Sunday, June 26, 2005

Operation Rice Bowl

Thanks to the generosity of the many parishes and schools who participated in Operation Rice Bowl, the Lenten program of fasting, prayer, and giving through Catholic Relief Services, over $32,000 was raised this year! A quarter of the proceeds or $8,000 remains in the diocese and will be awarded to local hunger alleviation programs. Last year, Loaves and Fishes, Martha's Kitchen, the Social Ministry at the Cathedral, and St. Joseph Table in Gilroy received funds.

Materials on Operation Rice Bowl which consist of Parish Manuals, Educator Booklets, family calendars, posters and cardboard rice bowls will be sent to parishes and schools prior to Lent in 2006. To volunteer to be a coordinator, contact Linda Batton at


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