St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Charismatic Day of Renewal:

“What Would Jesus Have ME Do?” (WWJD?) And How Will He Help Me Do It? 

April 27, 2019, from 8:30AM – 3:30PM
St Patrick Church, Parish Center, 236 Kelley Dr, Rochelle, IL

Sponsored by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, Diocese of Rockford and featuring Father Bob Miller and Dr. Mark Nimo. Registration fee is $10/person or $25/family. Please bring a sack lunch. For more info call Linda at 815-264-3240, or email

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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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Corpus Cristi

8 am Mass

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Ascension of Jesus is Our Glory

5:30 Saturday Evening Mass

8am Sunday Mass

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Marriage and Cohabitation

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Beauty of the Mass

Fr Barr has a new book out called “The Beauty of the Mass”. It is a compilation of 47 bulletin articles explaining the Eucharistic worship of the Catholic Mass. He explains how the graces of the Mass apply to our everyday life and what stake we have in our offerings we bring to our worship.

This book is great for those who have a hard time focusing on the Mass while attending. Every word we speak demands our attention and love for Jesus and what He has done for us on the cross. The Mass becomes a reason why our lives are changed not just on Sundays, but every day God has given us.

Find out why.


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