CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools and families. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. Participants journey throughout the forty days of Lent with the daily reflections included in the Lenten Calendar, offering small, suggested sacrificial gifts to fill their Rice Bowls as they read and watch Stories of Hope from individuals and communities whose lives have been changed by CRS Rice Bowl contributions. Since 1975, Catholics have been using CRS Rice Bowl to meditate on the love Jesus Christ demonstrates in his Passion and Resurrection and to imitate Jesus’ love for the world through concrete, sacrificial giving to our brothers and sisters in need.
Learn more about How to Practice Lent.
Check with your parish or school and tell them that you want CRS Rice Bowl to be a part of your community’s Lenten observances. Parishes and schools may order CRS Rice Bowl materials free of charge online or by calling 1-800-222-0025. Look through our website to find resources that will help bring Lent to life in your parish, school, religious education program, youth ministry program or other faith formation group!