One year since the invasion of Ukraine, the only thing that has changed is the passage of time. The people of Ukraine are still suffering immensely. They need your prayers and support.
Priorities of our on-going emergency help
May God bless you for being a vehicle of compassion and kindness
* Tending to the Needs of the People – Subsistence aid for IDPs.
* Emergency support for priests and religious.
* Vehicles to keep reaching out to those in need.
* Support to Sisters and their mission – Mothers to all!
* Renovation to places of worship and places of shelter.
* Formation and spiritual retreats.
* Aid for seminarians.
* Mass stipends to continue celebrating Holy Mass in petition, gratitude and communion.
* Children and youth – summer camps and pastoral activities to leave the war briefly for a spirit of joy in faith and community.
* Generators, heating, kitchen upgrades, new windows and equipment to keep the faithful warm, and be able to to keep serving meals to families.
Summarizing a Year of Help
Refugees and displaced people assisted.
Priests, nuns and
diocesan staff helped.
Attended spiritual formation and retreats.
Children and youth stayed in youth camps.
Holy Masses celebrated by Ukrainian priests for the intentions of our donors.
enhancing capacity to parish houses
- 231 kitchen upgrades, and portable ovens purchased.
- 205 generators purchased to maintain a consistent supply of electricity.
- 80 cars and vans were purchased for relief supplies and pastoral care.
- 78 heaters, insulation or heating systems were distributed.
- 25 construction or renovation projects.
- 3 water or sanitation projects.
- 3 projects to install new windows.
Updates from Ukraine
10,000 Booklets with Bible Verses for Ukraine
The Society of Saint Paul the Apostle, which has both a male and a female branch, is especially …
ACN has helped more than 15,000 Ukrainians since start of war
A large portion of this assistance consisted of emergency existential aid, which benefited 7,447 diocesan priests, religious sisters and brothers, and diocesan staff. These are the men and women who have remained on the ground, sometimes in the most dangerous situations, keeping the life and activities of the Church going.
‘Almost 80 percent of Ukrainians need help to overcome trauma’
Two priests, Father Ivan Levytsky and Father Bohdan Heleta, were arrested by Russian forces on November 16 and stand charged with leading resistance in the occupied city of Berdyansk. Despite constant efforts, the Church has not been able to secure their release, and there are fears that they are being tortured, said Major Archbishop Shevchuk.
Help for Religious Sisters in Ukraine Caring for War Refugees in Their Convent
The convent of the Holy Family in Hoshiv, in West Ukraine, is currently housing 76 refugees from war-torn …
Ukraine: ‘People are afraid of the winter’
Kaczmarek believes that “recent Russian drone attacks are not targeting strategic military objectives,”, but are instead “making the daily lives of Ukrainians more difficult,” and also making it “impossible to survive the winter in these places.”
Russian militia in Donetsk arrest two Catholic priests
They have been imprisoned in a pre-trial detention center in Berdiansk run by the Russian administration and stand accused of preparing a terrorist act.