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CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. The educational materials assist ongoing parish and school efforts in developing a spirituality of justice and solidarity with those most in need. Donations help fund CRS development projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to produce more food, increase income and address poverty. 25% of contributions remain in this archdiocese for grants to parishes and organizations that help the poor in Western Washington.

How to Give
Donate Online
Donate Now
Give using check or cash
Checks payable to "Missions Office," with "Rice Bowl" in the memo line.
Mail to:
Rice Bowl - Missions Office
710 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

CRS Rice Bowl Resources
2017 resources for PARISHES
2017 resources for SCHOOLS
2017 resources in Spanish
Stories of Hope VIDEOS
Watch these short videos and learn more about the featured countries.
Photo gallery for stories, recipes, logos and graphics
Memes for social media & web banners for email signatures, blogs & websites
Download the CRS Rice Bowl mobile app
Put Lent at your fingertips with new daily reflections and recipes, integrated social sharing and a new way to track your Lenten sacrifices! Available in English and Spanish in the Google Play and App stores.
CRS Collection and CRS Rice Bowl FAQs
CRS Rice Bowl Website
How to Kickoff CRS Rice Bowl
Rice Bowl Placemat - Seattle Archdiocesan Version
Pope Francis' Lenten Message 2017
Email to Rice Bowl Coordinators
January 9, 2017
View Email
Email to Rice Bowl Coordinators
February 22, 2017
View Email

2017 CRS Rice Bowl Prayers
Lenten Prayer in English
Lenten Prayer in Spanish
Lenten Prayer in Arabic
Lenten Prayer in Chinese
Lenten Prayer in Korean
Lenten Prayer in Laotian
Lenten Prayer in Polish
Lenten Prayer in Tagalog
Lenten Prayer in Vietnamese

CRS Rice Bowl Grants
Rice Bowl Grants in the Archdiocese of Seattle
Seventy-five percent of Rice Bowl donations are used by Catholic Relief Services overseas for development projects, such as small loans for women in the poorest areas of the world. (Visit the CRS website to learn more!) Twenty-five percent of the funds stay in each diocese for local projects.
$489,296.97 was raised in this Archdiocese through Rice Bowl in Lent of 2016, and so $122,324.24 was made available for over 260 grants in western Washington. The 2016 grant results are available below.
View CRS website
2016 CRS Rice Bowl Grants
Printer friendly PDF version: 2016 CRS Rice Bowl Grants
2016 Rice Bowl Grants
The deadline for 2016 applications for Rice Bowl grants was April 29, 2016. The next grant cycle for Rice Bowl grants will open in March, 2017. Potential applicants are welcome to contact the Missions Office at any time of the year.
The Missions Office accepts grant applications from parishes, schools and organizations in western Washington that work toward the alleviation of hunger and poverty in the Archdiocese of Seattle area.
2017 Rice Bowl Grant Criteria & Guidelines
2016 Rice Bowl Grant Application (PDF)
2016 Rice Bowl Grant Application (Word)

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