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CRS RiceBowl is a Lenten faith-in-action program that goes perfectly with our parish call to missionary disci-pleship. It offers opportunities for your family to engage in daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fast-ing and almsgiving. It is an opportunity for us as a parish to reflect on what it means to live out our Gospel call to go out to those in need. 

During the 40 days of lent, we will encounter the stories of people in Guatemala, Uganda, Gaza and other places around the world where CRS is at work. We’ll be invited to eat simple, meatless meals each Friday from these countries. Through the stories, we’ll learn about the principles of Catholic social teaching – and put them into action during Lent and beyond. 

Make sure you take home a ricebowl and calendar for your home. They are available at Masses this Sunday and the next as well. 

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