Catholic Priest Killed in France While Celebrating Mass

Please join us in prayer for Father Jacques Hamel who was brutally attacked and killed while he celebrated Mass on July 26th.  Terrorists, believed from the Islamic State, stabbed Father Jacques, while also critically injuring another at the Parish of Saint-Etienne. 

Pope Francis has expressed "pain and horror for this absurd violence, with the strongest condemnation for every form of hatred and prayer for those affected," in a message released from the Vatican.

Please click here to light a candle for Father Jacques and all those touched by this tragedy.  May he rest in peace.

 

Sister Annie - An Ordinary Woman Doing Extraordinary Things in Syria

The terror continues in the Middle East, as does the uncertainty that each family carries with them. Will we ever have a real home again? When can my children go back to school, and will they be safe? Will we have enough food to survive?

Sister Annie Demerjian works with those in need in Aleppo, Syria.  She sees firsthand the struggles and challenges of the faithful.  It is painful to see people without food and water. In them, Jesus is hungry and thirsty.  What gives me joy is when I can help them and see the relief and happiness on their faces.”

Your gift today will provide clothes and shoes to orphans; enable the building of schools so that children can return to their education; provide food, shelter and medicine, and so much more.  Thank you for whatever you can give today.  May God bless you.

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Sister Annie with Children in Need - Aleppo, Syria

Please Give to our Christian Solidarity Fund for the Middle East
Baskets of Hope - Refugee Boy in Syria

"This suffering cries out to God and it calls for our commitment to prayer and concrete efforts to help in any way possible." - Pope Francis

Our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East are still in desperate need of non-perishable food items, medicine, and prayers.  Can you help today? 

No amount is too small to aid men, women and children in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

Please give what you can.  Thank you.


Christians Under Siege

Priest in Aleppo: situation is growing more hopeless
In a single day, about a week ago, "250 rockets fell on the inhabitants of western Aleppo."

Syrian Christians fear persecution by ISIS in Lebanon as well
"No matter where you are, we will find you!"

Aid to the Church in Need books record year--focus remains on Middle East
"We are a lifeline for the Church in the Middle East."

Iraq: ISIS abandons a town, destruction remains
The statue of the Virgin Mary has been desecrated, the head cut from her body--the symbol of beheading the signature of ISIS.

Projects in Need

A Formation House for the Sisters of the Congregation of Martha and Mary in Guatemala
In order to cope with new vocations and provide the young women with an appropriate formation and preparation for the religious life, the congregation needs to build a two-story formation house, with an attached chapel, dormitories and classrooms. Can you help?

Kenya: Emergency Aid for Victims of Severe Flooding
A number of people have died, cattle drowned, and homes destroyed. As a result, many people have now lost the basis of what was already a precarious existence and they are now suffering from hunger and disease. Can you help?

Rebuild a Cathedral Extensively Damaged by the War in Syria
Now that the siege of Homs has finally been lifted, the people are determined to rebuild their ruined cathedral. Will you join in helping to rebuild this cathedral in Syria so that it can again be a place of hope, peace and worship?

Help with the Traveling Costs for Priests in Siberia, Russia
Extensive traveling involves high costs in terms of fuel. And each time a priest is unable to visit, it means that a group of the Catholic faithful must wait for Holy Mass, Holy Communion, baptisms and burial of their dead.

Church Around the World

World Youth Day 2016 pilgrim confronts addiction: 'The Gospel heals'
"Every day for 30 days, the mercy of God came knocking on my door, and I turned him away."

South Sudan: 'The worst is still to come'
"Let's pray that the nightmare in Juba and all around the country is soon coming to an end."

Aid to the Church in Need sends 3,500 young people to World Youth Day 2016
Their presence will personify both the hope of the early centuries of Christianity and the courageous faith of the present-day descendants of the early Christians

In Venezuela, 'the people are afraid'
"Famine reigns, which used to be unthinkable for Venezuela."

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