St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Light of the World Retreat

Do you feel like you’re trying to follow Christ, but need support in your everyday life?

Come to the Light Of The World retreat and you will have the opportunity to be supported with the Catholic Teachings and Values. Experience the renewal of the Holy Spirit!!! All are welcome!! There are 2 weeks left to register.  

Friday, May 3 • 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, May 4 • 8:30am-7:00pm
Sunday, May 5 • 8:30am-6:30pm
Monday, May 6 • 6:00pm-9:00pm

Registration is open. To Register contact the Parish office 815-232-8271, or Angela Chamberlin, 815-990-1637.


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You are invited!

May 3-6, 2019 will be the next Light of the World Retreat at the Holy Family Community Center. Many of you have been waiting patiently for this event, and the date has finally been set.
This retreat is highly recommended and very effective in evangelization and renewal in our Parishes. If you are still on the fence in regards to attending, pray on it and your prayers will be answered. Watch
the bulletin for more details.


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Fun Filled Summer Camps

The Vocation Office of the Diocese of Rockford is sponsoring summer camps and retreats at Bishop Lane Retreat Center. St Therese Camp and Retreat for young women in grade 7 thru college, June 24-27 with Sisters from different communities joining us; Jeremiah Days for boys in grades 7 thru 9, July 8-11; and First Call Retreat for young adult males entering grade 10 thru college, July 15-18. Our seminarians studying for our diocese will facilitate, along with Fr. Keith Romke. The cost is only $90.00. More information is available at http://www.rockforddiocese.org/vocations or at the Diocesan Vocation Office, (815) 399-4300 ext. 375.


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Light of the World Retreat March 13-16

There is a Light of the World retreat next weekend, March 13 through 16th. The retreat starts in the evening of the 13th. It goes through all day Saturday from 8:30am to about 8pm, then from 8:30am till about 8pm on Sunday and Monday in the evening only.

This retreat is given by the efforts of other parishioners, just like you. There will be talks, stories, a little humour and time for adoration and confession and good conversation. Having that relationship with God takes an effort. Take this time out for God. You will never regret it!

Food is provided.


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“God Is” Retreat November 1

GOD Is-Day of Renewal

There will be a God Is day of renewal on Saturday, November 1 from 7:30am and closing with the 4pm Mass in St Mary Church in Freeport, IL. The event will be held at the Holy Family Community Center. It will be available in English and Spanish.

There will be adoration time, discussion sessions, talks, skits, Mass, Confessions and good fellowship in this retreat. It will renew your relationship with Jesus in a fun way and help you find a new appreciation of the Sacraments. Come with us and discover our faith in a new way!