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Lent and Catholic Relief Service’s Rice Bowl

The Feature Image:  Teacher Joseph Andrise, 29, from Notre Dame de Lamerci de Robillard school, in Nord Department, Haiti, and her students of first grade eat cassava bread with peanut butter that is given as a morning snack. Many children come to school without eating. This gives them energy to stay awake and learn. Donations to the CRS Rice Bowl helps to make a difference.

Catholic Relief Services in partnership with the diocesan office of the Catholic Education Commission, are implementing the program Haiti Reads. Every student receives a new workbook to practice reading and writing. This is a big change from before, when students had to copy notes from the board.

Photo by Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for Catholic Relief Services

Read a letter from Bishop Walkowiak here.

 

Your Lenten Gifts Change Lives

Did you know that by sacrificing $1 a day for 40 days of Lent, you help provide:

1 MONTH OF FOOD for a family

2 YEARS OF SEED for a farmer

1 EMERGENCY KIT for refugees

75% of your CRS Rice Bowl donation supports Catholic Relieve Services programs around the world.

25% helps alleviate hunger and poverty in our local Diocese of Grand Rapids!

  • Catholics in the U.S. touch more than 120 million lives through CRS programs.
  • Motivated by the example of Jesus Christ, CRS reaches communities in 112 countries.
  • CRS Rice Bowl helps families reflect on and respond to global issues like hunger, migration and poverty.

Companions on the Journey

PRAY to encounter Christ in your life and in every member of our human family.

FAST to encounter the obstacles that keep you from serving God and your neighbor.

GIVE to encounter God’s love, and share it with our brothers and sisters in need.

Rice Bowls Available in the Church Narthex

Please stop by the table in the Church Narthex to pick up your family’s Rice Bowl beginning after all Masses the weekend of February 10th and 11th. They will remain there until they’re all gone!

Help Your Children Understand What the Rice Bowl is!

Please share this video with your children!

More info to come throughout all of Lent! Stay tuned…

With Lent quickly approaching, let’s talk about more ways to prepare for Lent! Giving up something for Lent is traditionally what most of us tend to do. Because that’s what we always did in the past when we were younger, right? Indeed, we tend to do what’s familiar. With this in mind, why not challenge ourselves to do something different but extremely meaningful? Something that will make this the most meaningful Lent ever?

Prepare for Lent!

If you’re reading the previous posts, you’ll see other ideas you can incorporate into your Lenten devotions. Recall there are hundreds of videos and books on FORMED. Dynamic Catholic’s Best Lent Ever is once again offering their amazing Lenten devotions. All are fantastic options! But there’s more…Add to the scene another great option to help you pray more this upcoming Lenten Season.

A New Lenten Devotion

Introducing FORMED.org’s Lenten Devotion:

Interested in signing up? Click this link HERE!

Don’t Give Up Chocolate For Lent

Want to have the Best Lent Ever? See what Dynamic Catholic offers to help get you there!

 

Sign up for BEST LENT EVER, a free email program from Dynamic Catholic. Lent comes every year. It’s meant to be a time when we invite God to help us become the-best-version-of-ourselves. But for many of us, Lent isn’t a transformative experience. It’s just a time when we give up chocolate or something else we enjoy, then go back to it at Easter. This year, you can change that with BLE. You’ll receive daily emails with short inspirational videos, practical tips for your everyday life, and real-life stories to encourage you in your journey. All you have to do is sign up at DynamicCatholic.com/BestLent.

 

Make Lent 2018 Your Best Ever with FORMED!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 is not only Valentine’s Day, but more important to our faith, it’s Ash Wednesday. The beginning of 6 weeks of Lenten disciplines. Do you sometimes just stumble through Lent without having a plan? Does Easter come and leave you wondering what happened to the time? Finally, there’s a way to not stumble any more. Furthermore, there’s a way to make a plan that’s easy yet unbelievably rewarding! Why not use this time to learn more about the Saints? Learn more about the faith? Take a leap into the beauty of Catholicism with FORMED!

What IS FORMED?

FORMED is the revolutionary digital platform. It gives our parish unprecedented access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks. And not from just anywhere. From the Church’s foremost presenters. With this in mind, please know this is not just for adults. There are great offerings for youth! Furthermore, it’s available to you 24/7!

  • 300+ episodes of video-based study programs
  • 35+ feature films and movies
  • 45+ audio presentations
  • 25+ eBooks
  • Available in English and Spanish!

FORMED IS AN UNPRECEDENTED PARTNERSHIP OF THESE APOSTOLATES:

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Did You Know?

Did you know that Assumption is a FORMED subscriber? What does this mean for Assumption Parishioners? It means it’s an absolutely GREAT benefit to you. Assumption pays for the subscription saving you hundred of dollars! What’s more, it gives all parishioners access to watch or listen to hundreds of titles of the best Catholic books, videos and CDs available! With this in mind, why not get the family involved and watch a Catholic movie together?

Grow In The Faith!

FORMED offers many options:

  • STUDY which includes faith formation, Bible study, current topics and excellent youth options.
  • WATCH features movies, documentaries, apologetics and youth options (not to mention great family options!).
  • LISTEN offers talks, audio dramas and audio books.
  • READ which includes fiction, non-fiction and books for Youth.

See just a few titles offered on FORMED:

How Do You Access FORMED?

It’s easy! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to FORMED.org
  2. Click on Register
  3. Enter Assumption’s Parish code: BRWB4Y
  4. Create your FREE account by entering your email address.

FORMED and Lent Go Hand-In-Hand!

Take advantage of this wonderful cost-saving opportunity to access the great titles on FORMED for free this Lenten Season. And grow in your faith at the same time!