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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Tony Stieritz – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Dayton Office
Pam Long – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
Fax: (937) 341-5036

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone:  (937) 498-1192
Phone:  (937) 224-3026 ext. 5015

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CRS Rice Bowl

Prayers and directions for turning in CRS Rice Bowl donations

With Lent drawing to a close, the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl program offers:

There are also a number of options for a parish or a school to send in a single check for the donations made to CRS Rice Bowl. To learn more about how to send in a check, please visit here.

 A Taste and See Journey – complete with a passport – into Lent

We encourage you to visit other Taste and See “passport stops” throughout the Archdiocese. Remember to take along your passport and sign in at the event to be eligible for one of four $25 gift cards from CRS Ethical Trade!

For an overview of the Taste and See Journey, click here.

To download a Taste and See Journey passport, click here.

CRS Taste and See Journey Passport Stops March - NEW

Soup supper, Maria Stein (It’s the Marion Catholic Community Soup Supper)

St. Michael Taste and See Event

Third Annual Annunciation CRS Rice Bowl event

Immaculate Conception, Botkins, CRS events

CRS Rice Bowl Funds Work to Alleviate Poverty & Hunger in the Archdiocese

Did you know that 25 percent of the money raised each year through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl stays in the Archdiocese and is used to support programs focused on hunger and poverty? The local portion of the 2015 CRS funds were given to the following agencies:

In the Cathedral Deanery to:

In the St. Andrew Deanery to:

In the St. Francis Deanery to:

In the St. Lawrence Deanery to:

In the St. Margaret Mary Deanery to:

In the Dayton Deanery to:

In the Hamilton Deanery to:

In the St. Martin Deanery to:

In the St. Marys Deanery to:

In the Sidney Deanery to:

In the Springfield Deanery to:

Gifts also went to regional organizations:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Dayton

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley

Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl, a Lenten program, began in 1975 in response to the drought in the African Sahel.

For more than 35 years, CRS Rice Bowl has offered Catholics in the United States a way to connect with our brothers and sisters in need around the world.