St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Our Lady of Fatima Coming Soon

Having Our Lady of Fatima Statue coming here to Freeport is such a blessing! Many graces come with this statue. But what does it mean?
First of all, we have to make it clear that this statue is not what we are worshipping, nor do we worship Mary. When you take a step back and see what the purpose of Our Lady appearing in Fatima was, we find Our Lady is offended because people are no longer worshipping Jesus or following His ways. Sacrilege was a whole way of life. Atheism, with anti-religion thought, was causing so much war, death and persecutions in society, Our Lord Jesus sent Mary to save the souls who were on the verge of Hell. When we look at this fact, we see that Mary is truly leading people to her Son Jesus. She has in her heart the heart of her Son. She illustrates for us that she is really alive – that we are not talking to the dead, but the living (Mk 12:27). Our Lady came as a warning to souls who reject Jesus or are lukewarm to Him. Continue reading


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Our Lady of Fatima is Coming to Our Parishes

We have the special graces that the very statue of Our Lady of Fatima that Sister Lucia had commissioned to be made will be visiting us. Sister Lucia was one of the three children who saw the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. Continue reading


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Holy Hour and Healing Service

Holy Hour of Healing Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus? Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, August 3, at 5:00pm in St Mary Church.


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Join Us for a Parish Potluck

 The sun is out, and we should be too! We’re having a party, and inviting you! Everyone’s coming, you should be there! Bring your family, and a dish to share!
Join us for a parish potluck at St. Joseph Church after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, June 10. Weather permitting, there will be seating outside and fun and games for the kids! Sign up to bring a dish to pass – see Zak Zovko after all 10:30 Masses until the event. Bring hot or cold dishes, or desserts. Beverages will be furnished.
Cost is $2.00 per person at the door. To sign up a dish by phone, call Connie Kronberg: 815-297-2138.


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Holy Hour and Healing Service

Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus?
Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, April 6, at 5:00pm in St Mary Church.


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Liturgy Schedule for Holy Week

Thursday Evening Mass

  • in St Joseph at 5:30pm
  • in St Mary Church at 7pm in Spanish

Good Friday Services

  • Veneration of the Cross in St Mary Church at 12:10pm
  • St Mary Youth Living Stations of the cross on St Mary grounds (Outside) at 2pm
  • Passion of the Christ viewing in the Holy Family Community Center at 3pm
  • Veneration of the Cross in St Mary Church at 7pm in Spanish

Easter Celebrations

  • 4 pm Vigil Mass in St Joseph Church
  • 7pm Vigil Mass in St Mary Church in Spanish
  • 8am Sunday in St Mary Church
  • 10:30am Sunday Mass in St Joseph Church
  • 1pm Sunday Mass in St Mary Church in Spanish


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Want to Learn More About the Bible?

 PaulOf course you do!! We all do!! A Ten Lesson Audio Bible Study Course on the Gospel of Matthew from St. Paul Center will be led by Fr. Timothy J. Barr on Saturdays from 10:30am until noon at the Holy Family Community Center. Continue reading