2023/24 Rice Bowl Mini Grant Recipients

 The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2023/24 Rice Bowl Mini Grants, made possible by 25% of local Rice Bowl contributions retained for local use.

Congratulations to the following parishes and organizations: Nativity Catholic Church – Food Bank; Nativity Catholic Church – Pastoral Care Ministries; Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church – Maternal Food Support Program; Resurrection Catholic Church Food Pantry – Filling the Gap; San Juan Diego Mission; St. Joseph Catholic Church (St. Petersburg) Food Pantry; St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church – Wonder of Eve Program; St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society – Pack a Sack Food 4 Kids; Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center; Catholic Charities Food Pantry – Pasco County; Catholic Charities – Knights Women’s Center; Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center – Hernando County; St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Conference.

CRS Rice Bowl and Mini-Grants
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 that prevent hunger and poverty in over 100 countries where CRS is working. 25% remains here in our diocese to fund local grants of up to $1,000.00.

Visit www.crsricebowl.org  to learn more and donate to CRS Rice Bowl.

Parishes, schools and ministries wishing to place a new order or to increase their order can do so here: http://www.crsricebowl.org
Questions about what is currently on order for your parish or school, can be directed to Heidi Varley at lifeministries@dosp.org

Diocesan entities may apply for a CRS local grant that will assist in funding innovative hunger and poverty alleviation efforts, justice education or start-up for CRS projects. Please click here to download the Diocese of St. Petersburg CRS Rice Bowl Grant application. Applications are due by January 22, 2024. For questions contact Heidi at 727-341-6849; lifeministries@dosp.org