On Wednesday night, Broken Bay clergy, parishioners, and Bishop Anthony Randazzo will join the global community in prayer for persecuted Christians as part of Red Wednesday.
Red Wednesday is an annual initiative organised by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to acknowledge and pray for Christians around the world who are persecuted for their religious beliefs.
The theme for this year is “Break the Silence” and the façade and interior of Our Lady of Dolours Church will be flooded in red light as a sign of solidarity as we all pray for peace and justice. The church will join other Churches, government buildings and landmarks around the world which will also be flooded in red in solidarity.
The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, the Colosseum, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Washington, DC, and many more landmarks will be lit up in red for the night.
While Christians in Australia are largely free from persecution, a report in June by ACN said there were 28 countries, home to 4.03 billion people, where religious persecution was evident.
Bishop Anthony will celebrate Mass on Wednesday at 7.30pm at Our Lady of Dolours, with the Mass dedicated to all those who are persecuted and suffer for their faith.
All are very welcome on Wednesday night however if you are not able to be with us the Mass will be live streamed at:https://www.ceremonycast.com.au/redwednesday