“Aid to the Church in need” invites us during “Week of Witness” to join on Wednesday 27th November to light up our Churches and wear something red as we remember Christian martyrs and those who have died for their faith. On that day, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh will be a blaze of red and people are asked to wear something red (a sweater, a cardigan, a jacket, a scarf or a tie) as a symbolic reminder of all those Christians who gave great witness and who suffered and died for their Christian faith over the years. As we remember the sacrifice of many wonderful martyrs and all who have died and continue to die for their faith, Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead a special Prayer Service in St Patrick’s Cathedral at 7.30pm on the evening.

During the celebration, he will speak with two young people who give great witness to their faith today. Colleen Gribben is a Maths Teacher in St Catherine’s College, Armagh and Head Camp Coordinator of the Armagh City Micheala Foundation Summer Camp. Colleen is a woman of deep faith and she will share something of how she works to promote faith not only through her involvement with the Micheala Camp but also in her daily work in school.

Gerard Devine is a teacher of Religious Studies in St Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh, having taught previously in St Edmund’s College, London. Again, he’s a man who gives great witness to his faith not only in his teaching but through his involvement with Armagh Diocesan Youth Council, School Aid Romania and St Vincent de Paul. Gerard has helped to lead a number of youth pilgrimages over the last few years.

All are welcome to join for this special celebration.