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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

2 Comments on 40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: CRS Rice Bowl

  1. Joe,
    This years rice bowl came with an added note that gave us an actual destination for our alms. The monies will go to needy children in Bangladesh where about 36% of the population lives on less than $1 a day and many children make up the work force.

    My daughter and I decorated a coffee can on which we wrote “Change for Christ”.
    I have had it in the class room for several weeks. I explained how churches use to have Poor Boxes in the back (some still do) where you deposited your pocket change on the way out of church. I have challenged them not only to fill their rice bowls but to fill the coffee can.

    I like the 100 penny plan and will use that to explain how important it is for us to share our wealth.

    Thanks for your ideas and your website. God Bless!

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