Courage in Red
Remembering Today's Christian Martyrs
Join us in remembering those who have been martyred for their faith and stand in solidarity with our fellow Christians as they fight for religious freedom today.
Aid to the Church in Need is asking all those of faith to join us during the week of November 17, 2019 for this special campaign in symbolic gestures of solidarity — by wearing red (the color of the martyrs), lighting parish churches and institutions in red, and commemorating the week with prayer and special Masses.
The world is taking notice and taking a stand!
In November 2018, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC showed its support of those suffering right now for our faith, and those who have died for Him.
Night of Witness 2019 – Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, November 23, 2019, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the largest Church in North America, will once again be lit red and hold vespers for today’s Christian martyrs from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
How You Can Show Your Support
We are requesting that as many parishes as possible go red in remembrance and in solidarity with our fellow faithful, and hold special Masses so that our Catholic communities can come together to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters.
Perhaps you would like to ask your parish priest for his involvement in our campaign. Your parish can go red (please call us for instructions), your parish school can have a dress down day (kids can dress in red!), your rosary group can have aspecial prayer session and vigil for persecuted faithful.
On an individual basis, you can attend Mass in place of a suffering Christian who cannot because they live in fear of practicing their faith publicly. You can light a red candle and place it in your window for Courage in Red week. You and your friends can hold a bake sale and donate the proceeds to the persecuted and suffering Church. Perhaps you can ask the young people in your life to share the Courage in Red message, #CourageInRedWitness, on their social media platforms. Feel free to click here for more ideas.
Whatever you do to commemorate this special week, please share your words and photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may post your unique tribute on our website. Please also sign our Courage in Red Pledge below if you’d like. Together, we will stand together for religious freedom and for those suffering simply for worshiping Him.
Thank you for your donation which will be used for our suffering brothers and sisters around the world.