St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Corpus Cristi

8 am Mass


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Living the Moral Life 23

Believe it or not, acting against the Second Commandment is a mortal sin. The Second Commandment is, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” (Ex 20:7). To us it may seem like just words. But words mean something. Imagine, if your child would go around using your personal name the same way you used God’s name? Would you be offended? What if your child used your name as a derogatory comment or as a creative way to put someone down? Not quite the compliment. What if your very child only used your name when they were angry because they stubbed their toe on the dresser? After a while, this would be aggravating, not to mention that it surely does not sound too smart. Continue reading


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The Pope Will Never Change the Definition of Marriage

8am Mass at St Mary Church

10:30am Mass at St Joseph Church


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Psalm 19