Bring Lent to Life at Home

Enrich your family’s Lenten experience with stories, prayers, meatless recipes and more.

Rooted in the history of the Eucharistic Congress, CRS Rice Bowl invites Catholic families in the United States to encounter God and our global family throughout Lent by practicing the pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. As you and your family experience deeper communion with the Eucharist during this sacred season, may this encounter with the Bread of Life lead you to share bread for life with our sisters and brothers most in need around the world.

Be sure to share your Lenten journey with us on social media by using #CRSRiceBowl.

Additional Family Resources

Stories of Hope

Read weekly stories about how your Lenten prayers and almsgiving help families who are affected by hunger, poverty and the impact of climate change.

Read Lenten Stories of Hope: English | Spanish

Meatless Meal Ideas

Experience new cultures while practicing abstinence and fasting during Lent with a variety of meatless meal recipes from around the world.

Explore Recipes: English | Spanish

Lenten Activities for Families

Download free worksheets and activities for your children to learn more about Lent, Catholic social teaching and our connection as one global family.

Learn through Activities: English | Spanish

Stations of the Cross

Pray the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday and throughout Lent as a family using our downloadable booklet or video series.

Pray With Booklet: English | Spanish

Pray With Videos: English | Spanish

Reflect on what it means to practice mercy during Lent in the video below.