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Upcoming: Fortnight for Freedom & the USCCB


Here at First Communion Stories, we strive to honor the Eucharist and Mass, centerpieces of our Catholic Faith. Therefore we wish to tell you about an extraordinary event for the Church in the United States beginning this Thursday.

The fourteen days from June 21 — the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More — to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “Fortnight for Freedom” —a great hymn of prayer for our country. Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.

Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we urge you to join us in prayer and solidarity for the cause of religious liberty. The USCCB has put together a wealth of information, links, and programs for individuals and dioceses around the country on their website.. Be sure to check it out, and mark your calendar for June 21st.

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