What is CRS Rice Bowl?
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-inaction program. It’s an opportunity for us to come together as a community and support our sisters and brothers around the world—especially people who are hungry, lack proper nutrition and are most affected by climate change. This year, through CRS Rice Bowl, we will encounter communities in Honduras, the Philippines and Kenya. We’ll learn about the principles of Catholic social teaching—and ways we can put them into action. Furthermore, participating in CRS Rice Bowl will help us engage daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. St. Ann's is excited to take this journey as a community, and to connect our prayer and reflections to our global community of faith.
How Can you help?
This Lent, be transformed— and transform the world—by practicing: Daily prayer l Weekly fasting l Almsgiving. Journey with CRS Rice Bowl to encounter God and our global family. What you give up for Lent changes lives! Pick up your Rice Bowl in the Commons after Mass. You will also receive a Lenten calendar that offers short reflections for each of the 40 days. The calendar includes simple, meatless recipes from the three countries for your family to try on Fridays—or any other day of the week. And not only that! Make sure to assemble the cardboard box and use it to collect your family’s alms. Together we can make a difference! Find stories, videos and more at crsricebowl.org.
Letter to families from Fr. Jim
Journey through Lent with our Printable Calendar to track your journey.
When will the Rice Bowls be collected?
We will begin collecting your donations on Saturday, April 15th. Please count the donations in your Rice Bowl and prepare a check payable to "St. Ann's Catholic Church" and put "CRS RIce Bowl" on the memo line. Drop your check into the basket we will have in the Commons or in the Parish Office during the week. If you prefer, you can also donate directly to CRS online.
Contact Minister of Christian Formation: Patti Kamper firstname.lastname@example.org