Rosita Jackson, a fourth grade teacher in Baltimore, has participated in Operation Rice Bowl for several years, using the opportunity to teach her students about far-flung places like Ethiopia and Bolivia, turning the program into an important geography lesson all at the same time. The enthusiasm of her students to learn about CRS beneficiaries and their way of lives is a great reminder of how important it is to learn about our global neighbors. And ORB offers learning and prayer resources for all ages and situations. Whether cooking the meals together as a family and praying that our brothers and sisters will have enough to eat, to participating in ORB as a parish, Operation Rice Bowl is a multi-faceted program enabling everyone to get involved in their own way.
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Consider prayer, fasting, community service, sacrificial giving, or a combination of these.
Millions of Catholics are already participating in Operation Rice Bowl, CRS’ annual Lenten program that provides 40 opportunities to learn about, pray for and help those who don’t have enough to eat. Participants make the small sacrifice of preparing simple, meatless recipes each week and putting the money they otherwise would have spent on a big meal into symbolic rice bowls. That money goes to support CRS’ mission to fight global hunger and poverty.
With a calendar suggesting daily reflections and prayer, as well as concrete ways to act, Operation Rice Bowl lets us observe Lent in both a spiritual and practical way.
Jesus is Risen!
Through the light of Christ, we share the joys and challenges of our brothers and sisters. Our prayer, fasting, learning and giving in solidarity with the poor will transform the world.
PRAY the Lenten Prayer.
FAST in solidarity with members of our communities who suffer from hunger.
GIVE 36¢ to your Rice Bowl as an act of solidarity for those who will go hungry today.
Station 14: Jesus is Buried
1 in 6 children in the United States are buried under the weight of poverty.
GIVE $1 to your Rice Bowl for each child in your family in solidarity with our neighbors facing hunger today.
Read and reflect on Psalm 106:3.
LEARN how you can join the Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America.
Station 13: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
PRAY for members of our communities who give their time to help our neighbors down from the cross of poverty.
LEARN about the Catholic social teaching principle of Solidarity by reading the description in the Home Calendar Guide.
PRAY that in our country of opportunity, we ensure each person has access to the resources they need.
25% of your gifts to Operation Rice Bowl stay in your diocese to assist our brothers and sisters locally.
LEARN how the Diocese of Colorado Springs, CO uses its 25% share of Operation Rice Bowl funds by reading the story about Marian House.
Station 12: Jesus Dies on the Cross
Read and reflect on Micah 6:8.
PRAY that during this Lenten season we answer Christ’s call to walk with the poor.