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Fortnight for Freedom Closing Mass
Thursday, July 4, 2013
12:10 P.M.

On Thursday, July 4, Cardinal Wuerl will celebrate the closing Mass for the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Mass will be televised live on EWTN.

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Faith Quest
Begin your pilgrimage today!

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.

Visit the Faith Quest webpage to learn more and register.

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Knights of Columbus Prayer Vigil
Saturday, June 22, 2013
7:00 pm - Mass
8:45 pm - Vigil

A candlelight vigil organized by the Knights of Columbus will be held outside the U.S. Capitol on June 22. The evening will begin with Mass at St. Joseph’s Church on Capitol Hill (corner of Second and C Streets N.E.). The vigil will take place on the northeast side of the Capitol grounds, near the corner of Constitution Avenue and First Street N.E., at 8:45 p.m.

Visit the Knights of Columbus website for more details.

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