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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.

CRS Rice Bowl Resources
CRS Rice Bowl featured countries for Lent of 2014
Kenya – Employment: Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person
Guatemala – Education: Rights and Responsibilities
Philippines – Emergencies: Option for the Poor
Malawi – Agriculture: Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
Haiti – Mother and child health: Call to Family, Community and Participation
2014 resources for PARISHES
English and Spanish
2014 resources for SCHOOLS
English and Spanish
2014 placemat
Customized by your Missions Office.
Stories of Hope VIDEOS
Watch these short videos and learn more about the featured countries.
World Awareness Quiz
Missions Office version.
Download the CRS Rice Bowl mobile app
Get daily reflections, meatless recipes, and track your Lenten sacrifices. FREE for iPhone and Android.
CRS Collection and CRS Rice Bowl FAQs
CRS Rice Bowl Website

How to Give
Give online
Give using check or cash
Checks payable to "Missions Office," with "Rice Bowl" in the memo line.
Mail to:
Catholic Relief Services Collection - Missions Office
710 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

2013 CRS Rice Bowl Prayers
Lenten Prayer in English and Spanish
Lenten Prayer in Chinese
Lenten Prayer in Korean
Lenten Prayer in Samoan
Lenten Prayer in Swahili
Lenten Prayer in Tagalog
Lenten Prayer in Vietnamese

CRS Rice Bowl Grants
Rice Bowl Grants in Archdiocese of Seattle
Seventy-five percent of the locally collected funds for Rice Bowl are used by Catholic Relief Services overseas for development projects, such as small loan programs for women in the poorest areas of the world. (Please visit the CRS web site to learn more about its programs overseas!) Twenty-five percent of the funds stay in each (arch)diocese for local projects. 2013 grant results are now available below.
2013 CRS Rice Bowl Grants
Printer friendly PDF version: 2013 CRS Rice Bowl Grants
2014 Rice Bowl Grant Memo to Applicants
The Missions Office accepts grant applications from parishes and organizations in western Washington that work toward the alleviation of hunger and poverty in the Archdiocese of Seattle area. The deadline for 2014 applications is May 9, 2014.
2014 Rice Bowl Grant Criteria & Guidelines
2014 Rice Bowl Grant Application
2014 Rice Bowl Grant Application
Word Doc
2013 Rice Bowl Grant Report Form
Note for 2013 awardees: A report on how 2013 Rice Bowl grant funds were used, if a grant had been provided, must be on file before a 2014 application will be considered for funding.
2013 Rice Bowl Grant Report Form
Word Doc

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