St. Paul The Apostle Church

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School
Join us on Monday, November 2, 6 pm, for our All Souls Day Mass.  Let us pray for all of our loved ones we have lost this year, and all that we have lost.

CRS: Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

"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:
 

  • Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar daily to guide your prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
  • Read the Stories of Hope and daily reflections to inspire your Lenten journey—and guide your Lenten almsgiving.
  • Prepare simple, meatless meals on the Fridays of Lent to eat in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.
  • Visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities you support through your Lenten gifts to CRS Rice Bowl.
  • Visit crsricebowl.org/families for activities that will help your family grow in our Catholic faith this Lenten season.We will collect your CRS Rice Bowls at the end of Lent.