Journey with CRS Rice Bowl for Lent

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This year’s Lenten Stories of Hope invite us to journey with communities in Madagascar, El Salvador, and Timor-Leste. Resources for prayer and discussion are available in both English and Spanish for parish ministries, classrooms for grades 1-8, and high school youth. Highlights include several high quality videos, including Stations of the Cross. Tools for virtual engagement include online eventsa digital calendar and a printable Rice Bowl label

Virtual CRS Rice Bowl Events

  • On Ash Wednesday at 1 PM EST, join the CRS Facebook Live event as we reflect on the meaning of Lent and answer kids’ questions about the season. Visit the CRS Facebook page for more information.
  • School speaker events will feature speakers representing CRS’ work in Madagascar and El Salvador. CRS’ speakers will dive deeper into the CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope, share their own stories and offer a peek into what it is like to live in the countries highlighted by CRS Rice Bowl. Students will have the chance to submit questions in advance of the event to be answered by the speaker. 
    March 1, 11:30 AM EST: Elementary School Event—Madagascar – Sign Up
    March 2, 11:30 AM EST: High School Event—Madagascar – Sign Up
    March 8, 1:00 PM EST: High School Event—El Salvador – Sign Up
    March 9, 1:00 PM EST: Elementary School Event—El Salvador – Sign Up
  • Family Prayer Evening (Spanish): March 18, 10 PM EST – SIGN UP
    Gather your family and connect with us via Zoom to pray as a community of faith for our global family. The time and Zoom link will be shared closer to the event.
  • Meatless Cooking with Michelle Benzinger—Instagram: March 19
    Join Michelle Benzinger, Catholic author, podcast host and creative director of Greenhouse Collective and Meaningful Market, as she and her family cook a meatless recipe from one of the countries featured in CRS Rice Bowl this year. Visit the CRS Instagram page for more information!
  • Family Prayer and Worship Evening (English): March 24, 7 PM EST Gather your family and connect with us via Zoom to pray and worship as a community of faith for our global family. The event will feature Danielle Noonan—musician, worship leader and speaker—and a special pre-recorded guest performance by Catholic musician Sarah Kroger. The Zoom link will be shared closer to the event. SIGN UP