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Are you ready to encounter Lent 2020 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 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:

Communication Tools

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

Find more digital communication resources:

  • Social Media Kit: Find memes for Facebook and Twitter.
  • 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.

Also, if your parish is interested in hearing a first-hand account of how far your CRS Rice Bowl funds go, invite a CRS priest or deacon to your parish. There is no cost and no second collection, just a Thank You for your support. To schedule, email

Liturgical Resources