We continue our “festival” of lenten activities – ideas that catechists can use during these 40 days of Lent.
Operation Rice Bowl and Peace Pole
Yesterday, I posted about Operation Rice Bowl. No sooner had I done that then I received an email from a good friend, DRE Terry Bergmann, at St. Julian Eymard Parish in Elk Grove Village, IL, telling me about how she has implemented Operation Rice Bowl at her parish and sending along the Operation Rice Bowl lesson plan that she has developed for her catechists. Thanks so much Terry!
Within the ORB lesson plan, Terry describes a related activity involving a Peace Pole (see the picture above). Here’s how she describes it:
when a grade level has collected $100 (for ORB), a plastic shape of a child (from a collection of children around the world – about 20′ x 30″ – will be placed outside in the ground around the “Peace Pole.”
The “Peace Pole” project was begun (at St. Julian) in September of 2005.
Last year we created our first “Circle of Friends” around the pole throughout Lent.
This year our circle will reach beyond our Peace Garden Circle and symbolically extend peace that begins here at St. Julian Eymard.
Through prayer, fasting, learning, and giving, the students can make a difference in the world.
Indeed, Terry, they ARE making a difference in the world, as are YOU! Thanks!
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