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Festival For Freedom

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NEWS FLASH: Look here for changes and updates in the printed program!


Friday, June 29th:  The TBA program at 10:00 AM will be group discussion on the learnings of this week, our reactions, ideas and sharing.  Come and be heard!  We will surround our time with prayer.  So, join us for Mass at 9 AM if you can.  Then stop in the dining room to get some coffee and calories.  And then head to the conference room.  From 11:45 AM until noon lunch we will spend time in silence.  We hope you can join us Friday morning.

Diocesan Courier published on-line an article about Festival for Freedom:



Monday, June 25th 3:15 “TBA” program will be a showing of BELLA!


Notre Dame, beginning on Monday, June 25th, will no longer require

pre-registration for lunch or dinner 3 days in advance.

Attendees may register and pay for meals they want on the particular day they attend.


Information for IPAD users and those with similar devices who have limited accessibility

to all the options on this site, please note that you can find the printed schedule at

 Registration is especially recommended for the local premiere of For Greater Glory and for both Michael Voris presentations, which are expected to have strong attendance.  If you are not registered in advance, you are still welcome to come, but those with reservations will be seated first.

Michael Voris,  of “Real Catholic TV” renown, has been added to the Festival for Freedom Schedule.  He will speak on “Fighting Tyranny” at 7:00PM on Wednesday, June 27th and on “The Church Militant” at 7:00PM on Thursday, June 28th.  We expect a big turnout for both these talks; come early and car pool for good parking.  There will be a free-will offering after each of his talks.

CATS Schedule:  after the first batch of programs was printed, we were able to secure transportation from the Canandaigua Area Transportation System (CATS).  On weekdays during the Festival for Freedom, i.e. Monday through Friday, a shuttle bus will leave St. Mary’s parking lot at 9:00AM and again at 1:00PM going to the Notre Dame Retreat Center.  Returns from the Retreat Center to St. Mary’s will be at 1:30PM and again at 5:00PM.  The cost will be $2.00 per person each way.

Cancellations:  Theater of the Word’s third (and ONLY its third performance) which had been planned for Thursday evening, June 28th, i.e. “The Call,” has been cancelled. The other two presentations, “Journey of St. Paul” on Thursday, June 21st, and “Adam and Eve Go to Marriage Counseling” on Tuesday, June 26th, remain unchanged.

Deacon Claude Lester has cancelled his presentation on Wednesday evening, June 27th in order to create a time slot for Michael Voris’s first presentation.


August Billitier 28-06-2012, 10:11

Do we have to register in advance for the activities on June 29th? also, will we be able to find parking if we take our personal car?

festival 28-06-2012, 11:00

The Friday, June 29th activities we do not believe will have parking problems, based on other events. If you don’t register in advance, you will still be registered on-site. We don’t expect capacity problems, but if there are then the pre-registered will be seated first. We look forward to your coming to join us!

Laura Visalli-Jacobsen 30-06-2012, 14:28

Will there be parking available for the 4PM showing of The Greater Glory?

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