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Prayer Vigil for Freedom - July 3, 2012 - Pictures

On Tuesday evening, July 3, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM, St. Celestine hosted Bishop Francis Kane and Rich Spada (Illinois Knights of Columbus State Deputy) for a Prayer Vigil for Freedom on the eve of our Nation’s Independence Day.

Thank you to our special guests for coming to pray and share with our parish community!
State Deputy Rich Spada and Bishop Francis Kane

Bishop Francis Kane preaches during a prayer service for religious freedom on July 3
at St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park. - Karen Callaway / Catholic New World

Parishioners from St Celestine Parish joined guests from other parishes in song during the vigil. Bishop Francis Kane was the principal celebrant during a "Prayer Vigil for Freedom" on the closing day of events for "Fortnight for Freedom" at St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park on July 3.
Karen Callaway / Catholic New World