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CRS Rice Bowl

This year Ss. Columba Brigid Parish will be participating in CRS Rice Bowl. Here's the details:

- Rice Bowl is a way for you and your family to put your faith into action this Lent!

- Families participate with daily reflections and activities through Lent that include prayers, fasting and almsgiving to help change the lives of those who suffer in poverty around the world.

- Please pick up a Rice Bowl kit at the entrance of the church - one per family and there are Spanish and English versions.

- Place your donations in the box throughout Lent and return it to church on either Holy Thursday, Easter or the Sunday following Easter.

- There is also a calendar included in the Rice Bowl kit that guides families through the 40 days of Lent with activities, reflections and stories.


- CRS (Catholic Relief Services) is the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


- Lenten alms donated through CRS Rice Bowl support the work of CRS in more than 100 different countries each year. Twenty-five percent of donations to CRS Rice Bowl stay in the local diocese, supporting hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. Since its inception in 1975, CRS Rice Bowl has raised nearly $300 million.


- If you cannot get to church to pick up a Rice Bowl kit, you can download it by clicking here

- To view a video explaining Rice Bowl created by Deacon Don Weigel, the director of CRS for the Buffalo Diocese, click here.

- If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Jerry

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