Make your parish's Lenten Rice Bowl a success!

We are here to support your parish, school, or religious education program in deepening your faith and global solidarity during the Lenten season. Contact us to find ways that you can bring CRS Rice Bowl to life with parish events, liturgical elements, religious ed activities, exciting lesson plans, and more!

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CRS Rice Bowl Resources

A Blessing to Begin our Lenten Journey

Use this Blessing in your parish liturgies or classroom as you pass out CRS Rice Bowl materials.

Bulletin Inserts

Bulletin Inserts available for each weekend from February 5 & 6 through April 2 & 3. Click on the appropriate Vicariate to download inserts in word document format.

Bulletin Announcements for Holy Week


“The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.” - Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, one of the most significant moments of the Church year. During this week, we journey with Christ from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his final meal with his closest friends and ultimately to his death on the cross.

As we walk with Jesus, we call to mind the countless men, women and children who even today carry heavy crosses: crosses of hunger, of homelessness, of a lack of resources or security. In these brothers and sisters we encounter Christ, Christ who continues to walk that long road to Calvary.

Pope Francis has invited us to reflect more deeply on God’s mercy in our lives this Lent—and how we might more readily share that mercy with others. As we enter Holy Week, how might we make our prayers, fasting and almsgiving true expressions of the Corporal Works of Mercy?

As we join with the universal Church in this holiest of weeks, I encourage you to make the most of these final days of Lent. Find resources to help you and your community, here.


 “La Cuaresma de este Año Jubilar sea vivida con mayor intensidad, como momento fuerte para celebrar y experimentar la misericordia de Dios.” - Papa Francisco, Misericordiae Vultus

El Domingo de Ramos marca el inicio de la Semana Santa, uno de los momentos más significativos del año de la Iglesia. Durante esta semana, caminamos con Cristo desde su entrada triunfal en Jerusalén hasta su última comida con sus amigos más cercanos y por último a su muerte en la cruz.

Mientras caminamos con Jesús, recordamos a los innumerables hombres, mujeres y niños que aún hoy en día llevan pesadas cruces: cruces del hambre, de la falta de vivienda, de la falta de recursos o seguridad. En estos hermanos y hermanas nos encontramos a Cristo, Cristo que sigue caminando ese largo camino hacia el Calvario.

Esta Cuaresma, Papa Francisco nos ha invitado a reflexionar más profundamente sobre la misericordia de Dios en nuestras vidas—y cómo compartimos esa misericordia con los demás. Entrando a semana santa, ¿cómo podemos hacer que nuestras oraciones, ayuno y donativos sean expresiones verdaderas de obras de misericordia corporales? 

A medida que nos unimos a la iglesia universal en esta semana santa, te animo a aprovechar al máximo estos últimos días de Cuaresma.  Encuentra estos recursos para ayudarles a ti y a tu comunidad de fe aqui.

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