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To: Clergy and religious, principals, directors of Faith Formation, social action ministers, campus ministers
From: Jayna Hoffacker, associate director, Justice and Peace Ministries
With Lent comes the call of God to reflect on our lives and redirect them toward the life in fullness. During this liturgical season, through CRS Rice Bowl—Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program—we will journey to Guatemala, Bangladesh and Rwanda to meet our sisters and brothers and, in them, Christ.
CRS provides many resources to help parishes and schools (grade school and universities) participate in Rice Bowl. Please visit https://www.crsricebowl.org/resources to browse all the offerings for each community and grade level. These are also available in Spanish at https://www.crsricebowl.org/es/recursos.
As many communities have shifted to online giving in our “new normal,” CRS Rice Bowl has an online platform available to host your community’s Lenten almsgiving efforts. This platform allows you to create a customized community giving page, set your fundraising goal and form teams. Click here to set up your online CRS Rice Bowl Community Giving page. You will also find a quick start guide, fundraising FAQ and guidelines.
For questions or more information on Catholic Relief Services or CRS Rice Bowl, please contact me at email@example.com or 404-920-7898.