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Videos to practice Lent Click on any of the links below to find the corresponding video resources. Thematic Videos Good Samaritan Series Tips & Tricks  Stories of Hope   Recipe Videos Stations of the Cross What is Lent? Easter Encounter Lent The Good Samaritan Series Click to download this video.  Tips for a Successful CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Stories … Continue reading

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Stories of Hope Recipes Logos and Graphics

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brittany Wichtendahl Catholic Relief Services 757-748-5003 As Hunger Increases Worldwide, CRS Rice Bowl Provides a Way to Connect with God and Serve Our Sisters and Brothers Overseas Simultaneously BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, Jan. 3, 2023 – With ongoing conflicts, extreme weather events and widespread inflation making it more difficult for families around … Continue reading

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CRS Rice Bowl Media Kit

Welcome to the CRS Rice Bowl Media Kit Here you will find resources to help capture and tell the stories of “faith in action” happening across the U.S. in all 50 states during this season of Lent. Complete collection of visual assets Logos Social media graphics Photos Videos Sample advertisements for diocesan publications CRS media … Continue reading

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Lenten Recipes

Meatless Meals from Around the World Each Friday of Lent, we abstain from eating meat as a way to experience a little of the hunger that many experience daily. Journey with us around the world and incorporate these Lenten recipes into your meatless Fridays. Give the money you saved each week by not eating meat—about … Continue reading

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Grades 1 – 8  Grades 9 – 12   Communication Tools Prayer Resources Sign up to receive weekly CRS Rice Bowl lesson plans. Communication Tools Use the resources below to communicate with your students’ families about CRS Rice Bowl. Introductional Letter to Families Newsletter Announcements End-of-Lent Letter to Families Grades 1-8 Download the full Educator’s Guide, or select … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions about CRS Rice Bowl

What is CRS Rice Bowl? CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. Through CRS Rice Bowl, participants are invited to hear stories about their sisters and brothers in need around the world and devote their Lenten … Continue reading

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CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS Rice Bowl, faith communities in dioceses throughout the United States put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lenten alms donated through CRS Rice Bowl support … Continue reading

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Bring Lent to Life at Home Strengthen our domestic church and stay connected with our sisters and brothers around the world through traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving with your family at home. Use these resources throughout the 40-day journey and learn how you can help those most in need. Be sure to … Continue reading

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