United in Faith for Iraqi and Syrian Christians


Dear Friends,

Your help is urgently needed. Aid to the Church in Need – USA, a Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father, has been blessed with a pledge from an anonymous donor to match, dollar for dollar, contributions to ACNUSA on behalf of the suffering Church in the Middle East, up to $500,000. That means, with your help, we can send up to $1,000,000 directly to aid the thousands of refugees being driven from their homes by ISIS.

 

 This is how you and your parish can help right now:

- Form a Parish Team or Your Own Team online to help raise urgently needed funds. It's simple and quick. You form a team and ask parishioners, friends, family, colleagues, to join your or your parish's team and help raise funds, or to make a donation to your team on behalf of the suffering Church in Iraq and Syria.(Before creating a team associated with your parish, check to see if your parish has already started a team--if so, join their team instead, create your own personal team, or make a donation).

- Pray for the Persecuted Church: Consider a petition among the Prayers of the Faithful at Sunday Mass. Organize a vigil; ACNUSA will provide you with as many prayers cards as you need.

- Raise awareness of the plight of the persecuted and suffering Church: We can send you stories and pictures from the field for your bulletin or parish website. Just email us at unitedinfaith@churchinneed.org.

Ask your parishioners, friends and family to make a gift of hope to the Christian refugees. With your parish donation, we can reach out to families and continue providing for urgent needs right now for the faithful in Iraq and Syria.

Your donation today will go to help one of several projects we are funding, including:
- The construction of four prefabricated PVC schools for 7,500 displaced Christian children – whose dream of going home and back to their previous schools is fast diminishing.

- The funding of rental accommodations for one month for 2,000 families (10,000 people) currently housed in churches, schools and other public buildings.

 

- The distribution of 15,000 “I Care" packages for children displaced during this humanitarian crisis. Each package will include a warm coat, socks, sweets and an ACN Child’s Bible.

- The continuing supply of emergency aid of food, water and medicine. Let us challenge the generosity of our loved ones and ask them to give if they are able.

Together let us stand United in Faith with our Iraqi and Syrian brothers and sisters. They are depending on us. May God bless you in your efforts on behalf of Christian families and children in the Middle East. May peace come to the faithful in the Middle East very soon.

Prayerfully yours,
Aid to the Church in Need

P.S. Make sure you have the permission of your parish priest when you form a parish team. We also encourage individuals to create their own teams with friends, family, and colleagues.

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Goal:
$500,000.00
Achieved:
$326,566.89
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