St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Cd of the week: The Rosary

Praying the Rosary Like Never Before (This Lighthouse cd can be found on the cd rack)
Dr. Edward Sri is a nationally sought Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN, and is a founding leader of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). In this discussion of his book “The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights on Praying the Twenty Mysteries” (Servant Books), Dr. Sri shares John Paul II’s practical strategies for praying the Rosary better, so that you can encounter Jesus more deeply in prayer.
Parishioner Comments
Awesome! Dr. Sri covers this subject in depth. I’ll need to listen to it two or three times to find all the golden nuggets hidden in this talk. Richard – Simi Valley, CA The rosary is all about Jesus… from now on, ‘praying’ the Rosary will be much more than ‘reciting’ the Rosary! Jane, Kansas City, MO


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Pope Invites Newlyweds, Families to Pray the Rosary

Pope Invites Newlyweds, Families to Pray the Rosary


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The Power of the Rosary

.- Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ has repeated his belief that praying the rosary will bring victory over the group. …

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/is-this-bishop-right-about-the-rosary-conquering-boko-haram-58176/


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Living the Mortal Life 64

So far I have only addressed the Traditions established by God. God gave us our worship. The original format God gave us is when Israel was saved from slavery by Egypt. In fact, it was to be a perpetual institution (Ex 12:14 & 17). It even gave the unleavened bread and the sacrificial lamb as part of this worship. But this worship did not end when Jesus came. If it did, God would have given a false message that it was to be perpetual. In the Last Supper, Jesus transforms this sacred meal and sacrifice of the Old Testament into what we have during the Mass today. Continue reading


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Living the Moral Life 61

As Catholics, we have many weapons to protect us from evil, but we also have many tools to help grow in our relationship with God, and therefore, grow in holiness. We already discovered how some of the sacraments help us, but we have a plethora of sacramentals, holy traditions, prayers, devotions, angels, saints and the souls in purgatory. God has given them to us to use and grow closer to. First we will look at the sacramentals. Continue reading