CRS Rice Bowl
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl…Fight Hunger Globally and Here at Home!

 

Once again, St. Monica Catholic Community is participating in CRS Rice Bowl. CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. This Lent, our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a program that invites us to reflect on the challenges of global hunger—and our Gospel call to care for our global human family. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. 

 

Participants pray over what sacrifice they would like to make this Lent and use the CRS Rice Bowl to collect their Lenten alms. At the end of Lent, alms are sent to CRS to support global projects. 

 

By joining our prayers, fasts, and alms this Lent with those of other parishes and Catholic schools in the United States, we will help millions of women, men, and children worldwide whose economic challenges have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Together as a Church, through CRS Rice Bowl, we can contribute to the efforts of those who seek to build a better world for themselves and their communities. 75% of gifts support CRS’ International humanitarian programs; the other 25% remain in each U.S. diocese.

 

Where Can You Find a CRS Ricebowl? 

  • At the parish, a Lenten packet will be distributed after all weekend liturgies on Feb. 10–11 
  • At Coffee and Doughnuts on Feb. 11 on the Grand Pavilion patio following the 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. Masses
  • Bowls will also be available at the Caruso Center Reception Desk.

When Do I bring my Ricebowl back?

  • CRS Rice Bowls with their alms will be collected at the end of Lent. Watch for instructions.  

 CRS Ricebowl Resources

 

CRS Rice Bowl provides many resources for daily reflection and action throughout the liturgical season.

  • Pray the Stations of the Cross using our booklet. Pray the Stations of the Cross using our booklet or by watching our videos. 
  • Place your Lenten sacrifices into your CRS Rice Bowl!

Your sacrifices during this holy season have the power to change lives by providing enough nutritious food for families to thrive. Thank you for joining our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. 

 

If you have any questions, get in touch with Delis Alejandro, Pastoral Associate, at 


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Mass

Mon–Fri, 7:00 am - Church

Mon–Fri, 12:10 pm - Church & Livestream 

Sat, 8:00 am - Church & Livestream

 

LENTEN DAILY MASS 6:00 p.m.

 

Sat, 5:30 pm - Church

Sun, 7:30 am - Church

Sun, 9:30 am - Church & Livestream

Sun, 11:30 am - Church

Sun, 5:30 pm - Church & Livestream

 

Outdoor seating is available at all weekend Masses.

 

Confession

Mon–Fri. 5:30–6 pm

Sat, 4:30–5:00 pm

There are no confessions on secular holidays or other observances when the parish is closed.

 

Holy Days & Holidays

Holy Days: additional Vigil and evening Masses, 6:30 p.m.

Holidays: single Mass, 9:30 am with no confessions

 

Eucharistic Adoration

First & Third Fridays: 7:30–8:30 a.m. & 7–8 p.m. · Church

Second & Fourth Sundays: Noon–3 p.m. · Chapel


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