Parishes

Planning Tools  Communication Tools  Liturgical Resources  Ministry Resources

Are you ready to encounter Lent 2018 in your parish community? The resources below will help you get started with CRS Rice Bowl. Or, click on one of the buttons above to jump right to what you need.

Planning Tools

Find the tools you need to begin planning your faith community’s CRS Rice Bowl Lenten experience. Get started by watching this video — or download this one-pager — with 5 simple steps.

Order free CRS Rice Bowl materials online for your parish community, or call 800-222-0025. All orders ship in early January.

End-of-Lent Planning

It’s important to inform parishioners how CRS Rice Bowl donations will be collected at the end of Lent. To assist in that effort, all participating communities will receive a “Mid-Lent Mailing.” Some helpful hints:

  • Tips to Collecting CRS Rice Bowls: These tips will help you plan a successful end-of-Lent collection.
  • Informational Poster: Hang up the poster you receive in your “Mid-Lent Mailing” in a gathering space to inform your community. (Forthcoming)
  • Envelope Template: If your community prefers a second-collection-style envelope, download and print one here.

Communication Tools

CRS Rice Bowl offers a suite of digital and print tools to help you communicate with parishioners.

Bulletin: Announcements / Insert

 

Find more digital communication resources:

  • Photos: Download photos from this year’s Stories of Hope.
  • Logos: Find CRS Rice Bowl logos for your newsletters.
  • Videos: Download this year’s video series.

Liturgical Resources

Ministry Resources

Click a button below to find resources to help bring CRS Rice Bowl into your parish ministries.

Family Life  Religious Education  Youth Ministry  Young Adult Ministry