"After the resurrection, when the disciples went forth in all directions, the Lord accompanied them.
This is what happens as the result of true encounter.” – Pope Francis
During Lent our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter the needs of the world with the hope of the Resurrection. We will reflect on how this encounter can be transformative. We will see how our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving can respond to Pope Francis’s invitation to Share the Journey by supporting those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities. As we prepare for this holy season, it is especially important to come together as a family and reflect on the crosses of hunger, poverty and war that our brothers and sisters forced to flee their homes carry. In so doing, we pledge to stand alongside these members of our human family, supporting them as the Gospel calls us to do. Please consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan: