ACN Success Story
In this month of February, our Projects of the Week will be dedicated to India.
An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics. The great majority is poor and does not have the funds to support the development of their parishes. Aid to the Church in Need is there to respond to the needs of bishops, community superiors and others who are tasked with Church responsibilities who ask us to help them to strengthen the faith of Indian Catholics. Here are some stories of projects – successful ones –, which have seen the light of day thanks to you!
In the diocese of Rourkela, India, Aid to the Church in Need benefactors are contributing to the vitality of a parish community through the participation in the co-financing for the construction of a new church for the new parish of Bihadandh. Every Sunday, 700 to 1,000 people come to celebrate Mass. The community is enthusiastic and participates in the construction and transportation of bricks and cement and even lay bricks themselves. They are proud of their church. This church, even though incomplete, is a source of joy for this community.
Thanks to you, Aid to the Church in Need benefactors, we were able to support this community’s construction project with —$72,000