February 13, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) On Wednesday, February 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Catholic Charities of Louisville will hold an event for Catholic school students to learn about Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program. This will be held at Holy Cross High School (5144 Dixie Highway) and will feature an interactive display, lunch, and remarks from Thomas Awiapo from Ghana, an individual who benefitted from the funds raised by this program for Catholic Relief Services. An agenda is below.
For nearly 40 years, the Rice Bowl program has served as Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools, and families. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. Participants journey throughout the 40 days of Lent with daily reflections and offer small, suggested sacrificial gifts to fill Rice Bowls as they read and watch Stories of Hope from individuals and communities whose lives have been changed by CRS Rice Bowl contributions.
This annual lunch with students is in its third year. Attendees will include approximately 150 students from 28 Catholic schools (in grades 6-12), parish representatives, and refugees who have been resettled by Catholic Charities and who are from counties where Catholic Relief Services is present.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., one of the 18 agencies of the Archdiocese of Louisville and a member of Catholic Charities USA, provides services for people in need, advocates for justice in social structures, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.
For more information, contact: Cecelia Price, (502) 585-3291 or (502) 417-7187 (cell).
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Luncheon
February 19, 2014
Holy Cross High School
10:30-11:15: CRS Interactive Display
11:40 Welcome, Danielle Wiegandt, Principal, Holy Cross HS
Opening Prayer and Letter from Archbishop Kurtz, Deacon Lucio Caruso.
Opening Comments, Leisa Schultz, Superintendent of Schools
Introduction of Darko Mihaylovich, Catholic Charities
11:55 CRS Overview. Matt Burkhart, CRS Atlanta
12:00 A Rice Bowl Story, Thomas Awiapo, CRS Ghana
12:50 Students present two initiatives that they will do at their schools to promote the Rice Bowl program.
1:00 Closing Prayer, Ed Harpring, Pro-Life Coordinator, Office of Family Ministries