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Press Release

Diocese Announces Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Grant Award Winners

coat-of-armsGREEN BAY, Wis. (Aug. 20, 2013) -- The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is happy to announce the 2013 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Grant Award Winners. The diocese is a co-sponsor of the annual CRS Rice Bowl collection that is held every year during the Lenten season.

"Through our parishioners' prayers, generosity and sacrifice, we are able to provide assistance to the needy with food, clothing and other needs within our diocese and throughout the world," said Eric Weydt, Catholic Social Justice Coordinator for the Diocese of Green Bay and diocesan program coordinator of CRS Rice Bowl.

Help Meet Basic Needs

CRS Rice Bowl is a program of prayer, fasting, learning and giving to help meet the basic material needs of immigrant and refugee people in northeastern Wisconsin. Twenty-five percent of the money collected through diocesan parishes is reserved for local use. This year, $13,000 is provided to agencies at the local level.

This year's award winners include:
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, will use the funds for the translation and printing of local hospital books in Spanish.
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay will use the funds to provide direct assistance to refugee families during the resettlement process.
  • Help of Door County, INC's Family Access Solutions will use the funds to provide supervised visits and monitored exchange services so parents can maintain a relationship when there is family conflict or other issues.
  • Literacy Green Bay will purchase classroom supplies as well as curriculum and testing materials for adult English language learners.
  • Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County will provide trainings and materials needed for tutors, textbooks for students, and resource center and computer items.
  • St. Patrick Parish, Green Bay, will continue serving immigrant needs by providing prepackaged boxes of food and toiletry items.
  • Howe Community Resource Center, Green Bay, will purchase materials such as study guides, parenting workbooks, dictionaries and transportation services.
  • CASA ALBA Melanie, Green Bay, will provide simple sports items, journals and reading materials for the Youth Training Program.


Who We Are

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.


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