CRS Rice Bowl

We are called to build a culture of encounter.  Lent is our time to encounter, to cultivate a spirit of global solidarity. CRS Rice Bowl can be our tool to do just that.  Catholic Relief Services‘ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities is a vehicle through which the stories of communities around the world can be shared and an invitation through which our prayers and Lenten sacrifices can change lives.

Looking for Meatless Meals to Prepare this Lent?

Fasting from meat on Fridays during Lent helps us “acquire a mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.”(CCC 2043). Fasting is meant to free us. It helps us feel our physical hunger, and in turn, our spiritual hunger for the infinite love found only in God.  CRS Rice Bowl offers recipes for simple, meatless meals, as an opportunity to eat while living in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.

Friday Simple Meals with the Archdiocesan Staff

This year, the staff of the Archdiocese will come together to enjoy one of these meals for lunch each Friday.  Check back for updates!

March 10: Dalma with Spinach

Casey Bustamante, the AMS Associate Director of Young Adult Ministry, served the staff dalma with spinach.
Dalma with spinach is an Indian dish. Find the recipe here:

March 17: Ifisashi

AMS General Counsel, Elizabeth Tomlin, served ifisashi over rice.
Ifisashi is a dish from Zambia:

March 24: Pupusas

Jo Ann Redmond, the Director of Administration, provided pupusas con queso.
Pupusas are a dish from El Salvadore: