Community Giving During Lent Changes Lives 

This year, CRS Rice Bowl invites you to journey to Honduras, the Philippines and Kenya to learn about the root causes of hunger and how individuals and communities—with the support of CRS and faith communities like ours—are making sure they have the right nutritious food to thrive. With prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we can continue Jesus’ mission to care for all in need. Visit for resources for families and parishes.

Lent is a time of repentance and of uniting ourselves to Christ during his 40 days in the desert. During this sacred season, CRS Rice Bowl—Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program—invites us to reflect on how caring for our neighbor is caring for Christ. For I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink (Matthew 25:35). Visit for resources for families and parishes.

CRS Rice Bowl: Your Lenten alms change lives globally and in your own community. 75% of donations support CRS programs around the world. 25% of donations stay in the Diocese of Kalamazoo and support local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. Your donations will help provide lifesaving support to more than 159 million people in more than 100 countries. Visit for resources for families and parishes.

"For where two or more are gathered in my name
there I am in the midst of them…" (MT 18:20)