CRS Rice Bowl
Prepare to bring Lent to Life!

Each Lent, parishes, schools and campus ministries of the Diocese of St. Petersburg participate in Rice Bowl, the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) educational program of prayer, fasting, learning and giving. Of the funds available for distribution from the CRS Rice Bowl collection, 75% funds international relief and development projects in over 100 countries where CRS is working. 25% remains here in our diocese to fund grants of up to $1,000.00. Diocesan entities may apply for assistance in funding innovative hunger and poverty alleviation efforts, justice education or start-up for CRS projects.

Visit  to learn more and visit the Diocesan giving page ( today to make your donation.

Please click here to download the Diocese of St. Petersburg CRS Rice Bowl grant application. Applications are due by February 15, 2023.