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09 Apr 2020, by Amanda in ACN BENEFACTORS

COVID-19 Pandemic
Aid to the Church in Need still needs you!

Montreal, April 7, 2020 – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world, the activities of the Canadian Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) office continue in teleworking mode. “More than ever, churches in need around the world need us,” says Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director. “People can continue to support them by using our website.”

Ms. Lalonde indicated that, at this time, we can respond in solidarity to the Church in need through, among other things, Mass intentions for priests, subsistence assistance for Sisters and for the Catholic media. Actually, in many countries, these are the only ones able to communicate health directives to their listeners. Moreover, they provide spiritual support to the Christians who are listening. They are broadcasting liturgies specially prepared for the radio in this Holy Week that is just beginning. “The Catholic media not only invite people to follow the rules, but also inform and comfort people who would otherwise be alone and uninformed,” says Ms. Lalonde.

“There is also a need to support priests and nuns who are frontline workers in many countries. We can always help priests with masses, but for Sisters, we have to help them to survive,” says Ms. Lalonde.

Furthermore, messages of solidarity are coming from everywhere. “Every day we receive messages of encouragement and prayerful solidarity from all our partners. So, we continue the work and we want to let all our benefactors know that they can continue to make donations through our website: http://acn-canada.org/, by clicking on the red button marked ‘Donate’ at the top of the page.”

Lastly, ACN Canada is active in social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. “I hope all of our supporters are taking care of themselves. As we begin Holy Week, I hope they keep up their courage and that they can still have moments of joy in these difficult times,” says Marie-Claude Lalonde.

To donate online on the Aid to the Church in Need Canada website, http://acn-canada.org/.