St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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 3rd Annual Benefit Dance for the Madonna Renewal Center– Nov 18, 7-10pm at the Eagles Club! Music donated by The Maddmen!! Featuring sounds from the 50’s. 60’s and 70’s!! Banquet room donated by the Eagles Club!! $12 per single, $20 per couple. At the door- $15 per person Door prizes! Silent auction! Food for sale! New this year: We will have an additional drawing for a brand new Lazy Boy recliner- donated by Slumberland. Ticket prices $1.00 each. You do not need to be present to win! Tickets on sale at St. Mary’s/ St. Joseph’s Church Office, Christensen Home Town Realtors, Eagles Club, Gemorifics, Mary’s Mantle, IHM Sisters and MRC Committee Members. Please join us for an amazing, fun-filled evening!! 

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Madonna Renewal Center Hosts a Dance

Join me and dance the night away to The MADDMEN and the Cross Cut Band at the Eagle’s Club while supporting the renovation of the Madonna Renewal Center building. $10 per person in advance and $12 at the door.

Bring the whole family! And while you are there shop the silent auction baskets and start your Christmas shopping early. As an example, the Lessman Family is donating a Frozen Overnight basket that includes a Frozen Sleeping Bag, Overnight Pajama Bag, a Lap Desk Art Supply Kit and Frozen books. Perfect for a little one who will be traveling over the holidays. There will be plenty more!

All ticket sales and silent auction basket sales proceeds will benefit the Madonna Renewal Center.

Eagle’s Club will provide food and drink for purchase.

Contact me if you would like tickets!

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America The Beautiful

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Benedict XVI: Without Pope John Paul II, My Theological Journey Would Not Have Been Imaginable

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, July 06, 2015     

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has credited his predecessor for making his spiritual and theological journey possible through his “brilliant example.” The retired Pope expressed this Saturday morning at Castel Gandolfo when being conferred a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Krakow’s John Paul II Pontifical University and Academy of Music. …