Catholic Relief Services


Clergy Resource

Happy New Year from CRS! As you prepare to encounter Lent, we ask you to consider Pope Francis' words, "After the resurrection, when the disciples went forth in all directions, the Lord accompanied them. This is what happened as the result of true encounter" (Gaudete et Exsultate, No. 136). This Lent, consider how can you accompany your brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

Here are some resources to help you prepare for the Lenten season:

Ministry Resources

Ministry Resources

  • Support your parish community in preparing for Lent with CRS Rice Bowl's Lenten Faith Formation materials.
  • Find Lenten prayer resources here.
CRS On the Ground

CRS on the Ground

Since the December tsunami in Indonesia, over 400 lives have been lost in West Java and southern Sumatra. This is the second tsunami to hit the region since September, and the impact has been devastating. Learn more about how CRS is working with local partners to assist with emergency relief and how your parish can help here.


Take Action

This year, deepen your Lenten experience by inviting a Global Fellow to speak at your parish. Learn more about the Global Fellows program and access the speaker request form here.

Don't forget to order your Rice Bowl materials today!