Human Dignity and Solidarity

CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is an annual Lenten program created for parishes and schools to engage in global solidarity, raising funds for CRS' international work, but more importantly, building bonds with, learning about and praying for people all over the world. CRS Rice Bowl is so much more than a simple tool for almsgiving—it is a way to connect with the worldwide Church.

Each year, CRS highlights stories from five different countries. The objective in doing this is to learn about their cultures while praying with them and discovering ways we as the U.S. Catholic Church can impact and help transform lives through both CRS and our own daily choices.

The CRS Rice Bowl site is full of wonderful resources to prepare for a prayerful and engaging Lenten season. Click here to visit the CRS Rice Bowl site, or use the quick links below for more resources:

  • 2017 Lenten Reflections (Link)
  • 2017 Countries – “Stories of Hope” (Link)
  • Remittance Form (Link)

Not currently a CRS Rice Bowl parish or school? Click here to participate in Rice bowl during Lent 2017.

Download the CRS Rice Bowl App! (Link)

Chicago-area parishes and organizations receive 25% of the donations from CRS Rice Bowl. These funds alleviate poverty in our local communities.