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CRS Rice Bowl Grant Award Ceremony

September 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


On behalf of the Global Solidarity Team of the Diocese of San Jose, we would like to invite you to a special awards ceremony to honor the recipients of the 2015 CRS Rice Bowl Grants Program.  Please extend this special invitation to your pastors, principals, faculty, staff, and entire parish and school communities.

 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.

Seventy-five percent of the CRS Rice Bowl funds raised are used for international development and twenty-five percent are available to be distributed locally for hunger and poverty alleviation programs.This year we received $90,050 in grant applications and will be awarding $84,800 using the 25% of CRS Rice Bowl funds that we received during Lent in previous years.

We will be awarding CRS Rice Bowl Fund grants to forty applicants in our diocese to support their local outreach programs. 
This is our fifth year of this program and we hope that it will continue to grow. 

When:   Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm (correct time) followed by mass at 5:00pm.  Where:  St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 5111 San Felipe Rd., San Jose, CA, 95135

We are pleased to announce the following 2015 Operation Rice Bowl grant recipients:

Parish/School Program Grant
Bellarmine Prep School Bellarmine Garden Project $ 2,000.00
Bellarmine Prep School Food Security Program $ 2,200.00
Cathedral- St. Joseph Office of Social Ministry/Health Fair $ 2,500.00
Christ the King Church Holiday Food Program $ 1,500.00
Church of Resurrection Grocery Program ( St. Vincent de Paul) $ 2,400.00
Church of Transfiguration Community Ministry Outreach $ 2,500.00
Holy Family Church Easter Food Program $ 2,000.00
Holy Family Church Emergency Good Vouchers (St. Vincent de Paul) $ 2,000.00
Holy Spirit Church Sunday Friends $ 2,500.00
Holy Spirit Church Casa de Clara Catholic Worker $ 2,500.00
Most Holy Trinity Church MHT Pantry (Matthew 25) $ 2,500.00
Most Holy Trinity Church MHT Feeding the Homeless $ 2,500.00
Our Lady of Guadalupe OLG Food Program $ 2,500.00
Our Lady of Guadalupe Amigos de Guadalupe Summer School $ 2,500.00
Queen of Apostles Ascent Employment Program $ 500.00
Queen of Apostles Thanksgiving Dinner Outreach $ 2,500.00
Sacred Heart of Jesus Homework Program $ 1,500.00
Sacred Heart of Jesus Youth Group $ 2,500.00
Santa Teresa Church Friends of St. Teresa de Avila $ 2,000.00
Santa Teresa Church Mentoring Foster Children w/Children $ 400.00
Santa Teresa Church Santa Teresa Outreach to the Homeless $ 1,500.00
Santa Teresa Church Santa Teresa Pantry $ 2,500.00
Santa Teresa Church Santa Teresa Youth Helping Migrant Families $ 2,000.00
St. Catherine Church Food Cards – Children’s Clothes Closet $ 2,200.00
St. Catherine Church Youth Ministry Thanksgiving Baskets $ 2,100.00
St. Catherine Church Morgan Hill Community Suppers $ 2,500.00
St. Catherine Church Parish Giving Tree $ 2,000.00
St. Clare Church Food Distribution (St. Vincent de Paul) $ 2,500.00
St. Francis of Assisi Helping Hunger Here $ 2,500.00
St. Francis of Assisi Sandwich Making – Cathedral Outreach $ 1,500.00
St. John Vianney St. Vincent de Paul $ 2,500.00
St. Leo the Great Church St. Leo’s Holiday Outreach Program $ 2,000.00
St. Leo the Great Church Family Food Assistance $ 2,000.00
St. Leo the Great Church St. Leo’s Homeless Outreach $ 2,000.00
St. Lucy Church Continuing to Feed the Hungry (St. Vincent de Paul) $ 2,000.00
St. Lucy Church Holiday Dinners $ 2,000.00
St. Lucy Church Pantry Supplies $ 2,000.00
St. Martin of Tours Church Food Cards (St. Vincent de Paul) $ 2,500.00
St. Mary Church, Los Gatos Holiday Food Outreach (St. Vincent de Paul) $ 2,500.00
St. Thomas of Canterbury Social Ministries Outreach $ 2,500.00
TOTAL   $ 84,800.00

Information will also be provided on how you can apply for your parish and school programs.

We look forward to seeing you on September, 19th.  Feel free to invite others. 
Please RSVP to Sylvia Blanch at blanch@dsj.org or by phone at 408-983-0128 by September 15th.

Thank you!


September 19, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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St. Francis of Assisi Church
5111 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135 United States
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