A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
Operation Rice Bowl in the Parish
This Lent, the parish promotes the Operation Rice Bowl, as one way of concretizing the practice of Alms-giving. From the First Sunday of Lent, rice bowls will be available at the back of the churches. Please consider taking one, and let the fruits of your fasting make a difference in the life of others. Recipient of your donations will be men and women who are suffering from poverty and hunger, in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Niger, Lebanon, Congo and the United States. The rice bowls will be collected in church on Palm Sunday, March 28-29, at the weekend Masses.
For more information, please contact Kayla VanFleet @ 315 945-9998, or send a note: [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
CRS Rice Bowls
Official Website of the Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowls
from faith, to action, to results
– Pray: read a reflection each day of Lent
– Fast: prepare meatless meals
– Learn: hear stories of hope from Catholic Relief Services programs around the world
– Give: Track your Lenten fast and see how you give up this Lent can change the lives of the poor in your community and around the world