St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Reminder for Voting This Weekend

A reminder that we will be voting on the new Saturday evening Mass times and location. Here is the information on why and what we will vote on.

This is the full transcript of what was presented at all the Masses last weekend. I do know that many people will be concerned as if the Diocese will close down St Mary Church. At this time I have had no mention of this by the Diocese of Rockford.

We always give thanks to God for all the graces He has bestowed upon us. I am always grateful for the roof over our heads, the food we eat and the families and friends that support us. I also pray for those who go without the blessings we have. How blessed we are! Continue reading


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Holy Day of Obligation

December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation; the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The Mass Times are as follows:

  • December 7
    • Mass in Spanish at 7pm in St Mary Church
  • December 8
    • Mass at 8am in St Joseph Church
    • Mass at 8am in St Mary Church
    • Mass at 5:30pm in St Joseph Church


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All Souls Day Mass

There is an envelope in your packet for All Souls Masses. Please list your intentions on the back and return it as soon as possible. All the deceased members of the parishes from the past year will be honored at the 8:00am, 5:30pm and 7:00pm (Spanish) Masses on Nov. 2. A form for candles is in the back of the church. You may purchase a candle in memory of other deceased loved ones. PLEASE HAVE YOUR ORDER WITH PAYMENT TURNED IN BY OCTOBER 22!


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Christmas Schedule

Thursday, December 24

  •  4pm Mass in St Mary Church
  • 5:30pm Mass in St Joseph Church
Friday, December 25
  • 12 midnight Mass in St Mary Church
  • 7am Adoration in St Mary Church
  • 8am Mass in St Mary Church 
  • 10:30am Mass in St Joseph Church
  • 12 noon Mass in St Mary Church (Spanish)