In Your Home

Lent is a time of introspection and renewal – a time when we reflect on our own lives as we prepare for the risen Christ. And in our Lenten observance, we are called to help those in need. We help them through our prayers, our fast, and our almsgiving.

Make a commitment to spend time together each day as a family during Lent. Consider these activities for your Lenten devotions.

Set a course for your Lenten faith journey:

Read daily reflections and weekly stories from beneficiaries of CRS’ programs in the Lenten Calendar.

Sign-up to receive Weekly Reflections each Monday.

Spend five minutes and:

Pray the Lenten Prayer to bring to mind our solidarity with God’s one human family.

Test your knowledge of poverty and hunger and take the World Awareness Quiz.

Plan a meal for a Friday during Lent:

Prepare one of the recipes of simple, meatless meals from a variety of cultures around the world.

Set your table with the Placemat.

Share the Lenten season with small children:

Use the Lenten Calendar to bring our global community to life through stories and daily reflections.

Set your table using the Placemat and discuss what they see.

Print Coloring Pages to share images and begin conversations with children about our world.

Connect your teenager with Lent:

Watch and discuss the videos featuring stories about people in Madagascar,
El Salvador and India.

Like CRS Operation Rice Bowl on Facebook to receive updates and even post how Operation Rice Bowl is impacting you this Lent.

More ideas for how to bring the experience of Lent more deeply into your home:

Choose an activity to do with your family.

Reflect on Jesus’ passion and death by praying the Stations of the Cross and using the presentation to bring an international dimension to the traditional Lenten observance.

Gather a small group together before or after the meal using this Prayer Service.

Learn more about global issues, and ways to take action on behalf of the poor at Catholics Confront Global Poverty.

Turn in your Rice Bowl at the conclusion of Lent:

Contact your local parish to ensure Catholic Relief Services and your local diocese both benefit from your generosity or make your donation directly to CRS.