Support the ‘Blue Nuns’ at Freeport, Rockford Events
July 6, 2023
DIOCESE—Two summer events are coming up fast to support the Diocese of Rockford’s Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, often called the “Blue Nuns” for their bright blue habits (see page 3). Proceeds from both events will go the sisters’ Madonna Renewal Center to serve the mothers and babies living there.
Freeport—July 16, ice cream social:
The Madonna Renewal Center will hold an ice cream social on July 16, 1-3 p.m. at Madonna Renewal Center, 1209B S. Walnut Ave. Chocolate and vanilla ice cream from The Union Dairy will be served with homemade pie and cake. Door prizes will be given. 
Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child (eight years and under), and can be purchased by calling Sister Ozioma 815-616-0369.
Members of Freeport parishes and St. Wendelin Parish, Shannon, can also buy tickets after Mass July 9. Ticket sales are limited to 150. 
Rockford—Aug. 12, fun run:
The Blue Nun Fun Run is scheduled for Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at St. Rita Parish, 6254 Valley Knoll Dr.
Tickets are $40/person; register  or donate at
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