Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those in need by supporting CRS Rice Bowl!
CRS Rice Bowl invites us to:
• Pray together.
• Fast in solidarity with those who hunger.
• Learn about the joys and challenges in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world.
• Give sacrificial contributions to support those in need.
FOR LENT, FOR LIFE
CRS Rice Bowl, formerly called Operation Rice Bowl, is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program that began in 1975 in the Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania as an ecumenical response to the drought in the African Sahel. For more than 35 years, CRS Rice Bowl has offered Catholics in the United States a way to connect with our brothers and sisters in need around the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Nearly 13,000 faith communities across the United States participate in the program each Lent to demonstrate solidarity with the poor around the world.
Listen to a Story of Hope from Burkina Faso:
Let us pray.
Help us this Lent to let go of those things that weigh us down.
May our prayers and sacrifices bring us closer to your Son, Jesus,
And help bring life to our brothers and sisters who struggle with hunger and poverty.
May we proclaim the dignity of life, and celebrate the witness of your love each day.