ACN Project of the week – India – ACN Help to build a church

India Construction of a new church in the mission of Jubaguda   Jubaguda is one of the 36 villages in the archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar in Odisha (formerly Orissa) State in northeast India which made tragic headlines back in 2008 when they were the scene of murderous and violent attacks against Christians.   Jubaguda is a […]

ACN’s Project of the Week: Paraguay – A boat for pastoral care

Paraguay  A boat for pastoral care in Carmelo Peralta   The apostolic vicariate of Chaco is located in the far north of the country. It extends over a vast area of swamps and semi-arid forests. There are only 30,000 inhabitants. The roads are very bad and some locations are only accessible by water.   The […]

ACN’s Project of the Week ! – Sierra Leone: teaching materials

Sierra Leone Teaching materials for the minor seminary in the diocese of Makeni   Sierra Leone is still struggling to emerge from its state of near-permanent crisis. The consequences of the terrible civil war, from 1991 to 2002, are still all too painfully evident to this day. During this civil war, approximately half the population […]

ACN Project of the Week – DRC

Success Story: Democratic Republic of the Congo   A minibus for the Dominican Fathers in Kinshasa   The Dominican Fathers in Kinshasa are delighted to have received their new minibus. Their old vehicle finally gave up the ghost, irrevocably, while travelling on the road, some 210 km (130 miles) away from their home monastery. From […]

ACN Project of the Week: A little warmth for Lebanese Sisters

Lebanon A heating system for a convent housing sick and elderly sisters   A convent in Jeita is home for some 20 or so elderly religious Sisters, some of whom are frail and or ill. It has been designated, by the congregation of the Salvatorian Sisters of Saint Basil of Our Lady of the Annunciation, […]

ACN Project of the Week – Prayer books for kids in Ecuador

Ecuador Advent and Christmas prayer booklets for 2,000 children and teens   Christmas is not mainly about giving presents of course, but rather, about celebrating the birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God came into this world as a little child to lead us to salvation. In order to strengthen and deepen this […]

Project of the Week: Marian devotion in Ethiopia

Project of the Week in Ethiopia Printing a book on the devotion to Mary Ethiopia is an ancient Christian country. “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”   This is what the Ethiopian man said to Philip in the Acts of the Apostles (8:36). This spontaneous decision, just a few years after […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story in Brazil

Success Story in Brazil A boat for pastoral work in the Amazon region   In the north of Brazil, a Catholic community with the name “Mar a Dentro” (Out Into The Deep) runs a pastoral centre in the city of Belem. Prayer meetings and Eucharistic adoration are held here and young people are prepared for confirmation […]

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK IN INDIA : Rebuilding their church

ACN Success Story  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 […]

Project of the Week – India

India Mass Offerings for 77 priests of the Little Flower Congregation Saint Therese of the Child Jesus never left the enclosure of her Carmelite convent in the French city of Lisieux, and in fact she died there in the year 1897, at the age of just 24. Yet despite this, she has been declared the […]