St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Charismatic Day of Renewal:

“What Would Jesus Have ME Do?” (WWJD?) And How Will He Help Me Do It? 

April 27, 2019, from 8:30AM – 3:30PM
St Patrick Church, Parish Center, 236 Kelley Dr, Rochelle, IL

Sponsored by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, Diocese of Rockford and featuring Father Bob Miller and Dr. Mark Nimo. Registration fee is $10/person or $25/family. Please bring a sack lunch. For more info call Linda at 815-264-3240, or email trumpetpraise2@yahoo.com.


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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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Bible: Acts of the Apostles #18

Paul makes his case in Jerusalem in the beginning of Chapter 22. He starts out by getting their attention. He is not getting attention just to glorify himself; his whole drive is to spread the good news about Jesus. He knows he needs to gain credibility for them to come to know Jesus, so he speaks in Hebrew (v2). My guess would be that he does not have a bad accent. Even when Peter speaks, the others comment on his accent right before he denies Jesus (Mt 26:73). My bet is that since Paul grew up in Jerusalem (v3), he was able speak well. He also drops the name Gamaliel. Gamaliel was a renowned teacher and was highly respected by most Jews at the time.   Continue reading