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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Cincinnati
Andrew Musgrave – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 263-6691 – Andrew
Phone:  (513) 263-6690 – Tammie
Fax: (513) 421-1582
Email: csa@catholiccincinnati.org

Dayton Office
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH  45409
Phone: (937) 281-4124
Email: csadayton@catholiccincinnati.org

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone: 937-538-4406

 

 

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Greater Cincinnati Area Action Alerts: csa@catholiccincinnati.org

Greater Dayton and Northern Areas Social Justice Updates: sseligmann@catholiccincinnati.org

St. Francis Pledge Update (e-newsletter for Care for Creation information and updates): csa@catholiccincinnati.org

CRS Rice Bowl

Through CRS Rice Bowl, we journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. There is something to deepen everyone’s Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. There are lessons and prayers for all ages, videos, reflections, Stations of the Cross, and even delicious yet simple recipes to share as a community or a family. Rice Bowl gives parishes an overarching program to engage all its members in Lenten practices that seek Jesus in the most marginalized.

 

2020 RICE BOWL LOCAL FUNDS APPLICATION

Seventy-five percent of the CRS Rice Bowl funds raised are used for CRS’s international development projects. Twenty-five percent is distributed locally. Local entities working to alleviate hunger or poverty may apply to receive a grant.

Priority for the funds will be for efforts alleviating hunger and food insecurity.

Projects that respond to the root causes of hunger, i.e., projects dealing with economic development, anti-hunger advocacy, and organizing, etc., also meet the criteria. Grant amount will range in size from $1,000-$3,500

The application must be submitted by October 16th and grants will be awarded by the end of November.

Click here to fill out the local fund application.

 

CRS Rice Bowl: Important Update

 Every few years CRS goes through a clean-up process in order to be better stewards of our CRS Rice Bowl resources.  For this coming year only parishes need to make a proactive order or they will not receive rice bowls.  CRS has and will continue to send notices about this with a response card. Parishes can send in that card or can make their order online at https://www.crsricebowl.org/

 

Through CRS Rice Bowl, we journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. Please let Sara, sseligmann@catholiccincinnati.org 513-546-3143, know if you have any questions about getting your parish or organization involved in this or other CRS programs.

 

Why involve your parish with CRS?

The official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S.; provides assistance to the poor overseas without regard to race, religion or nationality by responding to emergencies and fighting poverty.

CRS has a mission oversees and one of calling Catholics in the US to Solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world so that we can more fully live out our faith. CRS has great prayer, education, and advocacy resources for parishioners of all ages to engage in.

Charity Watch Grade: A+

Charity Navigator Rating: 4 of 4 stars

 

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.