What is CRS Rice Bowl?

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. Through CRS Rice Bowl, participants are invited to hear stories about their brothers and sisters in need around the world, and devote their Lenten prayers, fasting and alms to change the lives of those who suffer in poverty.  Participants journey through the 40 days of Lent with a collection of daily reflections and activities included in the CRS Rice Bowl Calendar  Rice Bowls will be available February 10/11.

This Lent, CRS Rice Bowl invites you, your family and community to journey alongside the Good Samaritan, to reflect on the question: Who is my neighbor?   So many of our neighbors are on the move: migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, travelers. The Good Samaritan—a traveler himself, one on the move—shows us what it means to encounter the stranger, to accompany one in need and become  companion on the journey. Pope Francis has invited Catholics to build bridges of understanding and hospitality with migrants and refugees through “Share the Journey” campaign.