Lenten CRS Rice Bowl

Please use an envelope or a Ziploc bag to return your Rice Bowl on April 14 or April 21 if you have not done so.
Please do not return the box itself.
Thank You!!

ENCOUNTER LENT – Join our faith community – and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States – in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.


Dear Families,

During Lent our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter the needs of the world with the hope of the Resurrection. We will reflect on how this encounter can be transformative. We will see how our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving can respond to Pope Francis’s invitation to Share the Journey by supporting those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities.

As we prepare for this holy season, it is important to come together as a family and reflect on the crosses of hunger, poverty and war that our brothers and sisters forced to flee their homes carry. In so doing, we pledge to stand alongside these members of our human family, supporting them as the Gospel calls us to do.

Please consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan:

  • Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar daily to guide your prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
  • Prepare simple, meatless meals on the Fridays of Lent to eat in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.
  • Visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities you support through your Lenten gifts to CRS Rice Bowl.

We will collect your CRS Rice Bowls on Palm Sunday. Thank you for participating in CRS Rice Bowl with your family.