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Fortnight for Freedom

Bishop Calls on All Catholic Institutions to Defend Our First, Most Cherished Liberty

Fortnight-for-FreedomBishop David L. Ricken is calling on all Catholic institutions in the Diocese of Green Bay, especially in cooperation with other Christians, Jews, people of other faiths, and others to join the national effort to defend religious freedom in the United States.

Bishop Ricken is asking parishes or clusters of parishes to choose a date during the "Fortnight for Freedom" -- June 21 to July 4 -- for local special events that would complement the U.S. Bishops' national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.




Additional Information

Follow these links for information on Fortnight for Freedom events, resources and information:

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Diocesan Events   Parish Events   Other Events   National Events   Daily Reflections   Additional Information   Other Wisconsin Dioceses

 


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Diocesan Events

bishop-fortnightEcumenical Hour of Prayer

Religious freedom is not a Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox, Mormon or Muslim issue. It is an American issue. Please join us on the Diocesan campus for an Ecumenical Hour of Prayer for religious freedom!

Sunday, June 24 -- 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Chapel (CLICK HERE for map/directions)

Independence Day Mass

Our country was founded on religious freedom as settlers from Europe came in search of a place where they could freely practice their religion without persecution. Come celebrate the Fourth of July with us!

Wednesday, July 4 -- 8:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral (CLICK HERE for map/directions)




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Parishes

Parishes around the Diocese are preparing for the Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4. Scheduled events include:

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay
  • Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. -- Rosary in the Mary Garden (rain or shine)
  • Wednesday, June 27, 8:30 a.m. -- Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until night prayer and Benediction at 8:30 p.m. Deaf_Hands (interpreted for the deaf)
  • Friday, June 29, 8:30 a.m. -- Mass for the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul

St. John the Evangelist, Green Bay
  • Thursday, June 28, 5:30 p.m. -- Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul Deaf_Hands (interpreted for the deaf)

St. Joseph, Green Bay
  • Thursday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. -- Prayer Service followed by a short reception

St. Francis of Assisi, Manitowoc
  • Monday, June 25, Noon-1:00 p.m. -- Holy Hour for Religious Liberty, Faith Formation Center Adoration Chapel
  • Wednesday, June 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. -- Holy Hour for Religious Liberty, Faith Formation Center Adoration Chapel

If your parish has any events or prayer opportunities taking place during the fortnight, please e-mail information to:

Catherine Zirngibl at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We will provide a list of parish events on this page. Come back to this page to see what parishes are doing throughout the Diocese June 21 to July 4 for this 14-day period of prayer, education, and action in support of religious freedom.




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Other Events

Father Carr's Place 2B, Oshkosh
  • Wednesday, June 20, 27, and July 4, 6:00 a.m. -- Rosary

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™, Champion
  • Thursday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. -- Mass, followed at noon by outdoor Rosary recitation

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Chapel, Manitowoc
  • Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. -- Manitowoc County Ecumenical Prayer Service



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National Events

Opening Mass

  • June 21, 6 p.m. (CDT) -- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption in Baltimore, Maryland, celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore

Closing Mass

  • July 4, 11:10 a.m. (CDT) -- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington; homilist, Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap., of Philadelphia. Nationwide telecast on EWTN cable network.


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Daily Reflections from USCCB

Day 1 - June 21     English    Español

Day 2 - June 22     English    Español

Day 3 - June 23     English    Español

Day 4 - June 24    English    Español

Day 5 - June 25    English    Español

Day 6 - June 26    English    Español

Day 7 - June 27    English    Español

Day 8 - June 28   English    Español

Day 9 - June 29    English    Español

Day 10 - June 30   English    Español

Day 11 - July 1   English    Español

Day 12 - July 2   English    Español

Day 13 - July 3   English    Español

Day 14 -July 4   English    Español




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Additional Information

Letter from Bishop David Ricken

Bishop Ricken encourages all to focus on the role of religious freedom in both our Christian and American heritage of liberty over the Fortnight for Freedom.
CLICK HERE for Fortnight for Freedom Letter from Bishop Ricken pdf_button

Resources Packet

Practical information, including bulletin inserts, prayers and more, for parishes and clusters organizing a local Fortnight for Freedom event.
CLICK HERE for Fortnight for Freedom Resources Packet pdf_button

Prayer for Religious Liberty

Downloadable prayer that may be used by individuals, groups, or parishes during the Fortnight for Freedom
CLICK HERE for the Prayer for Religious Liberty pdf_button

Litany for Liberty

Downloadable litany from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that can be prayed at work or at home, personally or as families or groups, during the Fortnight for Freedom
CLICK HERE for the Litany for Liberty pdf_button

Flyer

Downloadable flyer promoting the Diocesan-sponsored Fortnight for Freedom events.
CLICK HERE for Fortnight for Freedom Flyer pdf_button

Press Release: Diocese to Observe Fortnight for Freedom

Press Release from Diocese of Green Bay concerning the Fortnight for Freedom
CLICK HERE for Fortnight for Freedom Press Release from the Diocese pdf_button

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Fortnight for Freedom Resources

Additional prayers, educational resources and more, including details for the special televised closing Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
CLICK HERE for USCCB Fortnight for Freedom Resources




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Resources/Information from Other Wisconsin Dioceses

CLICK HERE for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

CLICK HERE for the Diocese of La Crosse

CLICK HERE for the Diocese of Madison

CLICK HERE for the Diocese of Superior




Contacts

Deacon Ray DuBois
Director of Communications 
Phone: (920) 272-8213 
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Amber Backus
Communications Coordinator
Phone: (920) 272-8209 
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Catherine M. Zirngibl
Catholic Social Justice Coordinator
Diocese of Green Bay
Dept. of Evangelization, Living Justice and Worship
Phone: (920) 272-8299 or 1-887-500-3580, ext. 8299
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