CRS Rice Bowl

What you give up for Lent changes lives

CRS RiceBowl EnglishCRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten Faith Formation Program based on the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and giving.  By participating in CRS Rice Bowl, you can make a change for the better in people’s lives, both throughout the world and in our own local community.  (For more information about how your contributions are being used locally, see below.)

As you learn about the challenges people face in global and local communities, (through stories, videos, recipes, and other activities) it will also change your life.

CRS Rice Bowl not only helps people throughout the world but it is also designed to build solidarity as we learn about different areas of the world, the challenges that people are facing, and specific programs that can change their lives for the better.

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Catholic Social Teaching is woven through CRS Rice Bowl so that, as we learn about the world and its challenges, we also reflect on our faith response. This is one of the unique features of this Lenten program for Catholics.

Local CRS Rice Bowl Grants in our Diocese

This year the CRS Rice Bowl awards $41,000 in grants to local parishes and schools, using the 25% of CRS Rice Bowl funds that we received from past years of CRS Rice Bowl Lent collection.

The 2017 Operation Rice Bowl grant recipients are :

Parish/School
Program
Bellarmine College Prep Food Security Program
Christ the King Parish Holiday Food Program
Church of the Resurrection Health & Nutrition for Families
Church of the Transfiguration Community Ministry Outreach
Holy Family Parish Easter Food Baskets
Holy Family Parish Emergency Food Pantry and Vouchers
Holy Spirit Parish Lunch and Sandwich Ministry
Holy Spirit Parish Sunday Friends
Queen of Apostles Parish Thanksgiving Food
Sacred Heart of Jesus Healthy Snacks
St. Anthony Parish Shelter Dinners
St. Anthony Parish Outreach to Martha’s Kitchen
St. Catherine Parish Parish Giving Tree
St. Clare Parish SVDP Distribution
St. John Vianney Parish Christmas Giving Tree
St. John Vianney Parish Feed the Hungry through Vouchers
St. Julie Billiart Parish Christmas Food Baskets
St. Julie Billiart Parish Thanksgiving Food Baskets
St. Lucy Parish Easter Meals
St. Lucy Parish Hot Meals for the Homeless
St. Lucy Parish Pantry Supplies for Homeless
St. Martin of Tours Parish Food Box Coordinator
St. Martin of Tours Parish Food Supplement for Needy Families
St. Mary Parish (Gilroy) Youth Food Assistance
St. Mary Parish (Los Gatos) ConXión Dayworker Center Fellowship
St. Thomas of Canterbury Blessing Bag Ministry
St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish Office Outreach
St. Thomas of Canterbury Sandwich Ministry
St. Victor Parish Bag Lunch Program/ Cookie Baking Program

 

Would your parish like to apply for a local CRS Rice Bowl Grant?

Applications for CRS Rice Bowl Grants 2018-2019 will be available in May 2018. For more information, contact Crystal Catalan at ccatalan@dsj.org.

CRS Rice Bowl Grant Criteria

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Download the free Rice Bowl app at www.crsricebowl.org/app and
receive daily Lenten reflections, recipes, videos, and keep track of your Lenten sacrifices.

 

 

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