St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Prayer for our Priests and Religious

We have so much to be grateful for; our family, friends and our parish. Jesus has been so generous to have given us many priests and religious to help us as we grew to become the people we are today. Now is our time to pray for them and for new men and women to join the ranks of such holy people to continue to be an inspiration to us and our families. We will begin a Novena for Holy Vocations on Friday, December 29, ending on January 7, the Feast Day of the Epiphany. On that day, we will begin to pray for Holy Vocations at the end of every Mass.


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Pope Francis Gives 2 Verbs of Mercy at General Audience

Pope Francis Gives 2 Verbs of Mercy at General Audience


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Most People Can Still Learn a Lot About Mother Teresa

Interview With Postulator: Most People Can Still Learn a Lot About Mother Teresa


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Living the Mortal Life 64

So far I have only addressed the Traditions established by God. God gave us our worship. The original format God gave us is when Israel was saved from slavery by Egypt. In fact, it was to be a perpetual institution (Ex 12:14 & 17). It even gave the unleavened bread and the sacrificial lamb as part of this worship. But this worship did not end when Jesus came. If it did, God would have given a false message that it was to be perpetual. In the Last Supper, Jesus transforms this sacred meal and sacrifice of the Old Testament into what we have during the Mass today. Continue reading


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FEATURE: Journey to Lagiewniki, Capital of Divine Mercy

FEATURE: Journey to Lagiewniki, Capital of Divine Mercy


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God Listens to our Prayers