The U.S. Bishops have called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a nationwide 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21 to July 4.
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, Sts. 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 emphasizes both our Christian and American heritage of liberty.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted invites the public to pray for religious freedom at the following Masses:
Saturday, June 22 – Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher
- Bishop Olmsted will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral for the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.
Sunday, June 23 – 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Monday, June 24 – Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist
Saturday, June 29 – Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul
Sunday, June 30 – 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
- Bishop Nevares will celebrate the 8:30 a.m. Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral followed by praying the rosary.