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Project of the Week: Urgent Need in Mozambique

Bela Vista neglected parish presbytery is in urgent need of repairs Today, almost 30 years after the country was devastated by a savage civil war, lasting from 1977 to 1992, large areas of Mozambique have still not recovered from the bloody conflict. Not only did the country suffer widespread material devastation, but also profound spiritual […]

Project of the Week—Training for Seminarians in Brazil

ACN promises help for the formation of sixteen seminarians in the diocese of Rio Branco, northwest Brazil. The pandemic has had a profound impact on people’s lives in Brazil, the Church is no exception. In the diocese of Rio Branco in the country’s northwest, they have worked hard to move ahead as much as possible […]

ACN Success Story – Mass Offerings for priests in Brazil

 Mass Offerings for 19 priests of the Shalom Community The Catholic Shalom Community was founded in 1982 in Brazil. Its members include young people, families, married couples and priests, who live in so-called “life communities“ and are dedicated to the work of evangelization and Christian instruction, mainly for young people. Central to the life of […]

Project of the Week: Help for the consecrated people in Siberia

  Russia /Siberia Support for the life and ministry of 63 religious sisters in the diocese of Saint Joseph   The diocese of Saint Joseph in Irkutsk, in eastern Siberia, is geographically speaking the largest diocese in the world. With an area of almost 10 million km² it is actually larger than the United States! […]

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 […]

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 […]

ACN Project of the Week : Mass Offerings in Madagascar

Madagascar Mass Offerings for the 70 priests in the diocese of Morondava   Having a Holy Mass celebrated for a particular intention is a long and venerable tradition. The offering, or “stipend”, given to the priest by the person concerned is in no sense a payment, but rather a gesture of love and gratitude as […]

ACN Project of the Week – Mexico

Mexico Mass Offerings for 18 Jesuit priests   Mexico is a land of deep contrasts. Some of its areas are popular holiday destinations, and yet others are in the throes of bloody drug warfare and plagued by abductions, extortion, robberies and murders on an alarming scale.  In fact, in 2016 Mexico topped the charts with […]

Project of the Week – Amazon Region

  Brazil Training of  seminarians urgently needed in the Amazon region   The diocese of Rio Branco covers a vast area of over 104,000 km² in the west of Brazil. Large areas of the diocese lie in the rainforest; it is an impenetrable region, with vast distances and many places accessible only by riverboat. Of […]