St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Why the Rosary is Not “Vain Repetition”

Protestants sometimes charge Catholics with “vain repetition” in praying the Rosary. This is a reference to Matthew 6:7, where Jesus instructs, “When you pray to not babble with vain repetition as the pagans do.” …

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/why-the-rosary-is-not-vain-repetition


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Living the Moral Life 67

The moral life is always going to be a pilgrimage we make through our lives. In this pilgrimage, we are not alone. We have each other, but we also have our Father in Heaven helping us along the way. By the very gift of baptism, we can call God our Father (Mt 6:9). Our Father in Heaven is always there for us. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is or where we are at, He is always willing to listen. He is never too busy texting or staring at the screen. We have access to His lap 24/7. Continue reading


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Rest With Jesus and Pray

Father Barr was on a Steubenville retreat with young people from the Freeport area.

Father Don Lund was gracious enough to fill-in for Father Barr at the 10:30 Mass on July 17. Father Lund did a great job in tying in last week’s readings, the readings for the 17th and the readings for next week’s liturgy into one meaningful sermon. We hope you enjoy Father Lund’s homily.  Father Barr will be with us next Sunday.

Please enjoy this homily.

 


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Do You Recognize Jesus’ Voice?

4pm Saturday Evening Mass

10:30am Sunday Morning Mass


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Holy Hour and Healing Service

This Friday is the First Friday of the month. St Joseph Church in Freeport will be hosting a Holy Hour and Healing Service at 5pm this Friday, November 6. All are invited to take advantage of the promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the healing power of the Eucharist.