St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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We Benefit from Forgiving Others

God has been so merciful to us. It is so good for us to extend that benefit to others. It brings clarity and purity of mind and heart. It calls heaven down here on earth.


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Do You Recognize Jesus’ Voice?

4pm Saturday Evening Mass

10:30am Sunday Morning Mass


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Pope’s Pentecost Homily

Vatican City, May 24, 2015     

“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you… Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22). The gift of the Spirit on the evening of the Resurrection took place once again on the day of Pentecost, intensified this time by extraordinary outward signs. On the evening of Easter, Jesus appeared to the Apostles and breathed on them his Spirit (cf. Jn 20:22); on the morning of Pentecost the…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-s-pentecost-homily–2?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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Holiness not Worldliness

Pentacost Sequence:

Sunday Gospel Reading and Homily:


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NOVENA to the HOLY SPIRIT – DAY 2 of 9

 

HOLY SPIRIT DAY 2

 

SECOND DAY (Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)

Come. Father of the poor. Come, treasures which endure; Come, Light of all that live!

The Gift of Fear

The gift of Fear fills us with a sovereign respect for God, and makes us dread nothing so much as to offend Him by sin. It is a fear that arises, not from the thought of hell, but from sentiments of reverence and filial submission to our heavenly Father. It is the fear that is the beginning of wisdom, detaching us from worldly pleasures that could in any way separate us from God. “They that fear the Lord will prepare their hearts, and in His sight will sanctify their souls.” Continue reading