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Operation Rice Bowl in the Classroom

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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At the Shrine of the Sacred Heart school in Baltimore, MD, fourth-grade teacher Rosita Jackson talks to her students about Operation Rice Bowl. Photo by Jim Stipe/CRS

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.

What Do You Hope to Achieve During Your Lenten Journey?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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A family prepares to enjoy a simple, meatless meal and talk about Operation Rice Bowl in their home. Photo by Jim Stipe/CRS

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.

ORB Reflection: April 12 – Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009
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Easter Sunday

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.

ORB Reflection: April 10

Friday, April 10th, 2009
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Good Friday

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.

ORB Reflection: April 9

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
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Holy Thursday

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.

ORB Reflection: April 8

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
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Read and reflect on Psalm 106:3.

LEARN how you can join the Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America.

ORB Reflection: April 7

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
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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.

ORB Reflection: April 6

Monday, April 6th, 2009
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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.

ORB Reflection: April 5

Sunday, April 5th, 2009
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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.

ORB Reflection: April 4

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
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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.