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!

Everything Old Is New Again

Madonna Renewal Center-  Freeport Illinois-  Slowly but surely the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC)  website is coming to life.  A big thank you goes out to the Sisters of the  Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM) and all the MRC committees who have made this possible.  Because we are just getting our web up and running, we will re-present some of the articles from the past six months that were posted on other web sites in order to bring all of our supporters and readers up to date. Some of you have participated in these events or read about or saw a video on these events presented below.  Please bear with us; in a couple of weeks all reports will be fresh and new. The first major outreach to the Freeport community was held September 20, 2014 and was promoted as the “Come and See” event.  The Sisters wanted everyone to meet some of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to see the future home of the Madonna Renewal Center.

Madonna Renewal Center Spaghetti Dinner

Madonna Renewal Center- Freeport Il.- Mark your calendars to keep February 17 open! On Tuesday, February 17, (Mardi Gras), there will be a spaghetti dinner at the First Lutheran Church, 303 S. Galena, Freeport, Il. The event starts at 4 PM and all proceeds will go the the restoration of the Madonna Renewal Center. Tickets are available in advance or at the door the day of the dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the “Blue Nuns” and to hear more about their plans for the MRC.