Catholics across the world watched with sadness as flames recently tore through the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, causing severe damage to the centuries-old structure. The impact of the fire on the faithful is immense and the full extent will not be known for some time.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., has set up a fund to help the Cathedral resurrect and rebuild. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to the “Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception”; indicate “Cathedral of Notre Dame Fund” in the memo portion of the check and send to:
Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
Join our faith community – and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States – in a Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. During these 40 days of Lent, we will have the opportunity to raise funds for the needs of the world, including our local community (25% of funds raised will help those in need in New Smyrna Beach!)
Pick up your rice bowl in the narthex of the church after Mass or in the parish hall during office hours. Collection baskets will be placed in the narthex of the church during Lent and after Easter.
For more information and ideas to incorporate the Rice Bowl into your family’s Lent, click the link below!