Almsgiving

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Almsgiving

We give alms with a spirit of generosity to our brothers and sisters in need, honoring Jesus’ call to serve our neighbors. This Lent, through our sacrifices, we can empower and transform the lives of our brothers and sisters in need.

Lent is giving so that others might flourish.

Order CRS Rice Bowl Materials

CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten faith formation program that invites Catholics to “live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting, and almsgiving.” To order free CRS Rice Bowl materials for your parish, school, or family, and to find ideas to bring CRS Rice Bowl to life in your community, visit www.crsricebowl.org, call 1-800-222-0025, or contact Bevin Kennedy at either 603-663-0136 or bkennedy@rcbm.org.

Thank You!

CRS Rice Bowl is a national education and fundraising program that funds projects throughout the world to meet basic human needs and works to address poverty. The 2018 Rice Bowl collection raised $79,389.35 from parishes and schools. Of that almost $80,000, 25% or $19,847.32 will stay here in New Hampshire to fund local programs that alleviate hunger and poverty.

Parish and School Grants Available through CRS Rice Bowl

Grants are available to support organizations such as food pantries, St. Vincent de Paul Society programs, or other ministries, educational programs, or projects intended to alleviate hunger and/or poverty in NH. Read more about the Diocesan Rice Bowl Grants and print an application. If you or your organization are interested in applying for a CRS Rice Bowl grant, please contact Bevin Kennedy (bkennedy@rcbm.org; 603-663-0136).

Resources

Find information for parishes and educators to learn about using Rice Bowl resources creatively during Lent in classroom, family, and whole community settings.

Download the CRS Rice Bowl app and find a new way to bring Lent to Life! Features include:

Reflections for each day of Lent

Exclusive story content from CRS’ work around the world

Customizable tool to set Lenten sacrifice goal and track progress towards its achievement

Meatless recipes for Fridays during Lent

Stories and videos of people who benefit from prayers and almsgiving to CRS Rice Bowl

Available in English and Spanish