As we approach the conclusion of Lent, we want to thank you for encouraging your children to participate in the Rice Bowl project. This initiative has provided our students a very specific way to embrace the practice of prayer, fasting and almsgiving during this liturgical season.
In support of this effort, next Friday the Peace & Justice Players will sponsor a simple lunch, the proceeds of which will benefit the Rice Bowl project. As a sign of our solidarity with the poor around the world and in an effort to help the students gain a better understanding of poverty, the lunch will consist of one bowl of rice and water. This will be the only food and drink available for purchase on Friday, April 12th. Although participation is completely voluntary, we are hopeful that many of the children will embrace this opportunity and recognize it as a chance to increase their empathy for those suffering in our world.
The cost of the lunch is $3.00 and should be submitted as a cash donation rather than through the online lunch accounts. Students may bring a lunch from home if they prefer and are reminded to bring a drink if they so choose as only water will be available in the cafeteria.
Families who have participated in the Rice Bowl effort are asked to convert the monetary donations into checks made out to All Saints Catholic School and to forward them to the office by Wednesday, April 17th. Please be sure to include a reference to “CRS Rice Bowl” in the memo section of the check. All of the proceeds received will be totaled and forwarded to Catholic Relief Services.
Additionally, students who have contributed to the project are asked to bring their rice bowls to school on Thursday, April 18th. They will be invited to place their empty boxes on tables arranged in the shape of a cross as they process into church for our Holy Thursday Prayer Service, a gesture symbolizing their sacrificial giving.