Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.
At Holy Name we support ACN as Universities’ Catholic Church and Chaplaincy in Manchester. The Holy Name has a dedicated prayer space in one of the side chapels, residing the icon of Madonna and the Child – ‘The Mother of Tenderness’. The installation of the icon was marked by an overnight vigil service on 18th April 2015.
By organizing and hosting ACN events, we hope to raise awareness of the persecuted Christians around the world, to tell their stories of faith and courage and to call for prayer and justice on their behalf.
Our past events:
One Night Prayer Vigil 2015
One Night Anniversary – (Syria & Iraq) 2016
ACN Benefactor’s Mass
Mass for the persecuted church
Red Wednesday 2017
Red Wednesday 2018
Red Wednesday 2019
Bishop Sebastian Shaw (Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan)
and Sister Annie (Aleppo, Syria) 2018
Clothes swap Fundraiser 2017
Clothes swap Fundraiser 2018
For any questions or more details contact Hinna Maluch (email@example.com),
ACN Parish Representative at the Holy Name Church and Chaplaincy.
She’d be pleased to hear from you!