St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Fireside Bus Trip

We are planning a trip to THE FIRESIDE in Fort Atkinson, WI, on Wednesday, November 20, for the Broadway version of the movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL.

A Christmas Story is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that an Official Red Ryder Carbine-action Air Rifle ends up under his Christmas tree. This show is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with your friends from St Joseph and St Mary Churches. The menu for the day starts with Tomato Bisque and features Chicken Cordon Bleu and a Beef Short Rib along with Gingerbread Frozen Custard Pie.

The bus will leave from St Joseph at 8:45am. The cost per person is $98 and includes dinner, theatre, transportation and driver tip.

To register, call Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687. Payment is due before October 21; please make checks payable to St Joseph Church. Checks may be placed in the collection in an envelope marked BUS TRIP.


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Stubenville Youth Conference

St. Paul here we come! We’re heading back to Minnesota this year for the Steubenville Youth Conference, being held from July 27-29. This conference is open to grades 9-12.
Steubenville is a fun-filled, energetic, and life-changing weekend getaway filled with Mass, speakers, and Adoration. It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss!
For more information, contact Gabby at 815-277-9722, or email her at gwilliams@stthomasfreeport.org.


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Presence St Joseph Auxiliary Spring Luncheon

 Meet your friends! Enjoy great food! Support a worthy cause by attending the Presence St Joseph Auxiliary Annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 1400 Kiwanis Dr., Freeport, IL.
Tickets are $9.00 and will be sold at the door. Carry-outs will be available. Thank you for your support!


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SCY Youth

High school students: Want to join a community of fun, meaningful conversation, service, and worship? We meet every Wednesday in the NEW Youth Room at St Thomas from 7-9pm. Text Benjy Miller (Youth Minister) at 815.348.7785 for more info or if you just want to talk or hangout.


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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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