“Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Church’s 40-day Lenten season when we focus on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Why does Jesus caution his disciples to do these practices quietly and without fanfare?”
By using CRS Rice Bowl materials, families and educators can teach children about the season of Lent, Jesus’ sacrifice, and how they can help their sisters and brothers around the world while living out their faith.
This year’s Rice Bowl program has taken on a special theme, following the two-year “Share the Journey” campaign kicked off by Pope Francis last September. As part of this ongoing effort of the universal church, Rice Bowl, too, is focusing on ways in which we share the journey of those in need, particularly migrants and refugees.