Friday, April 15, 2011

Operation Rice Bowl

Operation Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’(CRS) Lenten program, began in 1975 in the Diocese of Allentown, PA as a response to the drought in the African Sahel. For more than 35 years, Operation Rice Bowl has offered Catholics in the United States a way to connect with our brothers and sisters in need around the world.

Each Lent, nearly 13,000 faith communities across the United States participate to demonstrate solidarity with the poor around the world. Seventy-five percent of Operation Rice Bowl donations come to CRS to help fund development programs designed to increase food security around the world. Twenty-five percent of the donations support hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in dioceses within the United States.

Next Weekend, Palm Sunday, we will place a basket in front of the Altar for your Operation Rice Bowls (or any contribution you would like to make towards Operation Rice Bowl). Please bring them to Mass with you & they will be received with the gifts during the Offertory.

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