St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

100th Anniversary Our Lady of Fatima Come and honor Our Lady of Fatima by joining the Rosary Crusade to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun on Saturday, October 14. We will meet at St Joseph Church where a procession begins at 11:45am to the Madonna Renewal Center,1209 S Walnut, or meet us there at noon at where the celebration continues.


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Novena to the Holy Spirit Begins Today

We begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit asking for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Novena will be leading up to Pentecost Sunday, which is the day the Apostles were given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit empowered the Apostles to preach the Good News, to heal physical ailments, to raise the dead and to baptize thousands into the Church Jesus founded.

The Holy Spirit has given Himself to all those who have been baptized. This novena is a great way to renew that gift in you. Ask Him to live in you anew.

A limited amount of Novena booklets are on the heat registers in St Joseph Church. Or you can go on this link for the Novena:

https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/pentecost/seven.htm


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Merry Christmas!

A cradle Catholic once said, “Wouldn’t it be great if God actually came down to earth and walked with us and worked just like us and experienced everything we do?” It wasn’t till after he said this that he realized God already thought of it. It was such a great idea, God actually did it! It wasn’t till after that person said it that he realized the depth of the meaning of Christmas. Continue reading


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Be Bold, Be Catholic 6

It takes supernatural faith to go out and help others in these times when we ourselves are dealing with financial burdens. This is the kind of stuff saints are made of. These days are opportunities to come closer to Jesus in ways that otherwise one could not. It is through our trials in the darkness that we become a brighter light. Continue reading


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US Bishops’ Leader Says God Will Give Strength to Heal and Unite

US Bishops’ Leader Says God Will Give Strength to Heal and Unite