We will officially begin the Fortnight for Freedom with the celebration of a 7:30 PM Mass on Thursday, June 21. (There will be Mass as usual Thursday morning Mass followed by daylong Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel.) After the evening Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in church. Compline (Night Prayer) will be celebrated at 11:45 p.m. concluding with Benediction at 12:00 Midnight.
As we need to continue to pray for the restoration and protection of religious liberty and freedom of conscience in our country during the days, weeks and months ahead, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish will also be inaugurating Perpetual Adoration in our Eucharistic Chapel. Please check the Perpetual Adoration page for sign ups.
In April 2012, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the document "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” outlining their concerns over threats to religious freedom at home and abroad. Our bishops have also called for a Fortnight for Freedom – a fourteen-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom – from Thursday, June 21 until Thursday, July 4.
For the full text of "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” and additional information on educational and prayer resources, please visit www.fortnight4freedom.org.