Once again, the observance of The Second Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 through to July 4, 2013, will be parish-based in the Archdiocese. The following is encouraged:
- The daily praying of the Rosary as part of parish meetings and in homes for the protection of Religious Freedom.
- Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament for the protection of Religious Freedom (Tuesday, 8:30 A.M. to 7 P.M.).
- The inclusion of the following prayer for religious liberty in all meetings and assemblies in parishes.
Prayer for Religious Liberty
Almighty God, Father of all nations,
for freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).
We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty,
the foundation of human rights, justice and the common good.
Grant to our leaders the wisdom
to protect and promote our liberties.
By your grace may we have the courage to defend them,
for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.
We ask this
through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness,
and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign,
one God, for ever and ever.
An additional prayer and related resources can be found at: http://usccb.org/issues-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-freedom:prayer-resources.cfm
The following website provides reflection materials in English and Spanish: http://usccb/issues-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-for-freedom-reflections.cfm.