St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Stubenville Youth Conference

St. Paul here we come! We’re heading back to Minnesota this year for the Steubenville Youth Conference, being held from July 27-29. This conference is open to grades 9-12.
Steubenville is a fun-filled, energetic, and life-changing weekend getaway filled with Mass, speakers, and Adoration. It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss!
For more information, contact Gabby at 815-277-9722, or email her at

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2017 Youth Summit

belongingThe Diocesan Youth Summit is upon us once again! Join SCY as we attend BELONGING on October 29 at Rock Valley College. Registration and more info can be found at or by contacting Benjy Miller at St Thomas Youth Ministry. Registration ends October 16. You don’t want to miss this!

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Rockford Diocese Catholic Youth Summit


Sunday October 25, at 9:45 a.m.; Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

BE SURE TO TUNE IN! Select portions of the Diocese of Rockford’s Catholic Youth Summit on Sunday, Oct. 25  will be available for live viewing at Live speakers, a game show with Bishop Malloy, Mass with the Bishop and other events for nearly 1,500 youth will be streamed live throughout the day.  Video highlights of the day will also be archived and available for viewing on the Diocese of Rockford’s YouTube channel.  Live streaming will begin at 9:45 a.m.


The event will be streamed live at  

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YCIA Youth Group at HFCC

Beginning this Sunday, Dec. 7, the YCIA Youth Group will be moving their Sunday activity nights to the Holy Family Community Center. In addition to group discussions, there will be basketball, ping pong, air hockey and food available! Everyone in grades 8-12 is encouraged to come and enjoy a night of fellowship and fun!