St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Knights of Columbus Helping the Madonna Renewal Center

Knights of Columbus Madonna House Pork Chop dinner Saturday, October 6th, from 5-7

The Freeport and Shannon Knights of Columbus councils will be holding a Pork Chop dinner benefitting the Madonna House @ St. Thomas in Freeport from 5-7 Saturday, October 6th. Served will be boneless Porkchop; Mashed Potato; Corn; salad; desert and drink. Cost is $10 for one chop; $12 for two chops. Tickets sold at the door. For information contact Tom Willison at 815-275-7111 or Phil Hoppenjan @ 847-340-1891.


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Madonna Renewal Center Saturday Work Day

We have set aside one more work day for this month — Saturday, April 28 (8:00am to 4:00pm) or choose your own day! Feel free to bring your teenage children — all types of age-appropriate work need to be completed!
You may also donate work items (work gloves, pliers, paint brushes, mops/buckets, brooms, sandpapers, hammers, and so on). Let us know on time — to prepare for you! God bless you. — Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


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2018 MRC Special Year: Volunteers Needed

WE ARE EXCITED! JUNE 2018 is our year of blessings: A child will have a chance. The woman will feel Loved and Supported. Freeport will open doors to suffering women. We will bond in love as we serve. Thank you for standing by us. Your love and sacrifices achieved so much. However, there are still pieces of work to be completed: cleaning, dusting, painting and so on. Come and help. Take a tour of the building and see how you can help. We set aside three work Saturdays – March 24, April 7 and 28 (8:00am to 4:00pm) or choose your own day! We pray for many volunteers to reach our goal. Give a baby a chance with skilled or unskilled hours. Bring your teenage children. All types of age-appropriate work are needed! Continue reading


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Think Abortion is Okay in Cases of Rape? Consider This: She Was Conceived in Rape

The so-called “exception” to allow for abortion in the case of rape and incest is an intellectual carve-out Crystal Surbey takes personally. Now a mother of four in Northwest Ohio, Surbey’s mother was just a teenager when she was raped by her own step-father.

Nine months later, Surbey was born. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/12/04/think-abortion-is-okay-in-cases-of-rape-consider-this-she-was-conceived-in-rape/


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Madonna Renewal Center

The Madonna Renewal Center is the future home for expectant mothers so they may have a warm and nurturing environment to bring their child to birth while they learn how to take care of their child, themselves and give them the ability of being self sufficient.

The Madonna Renewal Center is offering an opportunity for donors to participate in this work of God. They have categorized the donations by rooms of various needs. The chapel has just been done, but there are plenty of these opportunities. Here is how they are broken down.

SUMMARY OF FIRST FLOOR ESTIMATE BY ROOMS. FIRST FLOOR is a General Utility Space for: Prayer, Dining, Consulting, Cooking…

Totals For MAIN HALLWAY …………………………………  $7,386.14

Totals For MECHANICAL ROOM …………………………… $1,764.01

Totals For KITCHEN ………………………………………… $15,763.23 Continue reading


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Alleged Miracle of Blessed Oscar Romero of a Woman and Her Infant in the Uterus

An alleged miracle obtained through the intercession of Blessed Salvadorian Bishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980) will soon be studied by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It has to do with the inexplicable recovery of a woman, whose life and that of her infant in uterus were threatened by a pregnancy complication. The recognition of this miracle, by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, would open the way to the martyr’s canonization.

The Salvadorian Church concluded its diocesan investigation of this event at the…

https://zenit.org/articles/salvador-alleged-miracle-of-blessed-oscar-romero-of-a-woman-and-her-infant-in-the-uterus/


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Heartbreaking Ultrasound Shows Dying Twin Baby Holding His Sister’s Hand

Kansas family Ian and Brittani McIntire were heartbroken when doctors told them that one of their unborn twins probably will die before he is born.