June 22-29

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asks Catholics to observe Religious Freedom Week, saying: "We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by serving others and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 22 - June 29 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad." The USCCB website has extensive resources including bulletin inserts and policy statements: Events will be held nation-wide during this period.

In the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will ask all parishes to hold a holy hour during the week. In addition, the following archdiocesan events are open to all: