By Deborah Manog Special to the Herald The nineteen Hawaii Catholic Schools that participated in the 2016 Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowl raised a whopping $25,000 for local and international aid programs created for the elimination of hunger and poverty. The donations from the 19 schools, about half the number of schools in the […]
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“We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family. There are no frontiers or barriers, political or social, behind which we can hide, still less is there room for the globalization of indifference.”
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “When one has turned money, property, and work into one’s calling of service with others, then the joy of sharing and the feeling that we are all one family does not pass away” (Blessed Oscar Romero, martyred Archbishop of El Salvador, Rice Bowl 2017) During Lent, Rice Bowl provides daily reminders […]
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY A Thanksgiving roundup of Island Catholic efforts to reach out to the most vulnerable around us “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you […]
An interview with Thomas Awiapo of Ghana, the CRS Global Solidarity Coordinator By Patrick Downes Hawaii Catholic Herald Thomas Awiapo’s conversation kept coming back to that “little snack,” as he fiddled with a little cardboard box, the well-known Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl. The CRS Global Solidarity Coordinator, who works in his home country of […]
By Bronwen Dachs Catholic News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa — While most expatriate aid workers left South Sudan after a brutal attack on foreigners in the capital, a group of Catholic missionaries chose to stay. “We stayed because we are committed to the ordinary people who are suffering so much,” La Sallian Christian Brother […]
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “We come to share our story. We come to break the bread” are the opening lyrics to the hymn “Song of the Body of Christ” written by David Haas to the traditional Hawaiian melody “No Ke Ano Ahi Ahi.” This familiar song written in Hawaii beautifully expresses the experience of the […]
More than 300 students in Hawaii Catholic schools participated in the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl “App Challenge” this Lent, which aimed to connect their prayers, fasting and almsgiving in a tangible way to the poor and vulnerable around the world.
“It is a good thing that the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus are not to be judged by human standards. When we think of the hardships so many in our world face, we might easily grow discouraged; but our God offers us hope, and wants all of us to work together to build a world of peace and justice.” (CRS Project Rice Bowl 2016)
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholic Relief Services is offering a mobile device app for its Lenten Rice Bowl program that focuses on hope. The CRS Rice Bowl app provides a daily prayer reflection, brief weekly videos telling “stories of hope” from countries around the world, recipes from these countries and a “calculator” to help compute your Lenten almsgiving.