On Thursday, Dec. 6, our Bishops asked that all Catholics in our country begin to pray an extra rosary each day and abstain from meat and fast on Fridays throughout the year.
This is for the special intention of preserving religious liberty, the right to life and the institution of marriage. These fundamental rights are under unprecedented attack in our country, and we should beg the God of heaven to protect them.
It is essentially a call to prayer, penance, and sacrifice for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country.
When: In this Year of Faith, starting on the feast of the Holy Family (Dec. 30, 2012) until the feast of Christ the King (Nov. 24, 2013)
Who: All of the Catholic faithful are encouraged to participate
Where: Throughout the entire country; at your local parish, cathedral, school or home
**How **To Participate: 5 Ways
- Host or attend a Eucharistic Holy Hour on the last Sunday of each month.
- Pray a daily Rosary.
- Prayers of the Faithful at daily and Sunday Masses.
- Abstain from meat on Fridays and fast on Fridays.
For the intention of the protection of life, marriage and religious liberty
- Participate in the 2nd Fortnight for Freedom (June/July 2013)