Animating Mission for Students
Each year, the Center for Mission holds an annual writing contest during the pre-Lenten season. It is for students, grades 1 – 12, where students answer a question related to how they witness to their Catholic faith as a door into Lent. Students in schools and parish faith formation classes are welcome to submit entries.
The contest is judged by returned missionaries and others and a winner is selected in each of four grade-level categories. Entries are due by Ash Wednesday and winners are announced around Easter. Each winner receives an award certificate and a cash prize.
It has been a successful project for students as the number of entries submitted climbs every year. Students have been very articulate and able to write from the heart.
2022 Writing Contest
All entries have been received and are being judged by our panel of returned missionaries. These wonderful submissions were all well-written and creative. We anticipate the winners to be announced during Holy Week.
Students were asked to respond to the question “How has listening to Jesus’ voice led you to live out the Church’s mission to continue Christ’s work?”
Thank you all for your efforts.
2021 WRITING CONTEST WINNERS
Amala Egbue, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Brooklyn Park
Gabriella Olson, Carondelet Catholic School, Minneapolis
Andrew Francis, Home School (Church of St. Paul), Ham Lake
Gallagher Gorr, St. Wenceslaus Catholic School, New Prague
Georgia Newberry, Carondelet Catholic School, Minneapolis
Leila Ambrus, DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis
Ava Trana, Home School (Church of the Epiphany), Coon Rapids