This Lent, include Catholic Relief Services’ national virtual events in your CRS Rice Bowl experience. Learn more about the lifesaving work carried out around the world by CRS, our partners and the communities we serve—supported by the generosity of your Lenten offerings. To sign up or for more information about these events, visit crsricebowl.org/virtualevents.
Ash Wednesday Reflection: February 17
On Ash Wednesday, join our Facebook Live event as we reflect on the meaning of Lent and answer kids’ questions about the season. Visit the CRS Facebook page for more information!
Stories of Hope: School Speaker Events
These events will feature speakers representing CRS’ work in Madagascar and El Salvador. CRS’ speakers will dive deeper into the CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope, share their own stories and offer a peek into what it is like to live in the countries highlighted by CRS Rice Bowl. Students will have the chance to submit questions in advance of the event to be answered by the speaker.
March 1 at 11:30 a.m. EST: Elementary School Event—Madagascar
March 2 at 11:30 a.m. EST: High School Event—Madagascar
March 8 at 1 p.m. EST: High School Event—El Salvador
March 9 at 1 p.m. EST: Elementary School Event—El Salvador
Family Prayer Evening (Spanish): March 18
Gather your family and connect with us via Zoom to pray as a community of faith for our global family. The time and Zoom link will be shared closer to the event.
Meatless Cooking with Michelle Benzinger—Instagram: March 19
Join Michelle Benzinger, Catholic author, podcast host and creative director of Greenhouse Collective and Meaningful Market, as she and her family cook a meatless recipe from one of the countries featured in CRS Rice Bowl this year. Visit the CRS Instagram page for more information!
Family Prayer and Worship Evening (English): March 24 at 7 p.m. EST
Gather your family and connect with us via Zoom to pray and worship as a community of faith for our global family. The event will feature Danielle Noonan—musician, worship leader and speaker—and a special pre-recorded guest performance by Catholic musician Sarah Kroger. The Zoom link will be shared closer to the event.