St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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God’s Mercy Brings Freedom


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God’s Mercy Brings Freedom

So many people feel abandoned and alone. But Jesus never leaves us and is willing to forgive our many sins.


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The Adulterous Woman


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Pope at Angelus: Merciful, Tender Love Awaits Us

Even if we were naive enough to think we could do without God and create distance, His love awaits us for when we return. …

Pope at Angelus: Merciful, Tender Love Awaits Us


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How to Deal With Temptations

Each Mass has slightly different tips.

5:30pm Saturday Evening

8am Sunday Morning

!0:30am Sunday Morning


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Living a moral Life 42

Even the most reserved introvert has to work on avoiding gossip. We button the lip, zip the lip, bite our tongues, pray, avoid people and try our best, but then it comes out full force. But how resolved are we to rid ourselves of this slavery? This type of sin is stubborn. Even after years of hard work, it creeps right back as if a day was never missed. The Devil loves it when God’s children attack each other and our fallen nature is very prone to it. But we are not without hope. Continue reading


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Scripture Is Begging Us to Reconcile With God, Says Pope

As the Church today marks the beginning of Lent, Pope Francis noted that St. Paul does not merely advise or suggest being reconciled with God. Rather, he pleas for it. …

Scripture Is Begging Us to Reconcile With God, Says Pope