During Lent the parish, Resurrection school and faith formation classes learn about the work of Catholic Relief services around the world. The committee arranges a display for the gathering space and also educational pieces for the bulletin.
Each year, Operation Rice Bowl calls us to pray with our families and faith communities; fast in solidarity with those who hunger; learn more about our global community and the challenges of poverty overseas; and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.
Your participation in Operation Rice Bowl ensures that Catholic Relief Services can continue to provide assistance to those in need in more than 100 countries. Seventy-five percent of your gifts will go to CRS to help farmers in Bolivia receive training to improve crop yields, children in Afghanistan gain more opportunities for quality education, communities in Ethiopia access reliable water sources even during times of drought, and fund many other vital projects. Twenty-five percent of your gifts remain in your diocese to support local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts.
The Catholic Community of Christ our Light, Resurrection School and Elementary Faith Formation are all supporting Operation Rice Bowl. Operation Rice Bowl is an educational and almsgiving program of Catholic Relief Services. To learn more about Operation Rice Bowl and to tap into their educational and inspirational materials, visit the CRS website.
God of all people, Hear us as we join in prayer with our brothers and sisters in need. Bless our Lenten fasting, learning, and giving. May your generous love for your people be our guide as we reach out to all who live with hunger and poverty. Amen.