Salesian videos support ACN's #RedWednesday
Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:02
To raise awareness of Aid to the Church in Need's (ACN's) #RedWednesday this year, two videos have been produced, one from a group of Salesian Brothers and the other from a student at St John Bosco College, Battersea (SJBC).
Brothers Gregory, Augustine and Steven have produced a video for Aid to the Church in Need's #RedWednesday event, in which they sing 'Holy, Holy, Holy' in Igbo, one of the major languages of Nigeria, which is spoken by around 40 million people worldwide.
The other video features Josephine, a very talented student at SJBC, performing a #RedWednesday-inspired song that she composed as part of her GSCE coursework. You can see it here.
In #RedWednesday week, Aid to the Church in Need focuses our attention on the plight of Christians around the world who are persecuted because of their faith.
Schools across the country will be holding their own events in Red Wednesday week, and ACN Scotland will be sharing a Digital Showreel in which MSP's, faith leaders, students, teachers and benefactors will share what the ACN Scotland campaign means to them and highlight why it is important to make a stand for Religious Freedom. This will be available on this link from 9am on Monday 23 November.
Although parishes cannot hold events this year, Aid to the Church in Need has some suggestions for activities we can all do at home:
- Create a #RedWednesday prayer space in your home to pray for suffering Christians
- Wear an item of red and share your photo on social media with the hashtag #RedWednesdayAtHome
- Place a lit red candle (safely) in a window as a sign of hope
- Colour in the solidarity candle (available on the ACN website here) and place it on your front window
- Raise awareness and money - order your free fundraising kit from ACN here with everything you need
- Pray ACN's #RedWednesday Novena
The ACN Mass for Red Wednesday will be streamed from Farm Street Church on the ACN website on 25 November 2020 at 6 pm. Follow this link for the Mass.