A special Mass and Holy Hour for life, marriage and religious liberty will be held at St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., on Jan. 5, 2013. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside at the 8 a.m. Mass and a eucharistic Holy Hour will follow.
This is the first of six Holy Hours which the archbishop plans to hold at different parishes around the archdiocese in the next six months. These Holy Hours are part of a nationwide pastoral strategy suggested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to address issues related to religious liberty, marriage and life.
“Through these Holy Hours for life, liberty and marriage, we can invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty,” the archbishop explained in an announcement about the Holy Hours.
The archbishop also said these Holy Hours are part of the new evangelization and they offer “an opportunity for me to pray with parishioners as well as others who might come.”
All are welcome at these Holy Hours. Additional dates will be announced in 2013.