33 Days of Prayer for Religious Freedom

Please join us during our 33 Days of Prayer for Religious Freedom.

Beginning on October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and ending November 6th, Election Day, we will be praying especially for our Nation.

Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke of Religious Liberty as the “Most Cherished of American Freedoms.”  Sadly, this freedom is truly under attack; therefore as Catholics we must pray and act to protect this fundamental right.

Every Christian therefore knows well that he must do all he can, but that the final result depends on God: this awareness sustains him in his daily effort, especially in difficult situations.

Pope Benedict XVI

This is a time not only to discern what it means to vote Catholic, but an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Catholic!

Together may we use these days before the National Elections to:

Pray, Fast, Read, Study, Learn, and Educate!

St. Ignatius of Loyola wrote in this regard: “Act as though everything depended on you, but in the knowledge that really everything depends on God.”

2 thoughts on “33 Days of Prayer for Religious Freedom

  1. Please pray for a 17 year old girl from our Church who was knocked down by a car on Monday 27th September. Her name is Grace and she and her prtenas and brother attend our Church she has been a baby-sitter for my three young children.Grace has been very badly injured in the accident, and her condition is critical. She has suffered very severe head injuries and is currently in an induced coma in hospital. The Doctors gave her prtenas very little hope, but 4 days on Grace is still with us and fighting hard for her life. She has started to show some positive signs some hand movements, a cough, etc, but it is likely to be a long haul, so please pray for a miracle.Please pray for calm and God’s peace for her prtenas and family. Her mother witnessed the accident so please pray that she remains strong.Please also pray for the doctors, nurses and other medical staff involved in Grace’s care and treatment.Many people are already praying for Grace her family and friends, our Church, other Churches locally and elsewhere, prayers are being posted on social networking sites such as Facebook, even strangers are praying when they hear about her.Please spread the word about Grace’s plight and ask as many people as possible to pray for Grace and her family. Please ask God for a miracle and to help Grace recover fully from the awful injuries she has received.

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