Rice Bowl 2015


40 years ago, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to famine in Africa. Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving? The answer was yes—and it came in the form of a small cardboard box.

40 years later, CRS Rice Bowl is your way to help our brothers and sisters in need each Lent.

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities.

Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor.

Here is a list of some resources you may find useful during Lent to help make the most of your Rice Bowl experience:

  • Family Activities - From fun placemats to color, to Lenten prayer cards, to a Catholicism and the World quiz you can find everything you need to engage your entire family in the Lenten journey.
  • Reflections  - Weekly and daily reflections downloadable to your computer or available right on your smartphone with the CRS Rice Bowl App.
  • Stories of Hope - Stories from each of CRS' featured countries showing how CRS is using Rice Bowl money to change lives.
  • Recipes - Cooking with Fr. Leo Patalinghug is back!  Watch Fr. Leo as he prepares delicious meatless meals from each of the featured countriess and then use your CRS Rice Bowl App to find the recipes and make them yourself at home!
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