CRS Rice Bowl
Prepare to bring Lent to Life!
Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how we have the power to make the world a better place for all.
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. CRS Rice Bowl in the Diocese of St. Petersburg is coordinated by the Office of Life Ministry. Of the funds available for distribution from the CRS Rice Bowl collection, 75% goes to the CRS international headquarters in Baltimore, MD and is used to fund development projects overseas, and 25% remains here in our diocese. The 25% retained by our Diocese is now being made available to fund grants of up to $1,000.00 for local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts by Diocesan entities. The local grant cycle will open in August.
It is not too late to donate to CRS Rice Bowl. Make your tax deductible gift today: https://mobilizecrs.donordrive.com/team/5952
This ministry is supported through gifts to the Catholic Ministry Appeal.