RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WEEK 2018 (June 22-29)
The U.S. Bishops are once again asking Catholics to pray for the protection of our religious liberty during the Religious Freedom Week from the Feast of St. Thomas More, June 22, to June 29, the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul.
All parishioners are strongly encouraged to take part!
Please join us for:
Prayer for Religious Freedom Recited after all the Masses during the Religious Freedom Week.
Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty on Wednesday, June 27, at 6pm
And at Home:
Pray the “Prayer for Religious Freedom” daily (see below or here)
Pray the Novena to St. Thomas More (see here).
“Prayer for Religious Freedom”
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, we come before you
to entrust our prayers and petitions for our Church, nation and families.
We pray for the conversion of hearts to protect religious freedom,
the sanctity of human life and the sanctity of marriage.
We beg for your mercy and forgiveness
for ways we have turned from your love,
and pray in reparation for those sins committed against life and freedom.
We pray that our hearts be united to yours
in order that all mankind may come together to worship and adore you
in unity rooted in love and mercy.
We do this through the intercession of
Our Blessed Mother, Mary Immaculate; St. Joseph, Guardian of the Church;
St. Thomas More and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, our diocesan patrons;
St. Raymond of Peñafort; and all the angels and saints. Amen.