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Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowl

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)

CRS Rice Bowl provides resources to bring Lenten spirituality to life for families, parishes and school communities, while continuing to connect Catholics in our diocese with our global human family. As Jesus teaches in the Gospel story of the loaves of bread and the fish, your small offering can feed many, and what may seem like a little, can actually be a lot.

If you would prefer to make your Rice Bowl donation electronically, please click here.


This collection is administered by –
The Office of Peace and Justice,  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown
Contact: R.J. Mangan, CRS Diocesan Director at 330-744-8451, or


Learn more about Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowl, or find additional resources.
Download a Lenten Calendar.
Rice Bowl grant funding is also available. Grants are awarded once per calendar year.
Additional information is included in the attachments folder.

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