Lent: Alms for the Poor and Needy

As we come close to the end of Lent, let us be generous in our alms giving.  Our Rice Bowl Collection this week focuses on Pakistan — Pakistan is one country where poor communities often do not have access to clean water.  Catholic Social Teaching:  Dignity of every human person and human rights.  All people must have the basic needs to live — clean water being one of them.  How  CRS helped:  CRS helps communities build water pumps so they can have clean water nearby for use at home and on their farms.  Reflection Question:  In service to others, how can we keep mindful that our love of Christ is the reason we serve those in need?