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Red Wednesday

Posted on Nov 21, 2023

On Wednesday, November 22 Medicine Hat Catholic Schools will acknowledge Red Wednesday- a day of prayer for persecuted Christians.

Red Wednesday is a day to acknowledge and pray for Christians around the world that are persecuted for their religious beliefs. In Partnership with Aid to the Church in Need and The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Medicine Hat Catholic Schools will support this initiative by engaging in prayer and wearing red shirts.

Mr. Page from École St. John Paul II School and his grade 5/6 class put together a special edition of JPII News to recognize this day.

Red Wednesday Prayer

Prayer is the bond that unites us in love and solidarity with our brothers and sisters who suffer and are persecuted for their love of Jesus. Please join us in praying this Red Wednesday prayer throughout November for persecuted Christians.

Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Lord Jesus Christ, we lift up to You today our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted because of their faith in You. 
Please protect these witnesses of faith that they may always proclaim Your kingdom.
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations to work for peace among all peoples. Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen