Festival For Freedom

First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

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Welcome to Our Blog: Website Registration Instructions

Just log in with your USER NAME and password, and post your thoughts, comments and ideas on any of the subjects on this website. For instructions on how to become registered on this site, click “Read More” below.

I, for one, am really looking forward to the Festival for Freedom. Thanks to Deacon Claude and to the committee for doing such fantastic work!


  1. It is necessary to register before you will be able to comment on any of the posts in this blog..
  2. In the lower right column of the home page, click “register.” 
  3. Then you will be asked for the user name you would like to use (does not have to be your own name), and you will be asked for your email address (that must be an address which you receive in your mailbox.)
  4. Then go to your own email box, refresh, and look for an email from WordPress (if it doesn’t come, check your SPAM box.) The email which you receive will have your user name, and a long complicated looking password, which you will want to change.
  5. Click on the link back to the registration “Profile” page and scroll down to where you see PASSWORD.
  6. You will have to enter your new password 2x (in two boxes). Don’t worry if it says “mismatch” until you’ve entered it completely in both boxes. If it then says “mismatch” you will have to erase both and retry. 
  7. SAVE the password change and you will be ready to make comments on the blog the next time you log-in, and provide your new password.


Fortnight For Freedom: Share Ideas, Comments, Questions

See posts on the home page for more information on how the Festival for Freedom responds to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ request for a Fortnight for Freedom. The plans for speakers, events and fellowship at Notre Dame Retreathouse from June 21-July 4th are exemplary among all plans being made in the US to honor the Bishops’ request. The USCCB website provides additional background information.

To be as current as possible, plans are likely to expand even up to the time of the Festival, so revisit this site often and the Local Events section too. Here in this blog all registered users have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and make comments. Just click on “Read More” to bring up a comment box and read the input of others.

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Info and Comments on June 8 Stand Up For Freedom Silent Procession

To ask questions, share ideas, or make comments regarding the June 8 procession, click “Read More” and the Comment box will come up for registrants on this site.  (Festival Committee in making arrangements, please use the Private Forum.) 

Key details:  meet at 11:30 AM on lawn of St. Mary Canandaigua (95 North Main St. at Gibson St.)  Sign up at tent booth, receive pin and information, enjoy Freedom Signage.  Silent Procession will begin at approximately 11:45AM, walking two blocks to the Ontario County Court House.  This is the site where Susan B. Anthony’s trial was held for her act of civil disobedience in casting a vote at a time when women did not have the right to vote. 

At noon, as church bells peal, we will make the Pledge of  Allegiance to our flag, and return in silence to St. Mary’s.  All supporters of Freedom are most welcome.


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Contact Us

Festival For Freedom.
PO Box 196
Canandaigua, NY, 14424



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