Aid to the Church in Need to send emergency aid to dioceses in Sri Lanka

The pontifical international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced a special aid package for priests and religious in Sri Lanka who are suffering the effects of a very serious economic and social crisis. “The economic situation in the country is very serious,” says Msgr. Valence Mendis, Bishop of Kandy and Apostolic […]

Project of the Week – Mass Offerings for Priests in India

Mass Offerings for 113 Priests in the Diocese of Tezpur The diocese of Tezpur lies in the state of Assam, in the far northeast of India, a state well known for its tea production. The 195,000 or so Catholics here make up only a tiny minority of the 84 million people in the state. Most […]

ACN Project of the Week: Mass Offerings in Uruguay

Uruguay Special Mass Offerings for 18 elderly priests in need Few people have summarized the importance of the priesthood more trenchantly than Saint Jean Marie Vianney, the famous Curé of Ars: “Without the sacrament of ordination, we would not have the Lord. Who placed him in the Tabernacle? The priest! Who welcomed your soul at […]

ACN’s Project of the week – Zambia – Mass intentions for five priests

Zambia Mass intentions for five priests in Lusaka   The Emmaus Spirituality Center in Lusaka is a formation centre at which all the young men in the country who feel called to the priesthood first undergo a “spiritual year”. This is a preliminary stage, which precedes the seminary proper. Technically known as a propedeutic year, […]

India: A love that doesn’t take retirement

A love that doesn’t take retirement They have dedicated their lives to God and to their fellow men, following a path of great renunciation. They are seven priests who, many decades ago, left behind their own home territory in the South of India to work as missionaries in the North of the country. A thousand […]

ACN Success Story – Thank you for the Mass intentions in Papua New Guinea!

Papua New Guinea Success Story – Thank you for your Mass intentions! The 26 priests of the diocese of Wabag, in central Papua New Guinea, are very grateful to you for the 2,025 Mass Intentions that you have provided. Bishop Arnold Orowae appealed to us for help last year, since his diocese is very poor […]