CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services' Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. As a tool for your Lenten journey, it encompasses the entire liturgical season, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 18, and concluding on Easter Sunday, April 6.
CRS Rice Bowl contributions support projects that assist the poor both overseas and here in the United States. 75% of CRS Rice Bowl contributions are sent to Catholic Relief Services and help fund development projects overseas that help increase and maintain communities' access to food. 25% of contributions fund local poverty and hunger alleviation throughout the Archdiocese of Portland.
While CRS Rice Bowl is primarily held in Lent, donations can be received through your parish or Catholic Charities any time during the year. Please note that donations must be mailed directly to Catholic Charities to be distributed locally. We encourage you to make your donations via your parish or send them to:
2740 SE Powell Blvd., #1
Portland, OR 97202
Your gift to CRS Rice Bowl has a tremendous impact on those most in need- thank you!
Did your abortion or a loved one's abortion "change" you? Is there a dividing point in your life: "before the abortion" and "after the abortion"? Have you convinced yourself that you have dealt with your abortion experience, but you still feel uncertain?
June 12-14 there will be a retreat in Portland where healing, forgiveness, hope and transformation are offered in a safe, caring and strictly confidential environment.
Voces de la comunidad is a space for conversation, education, and action about issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault in the Latino communities of Oregon. The event is organized by El Programa Hispano - Project UNICA. Our second annual two-day conference will include presentations and workshops that acknowledge opportunities and barriers experienced by service providers, community partners and allies, domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, and survivors. Attendees will receive support, ideas, and tools around how to better serve Latino and Latina survivors of violence.
This year's conference will take place July 30 & 31 at Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201.