St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Trinity Sunday: Rejoicing in Knowing Who God Is


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God’s Not Interested in ‘Make-up’ Religion, Says Pope in Morning Homily

God’s Not Interested in ‘Make-up’ Religion, Says Pope in Morning Homily


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Who Will You See in Heaven?


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Can We Know God Personally

This is not a Catholic video, but still may be helpful in learning how to pray. God can communicate with us wherever we are at. He wants us to have a relationship with Him. But that does negate that commandment, “Thou shall keep holy the Sabbath” (Ex 20:8). Coming to Mass and taking advantage of the sacraments is Jesus’ means of having a relationship with you.


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Living a Moral Life 46

When going to confession, we must confess all mortal sins that we are aware of. Again, this is just basic in relationships. If a spouse physically abuses and hides money from the other spouse, but will only say they are sorry for being physically abusive, what good is it? Both do mortal damage to the relationship. So it is with our relationship with God. We have to come clean. One thing that allows us to come clean is that God is so merciful with us. He does not use all this information to hurt us. Continue reading