Fortnight for Freedom events


The following events are scheduled as part of the Fortnight for Freedom campaign June 21-July 4.
Albia, St. Mary Parish
• June 28: Holy hour, 7 p.m., at the church. St. Mary’s placed prayer cards in the pews and prayed the prayer at all weekday and weekend Masses.
• June 28: Holy Family Parish will offer adoration and a day of prayer from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the church.
• June 28: St. Paul the Apostle Parish will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. A roundtable discussion about implications of the health insurance mandate on religious freedom will follow.
• July 4: Holy Family Parish will celebrate a special Mass to support Fortnight for Freedom at 9 a.m. in the church.
• July 4: St. Paul the Apostle will celebrate Mass with a focus on religious freedom at 9 a.m. in the church.
Iowa City
• June 28: St. Mary Parish’s Holy Hour for Religious Freedom is at 7 p.m. From 8-9 p.m. in the church hall there will be a presentation and discussion of Pope Paul VI’s Declaration on Religious Freedom Dignitatis Humanae. Presenters will include professors Doug Menietti and Phillip Jones as well as Kathy Staley of the University of Iowa.  Copies of the document will be available at the presentation.
• July 4: St. Patrick Church, citywide religious freedom Mass, 9 a.m.
Mount Pleasant, St. Alphonsus Parish
• Homilies during Masses June 30 and July 1 will focus on defending religious liberties and the Fortnight for Freedom.
• July 4: Mass, 9 a.m. to celebrate U.S. religious freedoms
• Catholics will pray the Fortnight for Freedom prayer at all parish functions through July 4. Fortnight for Freedom prayer cards and Pope Paul VI’s document Dignitatis Humanae are available to parishioners.
Muscatine, Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish
• Through July 3, St. Mathias Church will be open for prayer from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday. On weekdays is prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament from 7-8 p.m.
• June 28-29: Adoration in the chapel from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Thursday is a 6 p.m. rosary, Friday at 3 p.m. is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and 6 p.m. is the rosary in Spanish.
• July 4: Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Mathias and noon public prayer at city hall. A parish float for religious freedom will be in the city parade. To participate, call Sue Miller at (563) 264-8357.

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