CRS Rice Bowl
Go to Lent 2013
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) updated its Lenten rice bowl program in 2013 to make it an even more useful Lenten resource for parishes, families and individuals. CRS Rice Bowl can deepen parishioners' Lenten experience by helping them understand and participate in the traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
New and engaging activities for families, individuals and classes can help bring Lenten spirituality to life while providing participants an opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of people in need both in the U.S. and around the world. The program begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes at the end of Lent. The theme is: "For Lent, For Life: What you Give Up for Lent Changes Lives." Learn more
CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Every year, U.S. Catholics assists more than 100 million of the world's poorest people through CRS, yet many are unfamiliar with the agency and its work. Operation Rice Bowl was renamed CRS Rice Bowl to help people become more aware of CRS as their hearts and hands in action in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit CRS Rice Bowl in English or Spanish to find ideas and resources to help integrate the new CRS Rice Bowl into your community's Lenten observances.
In the Diocese of Little Rock, 25 percent of the CRS Rice Bowl collection is used each year to help fund Catholic Charities of Arkansas' Emergency Assistance program, which provides limited financial assistance, information and referral services to help people in crisis. To learn more, please contact Rebecca Cargile.
Updated Feb. 6, 2013