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CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Program

CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Program

CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten program that seeks to educate participants on issues faced by the poor in the developing world and to raise funds for CRS' overseas development projects. Download the app to get daily reflections for Lent, track your Lenten sacrifices, prepare meatless meals and more. By being part of this program, you can deepen your Lenten experience by participating in the traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. CRS Rice Bowl begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes at the end of Lent.

During Lent, St. Elizabeth's parish community is committed to helping to feed the hungry around the world through Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls. Sunday, February 11th, the Rice Bowl were distributed during mass. There are many ways you can participate in addition to placing loose change, or $1 a day, in your rice bowls.

For example, during the Lenten season make delicious meatless meals and put your savings in the rice bowl. For some meatless ideas check out the links below. For even more click here.

Fasting from meat on Fridays during Lent helps us “acquire a mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.”(CCC 2043). Fasting is meant to free us. It helps us feel our physical hunger, and in turn, our spiritual hunger for the infinite love found only in God. Gather your community, your friends or your family for a simple, meatless meal, an opportunity to eat while living in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. When you’ve cleaned your plate, remember to put the money you saved by not buying meat – an average of $3 per person per meal – into your CRS Rice Bowl to feed our brothers and sisters in need around the world.

Dalma with Spinach – India

Black Bean Soup – Dominican Republic


Injera with Atkilt Wat – Ethiopia

Vary amin’anana (Greens with Rice) – Madagascar

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