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St. Mary celebrates two women of inspiration

St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock named Linda Mokry and Margarita Jaramillo as its 2023 Women of Inspiration. Every year each Catholic parish in the McHenry County Deanery of the […]

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‘Everything fell right into place’: Marble baptismal font just happened to be available for St. Mary Church

“I don’t believe in coincidence,” St. Mary Catholic Church building and grounds committee volunteer Jim Liebetrau explained. “God wanted this baptismal font to be here.” St. Mary parish unveiled a […]

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‘Inspiring resilience’: After a year of improvising, Woodstock churches returning to a post-pandemic normal

After a year of improvising, Woodstock churches returning to a post-pandemic normal Woodstock church ministers and priests have used identical words to describe their congregations as they return to in-person […]

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