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Fortnight for Freedom 2014

                 Area Events and Devotions

                     All events are open to the public. 
Please join us and bring friends!

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Fri., June 20

7:00 p.m.

Cathedral of St. Paul
19 Chatham St., Worcester

Opening of the Diocesan Observance of the Fortnight for Freedom.  Mass for the Protection of Religious Freedom with Bishop McManus followed by light reception in the Cenacle with a presentation on “Current Threats to Religious Freedom” with guest speaker USCCB Attorney Hillary Byrnes.

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Tues. June 24

12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

Christ the King Church

1052 Pleasant St., Worcester

Eucharistic Adoration

Stop by to pray anytime throughout the day, or to sign up for a specific period of adoration  time, contact Kris at

Wed. June 25

12:00 noon

Our Lady of the Rosary Church
23 Fales St., Worcester

Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom with Rosary and Benediction



June 21 through July 4

3:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Church
17 Waterville St.
North Grafton

Pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for religious freedom.  All are welcome, any day!  July 2 will also include a Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration

Tues., July 1

6:00 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church
353 Grove St.


Holy Hour for Life and Liberty

Wed., July 2

7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Center
23 Fales St., Worcester

Catholic Family Movie Night:
“A Man for All Seasons”

This academy award-winning film depicts the life of Saint Thomas More, the 16th century English statesman who suffered martyrdom rather than betray his faith and conscience. 

Though not required, pre-registration is helpful in assisting our preparations. Please email if you plan on attending.

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Fri., July 4

12:00 noon

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC


Broadcast live on EWTN and CatholicTV (consult local listings for channels in your area) and on 1230AM Emmanuel Radio (visit and click the “Listen Live” button)

National Closing Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom with celebrant Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB president, homilist.

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