Denver Newsroom, Feb 12, 2021 / 00:57 am
Catholic Relief Services is asking Catholics this Lent to remember those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by participating in the annual CRS Rice Bowl campaign.
“As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, including an increased number of those going hungry, Catholic Relief Services is asking Catholics to remember Matthew 25:40,” the agency said in a statement.
“As the gospel tells us, ‘Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ This verse calls on Catholics to reach out and help those most in need.”
CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten program that began in 1975. The annual initiative encourages Catholics to fast, pray and give alms during Lent, collecting donations in cardboard bowls to be distributed to various charitable initiatives.