CRS wants to say thank you for your support of Rice Bowl 2019
Rice Bowl funds go to LOCAL programs
25% of the funds raised by your community stays in this Archdiocese. In 2018, over 290 Rice Bowl grants were awarded to efforts alleviating hunger here in western Washington–St. Vincent de Paul organizations, Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services programs, parish meal programs, food banks, community gardens … oh my! Visit the grants list [r20.rs6.net] on our website to see if your parish/school receives a Rice Bowl grant.
This year, special hospitality Rice Bowl grants were made available to communities hosting and feeding pilgrims in the Walking + Witnessing for Immigrant Families Prayer Walk [r20.rs6.net] – 23 local grants in all! The Prayer Walk is part of the Archdiocese of Seattle’s celebration of the Pope’s Share the Journey [r20.rs6.net] initiative.
Increase Global Solidarity in your parish beyond Rice Bowl by becoming a CRS Parish Ambassador Corps Parish!
A growing number of parishes across the Archdiocese are participating in the CRS Parish Ambassador Corps (PAC) [r20.rs6.net], an initiative for parishes to increase global solidarity in their communities. Passionate “ambassador” volunteers are working to inspire their fellow parishioners, as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ, to put the teachings of the Church into practice by energizing their parish communities to have a global impact.
CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners (working as a team of 2-4) with a passion for global solidarity who, with the blessing of their pastoral leader, help strengthen the parish’s ministries of prayer, faith formation and service. Ambassadors receive training, support and resources throughout the year from Catholic Relief Services and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Please consider attending (and/or inviting others to attend) our “Come and See” THIS SATURDAY, May 18th to learn more about PAC and how CRS Parish Ambassadors might serve your parish. You might promote this opportunity using this printable invitation [r20.rs6.net] and PAC flyer [r20.rs6.net] (also in Spanish [r20.rs6.net]).
Check your mail…Our Rice Bowl Coordinators in parishes and schools have received from our office a request for your supply order for Rice Bowl 2020. While you have a sense of what materials you needed more or less of this Lent, you can adjust your order. Completed order forms (including “no changes”) are due back to this office by June 12th.
your Missions Office: Kelly Hickman & J.L. Drouhard