St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Thanks for the Help at the Food Bank Truck

I want to thank all who came out on a rainy day to assist with the Northern Illinois Mobile Food Pantry. Thank You: Jan Ackerman, Kim Alber, Jane Barnes, Heather Dailey, Don Davis, Tom Dearth, Ruth Geary, Joe Ginger, Marietta, Kristine and John Guenther, Karen Hildebrandt, Charles Koppi, Jan Krieger, Diane Lloyd, Betty McKenna, Sharon Miller, Carol Mullens, Donna Nevenhoven, Jane O’Connor, Mark Rapp, Ann Sauer, Ron and Roberta Schradermeier, Frank and Sandy Steiner, Gale and Gerry Turner, Pat Weigel, and Sue Witt.
There were 127 individuals who received free groceries, which fed 330 family members. Through the generosity of many individuals, St Vincent de Paul was able to sponsor three food trucks this year. The number of household members who benefited from the free groceries was 1,300. In addition, 560 meals were provided through the Aryl Dailey Free Community Lunch Program. We are extremely grateful to all who provide funds, donate their time and/or provide necessary supplies and materials. You have touched many lives within our community! God’s Blessing to all of you! Mary Koppi, Society of St Vincent de Paul


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Pope: A Caress, a Smile Are What the Sick Need

Pope: A Caress, a Smile Are What the Sick Need


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Go Fund Me is here! MRC

The Madonna Renewal Center is now excited to announce that we have a Go Fund Me account. We are on our way to more opportunities for those who would like to donate to our cause to help women in need. This is from our beautiful website from Gofundme. It has a great video and explanation of what this campaign is for. …

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Go Fund Me is here!

 


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Building Bridges: the Principles of Just Immigration Policy

This is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register.

A modern pope wanted to make a point about immigration to the people of our country.  He said that he had been worried—preoccupied—with “those who have been forced by revolutions in their own countries, or by unemployment or hunger to leave their homes and live in foreign lands.”

“Devotion to humanity,” the Pope said, “urges that ways of migration be opened to these people.” …

https://zenit.org/articles/building-bridges-the-principles-of-just-immigration-policy/?utm_source=ZENIT+English&utm_campaign=cae7344910-English_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9d61d53235-cae7344910-42039977


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Go Fund Me is Here!

The Madonna Renewal Center is now excited to announce that we have a Go Fund Me account. We are on our way to more opportunities for those who would like to donate to our cause to help women in need. This is from our beautiful website from Gofundme. It has a great video and explanation of what this campaign is for. …

Follow this link to the Go Fund Me account https://www.gofundme.com/madonnacenter

Click this link to find the Madonna Renewal Center Official Web site: http://madonnarenewalcenter.com/