St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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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: Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 21.

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FREE – White Rock For You We are tired of repairing broken windows and want to remove the white rock that you see on both sides of the church. It is free for anyone who wants to come and take it. Please take the rocks all the way down to the dirt.
Please do not drive on the grass on the west side of the church. You do not have to call the office – simply help yourself!

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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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100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

100th Anniversary Our Lady of Fatima Come and honor Our Lady of Fatima by joining the Rosary Crusade to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun on Saturday, October 14. We will meet at St Joseph Church where a procession begins at 11:45am to the Madonna Renewal Center,1209 S Walnut, or meet us there at noon at where the celebration continues.

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Time and Talent Survey

Next weekend we will introduce a Time and Talent Survey in response to the Pew Survey last January. We really appreciate your responses and are looking forward to responding with concrete solutions. But we need your help in finding and implementing these solutions. Our hope is to find people who are willing to help fill the needs of our community. Right now, we have a limited number of helpers. Are there people willing to step up and help us be an Amazing Parish? We need people to do the ground work and people who are willing to co-coordinate various ministries. After the survey, we hope to identify those people who would serve as the new combined parish council as well. Continue reading

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Healing Service

thumbnailCAJXAKGOToday is the First Friday of the Month. In honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we will have a Holy Hour and Healing Service from 5-6pm in St Joseph Church. Anybody who needs any kind of healing or if anybody who just wants to adore our Lord are welcome.