St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Holy Day of Obligation

December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation; the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The Mass Times are as follows:

  • December 7
    • Mass in Spanish at 7pm in St Mary Church
  • December 8
    • Mass at 8am in St Joseph Church
    • Mass at 8am in St Mary Church
    • Mass at 5:30pm in St Joseph Church


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MARIAN SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY

All ladies of St Joseph and St Mary churches are invited to join the members of the Marian Society for a Victorian Christmas on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00pm at the home of Joan Winsel, 708 W Lincoln Blvd. Mrs. Winsel previously directed the Food Services at HCC and now serves private parties in her one hundred plus year old home which will be lavishly decorated in the Victorian manner. The menu will feature the UNICORN open faced hot ham sandwich and grasshopper pie. The cost is $16.00 and reservations with payment are due by December 4. Reservations are limited. Please call Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687 for more information or to make a reservation.


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Our Lady of Guadelupe

hp_Guadalupe_08Our Lady of Guadalupe Events The Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe is taking place every evening from Dec 3 to Dec 11, at 6:00pm in St Mary Church (en Español). All are welcome!
On the last day of the Novena, Monday, December 12, the Morning Song will be at 5:00am, in St Mary Church, with a light breakfast afterward in Richter Hall. A Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7:00pm with a celebration in Richter Hall following the Mass.
Las Posadas will be held Friday, December 16 through Saturday, December 24, at 6:00pm, in Richter Hall.


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LET’S DANCE!!

 3rd Annual Benefit Dance for the Madonna Renewal Center– Nov 18, 7-10pm at the Eagles Club! Music donated by The Maddmen!! Featuring sounds from the 50’s. 60’s and 70’s!! Banquet room donated by the Eagles Club!! $12 per single, $20 per couple. At the door- $15 per person Door prizes! Silent auction! Food for sale! New this year: We will have an additional drawing for a brand new Lazy Boy recliner- donated by Slumberland. Ticket prices $1.00 each. You do not need to be present to win! Tickets on sale at St. Mary’s/ St. Joseph’s Church Office, Christensen Home Town Realtors, Eagles Club, Gemorifics, Mary’s Mantle, IHM Sisters and MRC Committee Members. Please join us for an amazing, fun-filled evening!! 


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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 http://www.rockforddiocese.org/donate. 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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Aquin Homecoming

Aquin Schools will be celebrating Homecoming 2017 beginning Sunday, September 24 and running through Saturday, September 30. This year’s theme is ‘The Avengers of Aquin’. Aquin’s Annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 3:00pm with line-up starting at 2:30pm. If you–or the business you work for, the team you coach, or someone you know–are interested in participating, please contact the Communications Office at 815.235.3154 x 226 to register. You can also register online by going to the school’s website at: http://www.aquinschools.org/about/homecoming.cfm. Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 21.