Bishop Richard Lennon to celebrate 10am Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Friday, July 4th to conclude the Fortnight.
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP LENNON
Once again, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging Catholics across our country to enter into the period of the two weeks leading up to the Fourth of July with a strong focus on prayer, education, and reflection on our first freedom, freedom of religion.
To help us, the Conference has provided some very helpful items to assist us in making these days very special opportunities for prayer, education, and reflection.
Among the items offered by the USCCB are:
- Daily Reflections for each day of the Fortnight which can be used personally for a better understanding of the importance of what is exactly at stake and/or be used for the people’s benefit either as items in the bulletin or in homilies based on the reflections.
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- A Question and Answer resource which can be used to increase the understanding of the issues at stake. ENGLISH | SPANISH
- A Litany for Liberty which can be prayed either in a group setting led by a leader or prayed on one’s own. ENGLISH | SPANISH
- A sheet including Prayers of the Faithful for respect for all human life, for strengthening marriage and family life, and for the preservation of religious liberty. ENGLISH | SPANISH
More can be found at www.Fortnight4Freedom.org.
It is my hope, as I am sure it is yours, that our Religious Freedom as Americans remain intact, to ensure this is unchanged, we must do all we can to protect and strengthen this great gift.
Lastly on Friday, the Fourth of July, there will be a 10:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist to conclude the 2014 FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM.