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A New Church for a Village in India

The Catholic faithful in India‘s Majerburi Village are delighted with their new church, which is large enough to hold the entire congregation. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, ACN was able to contribute $69,100 toward the cost of construction. The dedication ceremony was a great and joyful feast, and the congregation is praying for the kind souls whose donations made their long-held dream possible.

In 1983, the Capuchin Fathers opened the first mission station in Majerburi Village, as well as a primary school. And in 2012, the Parish of Saint Francis was formally established. Then, there was only a small chapel, which could not accommodate the growing number of Catholic faithful. As a result, some hundred people were forced to stand outside the church on Sundays and all major feast days.

Even with financial sacrifice, the local people would not have been able to fund a new church by themselves. This is why their parish priest, Father Kuriakose Kattoopara, turned to ACN for help.

On behalf of his people, he sends us a heartfelt “Thank you!” and promises their continuing prayers.

Aid to the Church in Need commits to invest your funds where they will have the greatest impact for the Church we serve. Funds donated to Aid to the Church in Need’s projects will be used towards the greatest need in our programs to help keep the Faith alive.

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