St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Who Will You See in Heaven?

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Celebrating Fr Camacho’s Birthday and Priestly Service

Regretfully, Fr Bob Camacho will be moving to another parish to be closer to his mother. His compassion and dedication will be sorely missed by the many people he has served. Help us celebrate his life and witness to the compassion of Christ.

Join us in celebrating Fr. Camacho’s birthday and the blessings he has given us during his ministry here. A potluck is being held in his honor Saturday, January 2, at 6:30pm in the

Holy Family Community Center. Please bring your own table service and a vegetable or salad to share. Everything else will be furnished.

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Iraq: ‘We Priests and Nuns Will Be the Last to Leave’

Rome, April 15, 2015

This report is provided by Oliver Maksan  of Aid to the Church in Need.

“At night we often hear gunfire. But luckily we are quite a bit away from the fighting,” Father Steven says. In fact, as the crow flies, the town of Alqosh is only 10 miles away from the front line, where the heavily armed Kurdish Peshmerga forces and ISIS fighters are facing off. …