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

GRADES K-2 

Amala Egbue, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Brooklyn Park

GRADES 3-5

Gabriella Olson, Carondelet Catholic School, Minneapolis

Runner-up
Andrew Francis, Home School (Church of St. Paul), Ham Lake

GRADES 6-8

Gallagher Gorr, St. Wenceslaus Catholic School, New Prague

Runner-up
Georgia Newberry, Carondelet Catholic School, Minneapolis

GRADES 9-12

Leila Ambrus, DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis

Runner-up
Ava Trana, Home School (Church of the Epiphany), Coon Rapids