ProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois- By Fr. Timothy Barr- I am sure we have all heard about the marijuana plantations going up all over in Illinois, and especially in Freeport. There seems to be a rush to get everything up and going, but maybe we should really look at what the effects of something like this will be. The Church does not teach that marijuana is an intrinsic evil, but it is a mind altering drug. It should be treated with great care. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner – Freeport, Il – 10-25-2014 – by Staff –The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, are pleased to present a brief tour of the building which will house the Madonna Renewal Center. Some of the restoration has been completed already; for example, the roof has been replaced and the grounds have been restored to their beauty. While much has been accomplished, there is still much work to be done. See and hear where the Sisters currently are in their project. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com- Rockford/Freeport – 9-29-2014 – Rockford’s Life Chain will take place Sunday Oct 5, from 2-3:30pm at the corner of Alpine and Highcrest. Easy parking and pro-life signs will be available in the parking lot of Holy Family Church. Now more than ever we need to show our country that Christians will stand in public and defend life as long as one child is in danger of abortion.
Please join your Christian neighbors as we stand in prayer and public witness to Christ’s love for every child. Continue reading
Freeport, Il – Pro Life Corner – 9-28-2014 – On September 20 the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary held a Bratfest “come and see” event for the community in and around Freeport. As we reported in our article of 9-13-2014, this was to introduce the renovation of the former St. Francis Hospital/School into the Madonna Renewal Center.
The many people who attended this event were treated to good food, camaraderie, and the music of our “Blue Nuns”. Please watch the video below and you will see that the music was enjoyed by all and the Sisters really enjoyed sharing their musical heritage with everyone. You can see Nuns do have fun! The joy was evident on their smiling faces and it was also seen in the faces of everyone at the Bratfest! Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com – Freeport, Il – 9-26-2014 – by Staff – Late last year Stephenson County Right to Life and the Knights of Columbus began a campaign to erect pro-life billboards in and around the Freeport area.
Pictured below are the four signs already placed in Freeport. One is at Walnut and Pleasant St.; a double sided sign has been placed at the old railroad station; the fourth sign is located on Pearl City Road, West of Freeport near Highland Community College. Continue reading
Pro Life Corner – Freeport, IL – 9-17-2014 – St. Mary’s Parish in Freeport recently hosted the fourth annual International Mass and Maryfest. On August 18th, An International Mass was held at St. Mary Parish at noon. Our Mary Fest was a celebration of ALL nationalities within our church community and included languages, music & food from: France, Germany, the Philippines, Nigeria, Mexico and America. This was a Patronal Feast for St. Mary. EVERYONE was welcome. We had music, games, lots of food and fun for this celebration. Hope you’ll enjoy the video and interviews. Continue reading
Pro Life Corner – Freeport, Il – 9-14-2014 – by Annarae
Freeport, Il has been blessed to have several Nigerian nuns from the order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ. Their presence has been noted not only by their tireless work in the community, but also by their bright blue habits; many of us refer to them as our Blue nuns. They are now working on a very special project that will help not only women, but the entire community as well. They have already been teaching at the local Catholic schools, providing care at a local nursing center and many other spiritual and social services for our area. They were given, for a meager sum, the old St. Francis Hospital building.
St. Francis Hospital closed its doors in the 1960’s, then the building was used for a home for exceptional children. That operation closed several years ago and the five story building has stood vacant and had been slowly deteriorating. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com – 8-25-2014 – by Annarae – Take advantage of a great new book and be rewarded with some delicious meals. St. Mary’s Church in Freeport, Il is selling cookbooks to benefit the Church. And note this-they only charge $10 per book! It would be hard to find a better bargain. Continue reading
Fundraiser Dance and Festival Fair Coming to Freeport
Freeport, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – May 6, 2014 – Following is some information concerning an event in Freeport coming up on May 9. The Fundraiser Dance is being held to help the St. Mary Folkloric Dancers and it promises to be a wonderful time for all. There will be food, dancing, and prizes offered so please plan to attend and help these young people. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner – Freeport, Il – 4-22-2014 – Thank you to everyone who so generously donated funds to our billboard project. Our latest billboard was put in place on Pearl City Road, Freeport, just before Easter and it looks great. A special thank you to Terry Gogel and Gary Young for all their work in raising funds and lining up locations. Great job, guys. Continue reading