MRC Needs Help this Saturday Feb 13 2016

 MRC Needs Help this Saturday Feb 13 2016 ProLifeCorner-  Freeport Illinois – Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport needs help this Saturday, Feb 13, 2016, from 9:00-12:00 AM. The Madonna Renewal Center is moving forward; mold and asbestos have been removed from the five story future home of the Madonna Renewal Center. Project leader for the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC) Roger L. Kampmier had this to say.  “Please note we have one final weekend of demo clean up set for this Sat.Feb 13th morning at the MRC Building. All pipes have been demo’d and this final event is removal of remaining metal for salvage from the fifth floor to the staging area. Please bring work gloves and push brooms. Once the fifth floor is cleared out then all floors will be swipe down. I will not be at this Sat. event so please check in with Colleen for this one. Scheduled from 9:00-12:00 AM, but it shouldn’t take that long if we have a good turnout of folks to help. God Bless all who have helped in the effort over the last four week time period, we could not be here with your help. Roger L. Kampmier Project Leader MRC. For further information please call Phone Colleen: 815-233-5434

MRC Needs Help this Saturday Feb 6 2016

MRC Needs Help this Saturday  Freeport Illinois – Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport needs help this Saturday, Feb 6 2016, from 9:00-12:00 AM. The Madonna Renewal Center is moving forward; mold and asbestos have been removed from the five story future home of the Madonna Renewal Center. Project leader for the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC) Roger L. Kampmier had this to say.  “As of this time we have removed a lot of metal from the walls of our building, but the number of volunteers turning out to help has been low. Please see if you can spare some time for the Lords work.” Roger further stated  “We will provide dust masks for those coming to help. Please bring gloves for your hands to protect against cuts while moving metal to the staging area. I will need some of the men attending to bring crow bars and Saws-All’s to finish the remaining metal removal that is needed. We have basically finished the first floor to the third floor and still have metal to demo out for the fourth and fifth floors. Older kids can help but not with any power tools of crowbars. We need to move metals to the first floor from all floors so we have that staged to haul out for scrap and salvage. We would like to have everything done and metal moved to the old pool area by the time we are done this weekend, so there will be a lot of hauling from all floors. If we have enough bodies we may be dome before the noon deadline.” Roger L. Kampmier Project Leader MRC. For further information please call Phone: 815-275-5666

First Phase Completed, But More Help Needed

Dearly Beloved Friends of Madonna Renewal Center and the IHM Sisters (Blue Nuns)! Onward, dear friends as we march toward our noble goal! “Come on! Join our happy throng. Blend with ours your voices. In the triumph song: Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ, the King through countless ages men and angels sing.” Thank You Jesus!

Madonna Renewal Center is Hosting a Spaghetti Dinner

Celebration for our Renovation – Fun day at Eagles CLUB

Celebration of our Renovation

Madonna Renewal Center – Celebration for our Renovation Date/Time: November 14, 2015 5 pm to midnight Location: Eagle’s Club, 1200 W. Galena

We Have A Winner!

We Have A Winner! Madonna Renewal Center.-   Freeport Il.-     On Saturday, October 17, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary held the raffle for the 1957 Chevy.  Amid much anticipation the winner was picked from the 500 tickets in the hopper.  The winning number was # 0257 held by Mr. Bob Gosdick of Rockford, Il. who won the car.   The number was picked by Freeport, Il Chief of Police, Mr. Todd Barkalow.  The second prize of $750.00 was won by ticket # 0166 purchased by Mr. Joseph Giannotti of Neward, DE. This ticket was drawn by Mr. David Snyders, Stephenson County Sheriff.  The third prize of $ 500.00 was won by Mr. James D. Chesser of Montgomery, Il and drawn by Illinois State Representative Brian Stewart. The third prize winner generously donated the prize back to the Sisters for their renovation program. The 1957 Chevy was donated to the Madonna Renewal Center restoration fund anonymously by a most generous donor.  The raffle has added $50,000.00 to the cause of the Madonna Renewal Center. We thank everyone who participated in this raffle in any way; those who purchased tickets, all the hard working members of the MRC fundraising committee, and all those who did anything to help this event take place.

Unveiling of 1957 Chevy BelAir

Unveiling of 1957 Chevy BelAir Madonna Renewal Center – Freeport, Il – It’s here!  For several weeks we have been waiting for a special car to arrive so we can present it to everyone.  That day has arrived! First let’s get a little background to let you know why all of us involved with the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC) are so excited about this car.  After all, a car is just a car-right?  Wrong!  This car is a vintage automobile donated to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so they can raffle it off.  This will mean a wonderful contribution to the restoration of the Madonna Renewal Center.  The donor wishes to remain anonymous so we respect his/her wishes and can only say “Thank you and God bless you” whoever you may be. Now on to the description of this oh, so special, automobile.  It is a completely original 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door with approximately 79,000 miles, a V-8 with a 283 cubic inch engine and a 2 barrel carb. To the best of our knowledge, it is one of only three such autos nationwide.

Thank You from the Sisters At the Madonna Renewal Center

Madonna Renewal Center-Freeport Illinois-  Thank you to the over 300 people who donated money and attended the spaghetti dinner held by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to raise funds for the renovation of the Madonna Renewal Center. Thank you to all the volunteers that spent time preparing and serving dishes that had been provided for this event. Thank you to Pastor Keith Johnson and First Lutheran Church for allowing us to use their facilities for this event and allowing the Sisters to hold their committee meetings there. We are an all Faith based group within the Community attempting to make a place of healing and hope for women in need of our services.

Madonna Renewal Center Spaghetti Dinner

MadonnaRenewalCenter.com – Freeport, Il – by Annarae – On Tuesday, February 17, over two hundred people braved the icy cold winds to enjoy good food, fellowship, and to help a worthy cause, the renovation of the former St. Francis Hospital.  This event was held in the lovely facilities of the First Lutheran Church in Freeport.  We are grateful to Pastor Keith Johnson and to the First Lutheran Church community for allowing us to use their facilities, not only for this event but for graciously allowing the Sisters and the various committees to hold their monthly meetings there. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), our “Blue Nuns” held a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for their project, the Madonna Renewal Center, which will be a place of healing and hope to women.   To say this event was a success would be an understatement!  A steady stream of hungry folks kept all the volunteer kitchen crew busy the entire time.  Everyone raved about how wonderful everything tasted and many asked when the next dinner would be held.  Spaghetti, meat balls or sauce, salad with a tasty Italian style dressing, garlic bread and a beverage made a filling and oh, so enjoyable meal, or perhaps I should  say feast.  This was all topped off with an array of desserts that filled over two long tables from which one could pick a generous portion of cakes, cookies, or pies.  Trust me, no one went away hungry!