Local Fortnight for Freedom Events

  • Friday, June 21, National Kick-off Mass: 7 pm, Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore.
  • Daily: Archdiocese of  Baltimore has a special mass at local parishes each day of the Fortnight for Freedom. Here's the schedule.
  • Saturday, June 22nd, KoC sponsored prayer vigil at US Capitol:  7 pm mass at St. Joseph's on the Hill, followed by prayer vigil on the Capitol Grounds. And that's followed by an ice cream social at St. Peter's on the Hill. Check it out! 
  • Thursday, June 27th, 7:30 pm: Diocese of Arlington is sponsoring an ecumenical prayer service for religious liberty at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. Groups in attendance:
Buddhism (SE and NE Asian), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Hinduism, Islam and Roman Catholicism, among others.
During the Fortnight for Freedom consider making our Faith Quest Pilgrimage that brings alive the importance of laws protecting religious liberty for the life and ministry of the church. Did you know that anti-popery laws in 1704 made it illegal for Catholics to practice their faith openly. At St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius, Chapel Point, the Jesuits had to abandon their work for a period of time because of the threat of persecution. The experience of the first missionaries and these early parishes teach us the history and importance of the of religious liberty laws in the U.S Constitution. Follow the Faith Quest pilgrimage through Southern Maryland and learn the history of  the early Church in America.
  • Thursday, July 4, 9:00 am, Mass w/ Bishop Malooly, Cathedral of St. Peter, 6th & West Sts. Wilmington, DE. (If you happen to be at the beach for the 4th, no excuse!)
  • Official Closing Mass of the Fortnight noon, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC