14 ways to celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom

| June 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

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1. Celebrate a memorial Mass for SS. Thomas More and John Fisher on June 21 (vigil) or June 22 (their feast day) to open the Fortnight for Freedom.

2. Present a Catholic movie night for members of your parish, such as “A Man for All Seasons” about the martyrdom of St. Thomas More or “For Greater Glory” about the struggle for religious freedom in Mexico.

3. Encourage parishioners to read “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” a document of the US. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.

4. Host a concert with religious music and/or performing artists.

5. Plan a “Pancakes for Patriotism” or “Fish Fry for Freedom” event to raise awareness about the Fortnight and feature information about the plans within the parish and diocese for the Fortnight.

6. Organize day-long (or multi-day) eucharistic adoration.

7. Sponsor a presentation on the history of Catholicism in the United States.

8. Host a study group on “Dignitatis Humanae,” the groundbreaking document from the Second Vatican Council on religious liberty, using the 14-day reflection piece found at Fortnight4Freedom.org.

9. Lead a eucharistic procession through your community.

10. Host a panel discussion on important public policy issues to individuals of faith.

11. Sponsor a day of service within the community, perhaps at a town or city park, to help clean up trash or conduct routine maintenance.

12. Pray a daily rosary in your parish for the cause of religious liberty each day of the Fortnight.

13. Host a patriotic sing-a-long for the children of the parish and community.

14. Organize an Independence Day family picnic with a special Mass to close the Fortnight for Freedom.

Source: Fortnight4Freedom.org

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    The Bloomington Knights of Columbus are observing the Fortnight with a prayer service every evening at 6pm at their hall, 1114 W. American Blvd. Open to the public kofcbloomington.com/fortnight