The U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services.
We join Bishop Jaime Soto in solidarity with our United States Catholic Bishops in their goals for us to PRAY — FAST — EDUCATE OURSELVES — and ACT in support of religious freedom.
STM has scheduled special liturgical, prayer, and social events over the course of the fortnight — and will have more resources available via flockNote and website by Day 1 at www.stmparadise.org
This is a Year of Faith! Please attend! Bring someone with you! Family, friends, your ministry or liturgy team, parish organization — whoever! Everyone can use an opportunity for additional prayer!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! 21 JUNE — 4 JULY FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM IS BACK!!!
Check out this GREAT Welcome Video tailored JUST for us by Matthew Kurtz of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota! We are SO GRATEFUL for our friends in both Bismarck and Fargo!
LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING FRUITFUL AND FORMATIONAL DURING OUR YEAR OF FAITH?
Try REALLY reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here's a GREAT way to get it done in 1 year -- this year -- our Year of Faith!
For this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict has encouraged you to study and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Well, here's an easy way to do it. Simply enter your email address and - starting October 11, 2012 - you'll start getting a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning. Read that little bit every day and you'll read the whole catechism in a year. Cool, right?