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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The Epiphany

Today we celebrate the Feast day of the Epiphany. Out of curiosity, I looked up the definition of epiphany outside the meaning that Jesus gives to the meaning of this word. One dictionary said, “a moment of sudden revelation or insight” and another added, “an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity”. In the latter definition, we understand that a physical manifestation happens. In the first definition, what happens is in the mind. 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