The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power — St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.
The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church's teaching.
Check out the links to the right and below for more information.
Mass for Religious Liberty: To begin the Fortnight for Freedom, Fr. Joe will offer a Mass imploring God's help for the protection of Religious Liberty in this country on Sunday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Fr. Joe will offer a homily on religious freedom on the weekend of June 21-22.
Fr. Joe will teach Religious Liberty classes (Adult Formation) on June 22nd and June 29th in the Annex.
A Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life and Liberty will be held on Sunday, June 29th at 12 Noon.
We will continue to pray the Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty at the end of all Masses.
The parish church bells will be rung at 12:00 noon on July 4 for 3 minutes to conclude the Fortnight for Freedom.
Pray the Rosary each day during the two-week period.
Pray the Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty every day. (See below)
Make a Novena for Religious Freedom, from June 26 to July 4, inclusive.
Fast or make an appropriate act of reparation in this period, such as meatless Fridays or a fast day on Wednesdays.
Read the statement Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.
Stay informed. See the links on the right side of this page for more information.
Utilize the Fortnight for Freedom reflections on Dignitatis Humanae for personal reflection. These reflections and readings from the Vatican II document Declaration on Religious Liberty are available in English and Spanish and are intended for daily use during the Fortnight for Freedom.
Join the U.S. bishops' texting campaign through our parish website and bulletin. Text the word "Freedom" or "Libertad" to 377377. Sign up online.
Take action in support of religious freedom using the NCHLA Action Alerts.
Sign the Petition for Religious Liberty at the Texas Catholic Conference.