Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 

Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all. In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, St. Joan of Arc will be supplying a couple of options to take part in the CRS Rice Bowl program.

While this year there will be no distribution of the physical rice bowls, you can make your daily alms collection, and on Monday after Easter, count up the money that was collected throughout Lent and write a check to St. Joan of Arc with CRS Rice Bowl written in the memo line or you can make a donation on the St. Joan of Arc Online Donation Giving Page  (you can also do this if you have not yet returned your 2020 CRS Rice Bowl alms collection). 

Remember that when you give to Rice Bowl, 25% stays with the Oakland Diocese to be used for local projects. Each year, most of which is collected goes to feed those in need in our diocese, through groups like St. Vincent de Paul. 

You can also turn in your CRS Rice Bowls virtually by creating a CRS Rice Bowl Giving Page. To learn how to set-up your CRS Rice Bowl giving page, download the Quick- Start Registration Guide. Bringing together your Lenten alms as a community can help end global hunger and malnutrition. Whether in person, online, or in spirit — your community can come together to pray, fast, and give through CRS Rice Bowl.