They were given a wing of the old St Francis Hospital on Freeport, IL. Their plane is to house up to 20 women with their young children. They want top tech them about family life and their dignity as women. They are getting close to getting enough money to finish the first phase of the building project. They still need your help and participation. There will be more local fundraiser events this fall.

  1. October 17 Brat Fest 11am -3pm on Madonna Renewal Center grounds.
  2. Knights of Columbus breakfast October 25 8am to 12noon at Aquin High School
  3. November 14th Dance at Eagles Club

The ’57 Chevy raffle will be done this Saturday, but the Sisters still need your generocity. Think about giving online at their website at: .