3547 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Phone: 513-861-1295
Pastor: Rev. Todd Grogan
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CRS Rice Bowl 2016
The Lenten Outreach Project for All Annunciation parishioners and all Annunciation Parish Catholic School students is CRS Rice Bowl. CRS Rice Bowl is the official Lenten Program of Catholic Relief Services. Participation in CRS Rice Bowl is a way to respect human dignity and foster solidarity with the poor around the world.

CRS Rice Bowl begins on Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and concludes on Holy Thursday (March 24, 2016). Rice Bowls will be inserted in our Parish Sunday Bulletin and distributed to all parishioners on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Rice Bowls will be distributed to all school students on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
CRS Rice Bowl is an extremely interactive approach to living the traditional Lenten disciplines of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Seventy-five percent of your gifts will help fund Catholic Relief Services' development projects around the world, in countries such as: Colombia, Laos, Rwanda, Honduras, and Madagascar. Twenty-five percent of your gifts support hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our own Archdiocese of Cincinnati in the USA!

Our Annunciation Catholic School students will return their Rice Bowl collections to their classrooms the week of March 20, 2016.  Students' Rice Bowls will be collected and blessed at Mass at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. 

Annunciation Parishioners will bring their Rice Bowl collections to the Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016.  Rice Bowls will be brought forward at the Preparation of the Gifts that evening.

What you can find at the CRS Rice Bowl web site:
  • Family activities
  • Recipes from the featured countries
  • Lenten Calendar
  • Coloring Pages
  • Prayer Eggs
  • Placemat
  • Quizzes
  • Examples from the Saints
  • An Educators' Guide complete with lesson plans
  • Weekly Gospel Reflections
  • Stations of the Cross
  • The Seven Sorrows of Mary
  • Prayers
  • Stories, Photos, and Videos from this year's featured countries
  • Videos about Lent
  • Plus much more!
Download the new 2016 CRS Rice Bowl Mobile App!  It's free...
What's for dinner this Lent?
Each week this Lent you can try a meatless recipe from one of the 2016 CRS Rice Bowl featured countries!
Attention College Students and Young Adults!
Check out the new 2016 CRS Rice Bowl downloadable Community Reflection Guide for College and University Students!  And visit the  Catholic Relief Services University web page!
Join Us for a CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Immersion Lunch
Sunday, February 14, 2016 following 11:00 a.m. Mass
Annunciation Cafeteria

Mark your calendars and join us!  Learn more about CRS Rice Bowl and this year’s featured countries, taste traditional recipes from this year’s featured countries, and learn more about CRS Rice Bowl.