Dioceses

Thank you for journeying with us throughout Lent! Here you will find the resources you need to help your diocese kick off CRS Rice Bowl. Don’t forget to review the tips for distributing and collecting CRS Rice Bowls in a virtual world!

Planning Tools

Place an ad in your paper: English
Download a planning timeline: English
Download the Community Giving page tips: English/Español

Communication Tools

Download and adapt the following letters to send to parish or school communities or send a letter on behalf of your bishop.

Virtual Rice Bowl tips: English/Español
Letter to Schools: English/Español
Bishop’s Letter: English/Español
If you would like to send a letter to parishes, you can use this template: English /Español

Thank You Resources

Bishop’s Thank You: English/Español
Certificate of Appreciation: English/Español
Thank You Ads: English
Thank You Video: English/Español

Revenue & Reporting

Informing faith communities how your (arch)diocese intends to collect and submit CRS Rice Bowl donations is crucial to a successful end to Lent — and guarantees that participants’ donations get to those most in need quickly.

Collecting CRS Rice Bowls

Revenue Reporting

  • Revenue Reporting Form: For diocesan offices only, this is the form to complete to inform CRS HQ of your diocese’s donations.

Managing the Local 25%

Come Together to Give

Create an online community giving page in fewer than 10 minutes to make collecting your community’s Rice Bowl donations a breeze!

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