Charitable giving during COVID

CRS Rice Bowl this Year

CRS Rice Bowl 2020 Talking Points – Spiritual Resources during COVID-19

Many have asked us about how to collect Rice Bowls this year as parishes and schools are likely to remain closed through the rest of the Lenten season. Families may turn in their Lenten gifts at:




The Mission of Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:

Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.