February 25, 2016
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Go Fund Me is here!

The Madonna Renewal Center is now excited to announce that we have a Go Fund Me account. We are on our way to more opportunities for those who would like to donate to our cause to help women in need. This is from our beautiful website from Gofundme. It has a great video and explanation of what this campaign is for.

We thank you for the generosity of those who have already given. For those who have not yet had the chance, we thank you for considering us. We hope that you can help us help these women. Without your generosity, we could not do God’s work. God bless you!

MADONNA RENEWAL CENTER RENOVATION

MISSION STATEMENT

Motivated by love, the Madonna Renewal Center will empower pregnant women who carry their babies to term but struggle with the tough decision and challenges of unprepared motherhood, and their child in need by upholding self-worth and teaching them to love and cherish life; in accordance with the Charism of Immaculate Heart Sisters and the teachings of the Catholic Church. …

February 12, 2016
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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 Continue Reading →

February 2, 2016
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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.

MRC Logo WEB 2 1 2016 200x PNGThe 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 Continue Reading →

January 20, 2016
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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! Continue Reading →

October 26, 2015
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1957 Chevy Raffle Support Story

Madonna Renewal Center continues to enjoy the support of many Churches some of who pledged their ongoing support by including MRC in their monthly tithe or made out donation to MRC. These Churches will be duly acknowledged. However, 3 Churches played key role in helping us sell off all our 500 raffle tickets. We are truly grateful and continue to look forward to their ongoing support. St. Patrick Church McHenry bought many tickets and brought in cash donations, St. Mary Church Huntley not only bought about 100 tickets, they brought in generous cash donations, and St. Thomas Church Freeport bought many tickets. God bless you.

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Permit me to share my amazing Huntley story. Continue Reading →

October 23, 2015
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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 Avenue, Freeport, IL

Get ready for a fun night of dancing at the Celebration for our Renovation!

Maddnen

With a clever play on words for the name of their six-piece band, members of the The MADDMEN are seasoned veterans of the Northwest Illinois music scene who have been rockin’ out since the ’60’s. Want ’50s and ’60s country or down and funky blues? They’ll take you there! The current MADDMEN are an advanced incarnation of the NOMADDS, a wildly popular local garage band from the ’60s whose music continues to thrive today.

 

 

Following the MADDMEN will be The Cross Cut Band who will be playing great old Rock and Roll, New and Old Country, and Oldies music for our enjoyment.

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The event will include music and a silent auction with ticket and silent auction proceeds going to the Madonna Renewal Center renovation project.

Food and cocktails will be available for purchase. Bring the whole family.  Advanced tickets $10, tickets available at the door for $12

Tickets can be purchased at: J.H. Barkau & Sons, Home Town Realty, Mary’s Mantle or from the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

For more information contact Barb Lessman at 815-291-5431

 

October 23, 2015
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THANK YOU

MADONNA RENEWAL CENTER PROJECT AT FREEPORT, IL:

FUNDRAISING DAY, OCT. 17, 2015

1957 CHEVY RAFFLE DRAW AND BRAT FEST

QUITE A JOURNEY 1957 CHEVY DRAW OCTOBER 17, 2015. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! With your support The 1957 Chevy Raffle Draw and Brat Fest was a huge success. God bless you.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Raffle Winners!

1st Price: 1957 Chevy-winning number 0257- BOB GOSDICK of Rockford, IL.

2nd Price: $750.00 winning number 0166- JOSEPH M. GIANNOTTI of Newark, DE,

3rd Price: $500.00 winning number 0154- JAMES D CHESSER of Montgomery, IL (3rd winner donated the money back to us).

We are grateful that we are getting closer on our journey to reach the Phase1 Goal of mold, lead and asbestos abatement, All American Cleaning, Brick work, drainage repair of the MRC facility. Continue Reading →

October 23, 2015
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We Have A Winner!

We Have A Winner!

winner 300xMadonna 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.

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