St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Living the Moral Life 71

We can get frustrated with the sins we commit. We trip and fall constantly. It would be easy to despair of going to confession for the same old sins every single time. In our despair, we could easily blame God for taking away our freedom. But it is the devil that loves to see us beat ourselves over the head, not Jesus. The devil is our accuser (Rev 12:10); Jesus is our advocate (1 John 2:1).

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How to Deal With Temptations


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How to Deal With Temptations

Each Mass has slightly different tips.

5:30pm Saturday Evening

8am Sunday Morning

!0:30am Sunday Morning


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Living the Moral Life 37

The ninth Commandment states, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife” (Ex 20:17). This coveting is a mortal sin and merits eternal damnation. But what is coveting? Continue reading


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America The Beautiful


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America The Beautiful

8am Mass in St Mary Church