St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Holy Day of Obligation

December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation; the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The Mass Times are as follows:

  • December 7
    • Mass in Spanish at 7pm in St Mary Church
  • December 8
    • Mass at 8am in St Joseph Church
    • Mass at 8am in St Mary Church
    • Mass at 5:30pm in St Joseph Church


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Our Lady of Guadelupe

hp_Guadalupe_08Our Lady of Guadalupe Events The Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe is taking place every evening from Dec 3 to Dec 11, at 6:00pm in St Mary Church (en Español). All are welcome!
On the last day of the Novena, Monday, December 12, the Morning Song will be at 5:00am, in St Mary Church, with a light breakfast afterward in Richter Hall. A Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7:00pm with a celebration in Richter Hall following the Mass.
Las Posadas will be held Friday, December 16 through Saturday, December 24, at 6:00pm, in Richter Hall.


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The Magic of St Mary

We are inviting all of you to join our first Dinner Dance A wonderful night full of surprises! A magic show, DJ, great food and drinks! Let’s share a good time together as a community of faith and help our church with its debt. You can purchase tickets at Mary’s Mantle, the parish office, or after Mass. Questions: Ann Peters 815 235 3628 Fr. Diego Ospina 815 232 3718


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Time and Talent Survey

Next weekend we will introduce a Time and Talent Survey in response to the Pew Survey last January. We really appreciate your responses and are looking forward to responding with concrete solutions. But we need your help in finding and implementing these solutions. Our hope is to find people who are willing to help fill the needs of our community. Right now, we have a limited number of helpers. Are there people willing to step up and help us be an Amazing Parish? We need people to do the ground work and people who are willing to co-coordinate various ministries. After the survey, we hope to identify those people who would serve as the new combined parish council as well. Continue reading


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PEW SURVEY RESULTSfrom the Be Bold Be Catholic (BBBC) Team

BBBC MISSION: We the Catholic parish communities of Freeport, Illinois, commit to bring all souls to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dear Parishioners:
We, the BBBC Team, thank you for the Pew Survey feedback and your patience. There are currently nine active members under the direction of Fr. Timothy Barr that have been working toward understanding and organizing those results.
As a reminder, there were four questions on the Pew Survey, as follows:
What can your Parish community do to better serve your needs?
• How can your Parish community help you come closer to Jesus’ mercy and love?
• Do you think sharing your time and talent would help you come closer to Jesus? How, or why not?
Are there ministries in which you would like to participate? Circle Yes or No. Please state the name or type of ministry you would like to participate in.
Results/Findings Continue reading