Saint John Vianney Coming to Freeport Illinois

Saint John Vianney Coming to Freeport Illinois

VIANNEY Freeport, IL 160x600 BannerFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vianney Drama Captivates Audiences and Renews the Heart of the Church Event: Vianney, the live theatrical production performed by acclaimed actor and producer Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions.

Details:  Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00pm  229 W Washington Place, Freeport, IL 61032

Admission: $12 each pre-sale,  $15 each at the door, Free for ages 17 and under Suitable for Ages 10 & Up Tickets & Information: Cynthia Saar, (815) 232-7400   www.stjosephstmary.com

About the Production: Vianney, a popular live production, filled with all of the elements of professional theater, a moving musical score, full theatrical lighting, and a video backdrop offering a full cast of characters, creating a fast-paced and engaging drama. More than 100,000 people have seen over 200 performances of this gripping drama, which began touring the U.S. as a part of the worldwide celebration of the Year for Priests. Since then it has been the centerpiece for celebrations in parishes, seminaries, universities, schools, and pastoral conventions. The response has been overwhelming – young men have felt the call to the priesthood, audiences have a new appreciation for the Sacraments, and thousands of priests have been renewed and encouraged in their priestly vocations. After years of devastating scandals and of attacks on the priesthood in the Catholic Church, a renewal and revival of respect for the role of the priests is needed all over the world. To reinvigorate and inspire fervent prayer for vocations and a new and deeper understanding of this most important calling, Benedict XVI chose the beloved Saint John Vianney as the model of all priests. The one-man drama Vianney is not only a perfect introduction to the saint, but is a riveting performance which gives a new and encouraging answer to the question, “What is a priest?” Continue reading

Who is This Rich Young Man?

Who is This Rich Young Man?

ProLifeCorner-   Who is This Rich Young Man?

 “Jesus said to the rich young man, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

As Jesus was setting out, a young man ran up, knelt down before him and asked, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Jesus answered, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except…”

Jesus was suddenly interrupted by the ringing of the young man’s cell phone.

“Hello? Hey, Sam. Can’t right now. I’m in the middle of something. A time management thing. You gonna be at this number for a while? Great. I’ll get right back.”

Jesus waited patiently for the young man to finish, and then continued, “You know the commandments: You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal…” Continue reading