Lent for Life

Lent focuses on the three spiritual pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This 40-day journey, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Holy Week, is a time for sacrifice and spiritual reflection preparing us for the joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. During Lent, Catholic families across the United States use a  CRS Rice Bowl to collect alms to support programs that prevent hunger and poverty around the world. Look for Rice Bowl collection boxes coming home in student backpacks. The Rice Bowls also comes with a Lenten calendar that guides families through Lent with activities, reflections, stories and recipes. We hope that your Lenten journey is a time of personal and spiritual growth, a time to look outward and inward, and a time of abstinence and generosity in which you grow closer to God.