St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Lent Almsgiving

This Lent our almsgiving offering will be given to
the Society of St Vincent de Paul. You will find
envelopes in the pews with a St Vincent de Paul
label. According to custom, you are asked to make a
sacrifice of eating one small meal in place of a large one
and place the difference of the cost in your almsgiving
offering. Please return your offering by Easter. The Society
of St Vincent de Paul operates with the generosity of YOU.
Thank you for your generosity.


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Holy Day of Obligation Schedule

January first is a holy day of obligation, the feast day of Holy Mary Mother of God. Missing Mass is considered a mortal sin for Catholics. Here is the schedule which starts this evening.

Thursday, December 31

  • 4pm Mass in St Mary Church, Freeport
  • 5:30pm Mass in St Joseph Church, Freeport
  • 11:30pm Adoration in St Joseph Church, Freeport (1 hour long)
Friday, January 1, 2016
  • 8am Mass in St Mary Church, Freeport
  • 10:30am Mass in St Joseph Church, Freeport
  • 12 noon Mass in St Mary Church, Freeport (Spanish)
  • 5pm Holy Hour and Healing Service in St Joseph Church, Freeport