Local parishes schedule Fortnight for Freedom events

  • St. Christopher Church in Radcliff, Ky. will take part in the Fortnight for Freedom beginning with a “Divine Mercy Twenty-Four Hours of Prayer for Freedom.” The special services will begin with a 9 a.m. Mass on June 22 and continue all night until 9 a.m. June 23. There will be 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed aloud ever hour.
    The Prayer for Religious Liberty will also be prayed hourly. And at 3 a.m. there will be an outdoor candlelight procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the church grounds.
  • St. Aloysius Church in Pewee Valley, Ky., will begin its Fortnight for Freedom services with an opening Mass at 7 p.m. on June 21. After Mass there will be small reception to meet and greet the parish’s new pastor, Father John Stoltz.
    Special holy hours will be held each day at 9 a.m., following the 8:15 a.m. Mass June 22 to July 3. Father Stoltz will lead the Rosary during the holy hours. The fortnight will close with a Patriotic Rosary at noon on July 4, which will include special prayers, patriotic music and readings to accompany the Rosary. All events will be held in the parish chapel.
  • St. Rose Church in Springfield, Ky. is hosting speaker Francis Manion tonight, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the parish center. Manion is senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. St. Rose parish will also hold a holy hour and Mass on the last day of the Fortnight, July 4.
  • At St. Patrick Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Rd., there will be an opening Mass to launch the Fortnight for Freedom at 7 p.m. today, June 21, followed by reflections, a Litany for Liberty and the saying of the Patriotic Rosary in the Chapel. Activities will begin at 7 p.m. Reflections, the Litany for Liberty and the Patriotic Rosary will be held after Masses during the fortnight period. A closing Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on July 4, followed by Reflections, the Litany for Liberty and the Patriotic Rosary.

4 Comments

  • Margie Maschmeyer says:

    Just what is a Patriotic Rosary?

    • The Record says:

      As we understand it, the “patriotic rosary” dedicates each Hail Mary in the rosary to one of the 50 states and is prayed with intentions for the good of the nation. Several websites dedicated to this subject appear in a google search.

  • John B Gross JR says:

    Could you help clear up something for me. Though I am in agreement with the Fortnight views have not 23 other states have such laws in affect already and why has the Church not started this campaign until the national impetus was begun?

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