Operation Rice bowl is sponsored by Catholic Relief Services to make a positive difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world. The Rice Bowls are again available in the Narthex in the large basket. Please pick one up, take it home and give what you can to support the poor. Eat a smaller, less costly meal and place your savings in the rice bowl.
75% of your contributions support agriculture projects, water projects, microfinance projects, mother and child health, education projects and HIV and AIDS projects.
25% of your contributions stay in your diocese to fund local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts.
Pleases make your contributions to your rice bowl and return it on Holy Thursday.

Lenten Prayer
Oh loving Lord, during this Lenten season I lift up my voice to you. Instill in my heart the desire to hear your voice in the voices of the poor, your people. May I find in their example the path to my conversion. Bless my Prayers, Fasting, Learning, and Giving in this season of grace. may these actions answer the call to transform our world. Amen