Diocesan offices play a pivotal role in the success of CRS Rice Bowl around the country. To that end, CRS offers several resources to help diocesan teams succeed in implementing CRS Rice Bowl in their parishes, schools and faith communities.

The Basics: Only have a few minutes? Here’s what you need to know.

Going Deeper: We develop newsletters and webinars just for diocesan teams. Take a look.

Coordinating Throughout the Diocese: Need a hand getting the program off the ground? Here you go.

Answering Questions: You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers (hopefully).

  • Can I order more materials for communities in my diocese? Yes! You can order materials all the way to Easter Sunday. Just go to our order page: crsricebowl.org/order.
  • How do I explain to parishes why the CRS Collection and CRS Rice Bowl both take place during Lent? This will explain.
  • How do I collect and submit CRS Rice Bowl donations? Here’s your answer.
  • Is there an envelope template for parishes that want one? Yes.
  • How do I use the local 25% of CRS Rice Bowl funds? This will explain.
  • Where do I get a CRS Rice Bowl transmittal form for this year? We have a new form every year. After Lent, we’ll contact every diocesan office with more information.

Other questions? Email us at crsricebowl@crs.org.

A Big Thank You: Don’t forget to thank your communities!


Webinars & Trainings.


WEBINAR: Parish Ambassadors Corps: Parish Ambassador Corps & CRS Rice Bowl
WEBINAR: Diocesan Directors & CRS Rice Bowl Coordinators What’s New for CRS Rice Bowl 2016?
WEBINAR: Elementary Schools & Religious Education Lent in the Classroom
WEBINAR: Global High Schools CRS Rice Bowl & Global High Schools