FALL CONTEST 2014 -- The Holy Family of Nazareth: A Model for My Family
As Catholic bishops from around the world begin the Synod of Bishops in Rome this October, Pope Francis asks all Catholics to pray for families: grandparents, parents, and children.
The bishops will meet to discuss many things related to the importance of the family in learning and sharing our faith within the family and to the outside world.
The Holy Family is a model of the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.
• FAITH: What is the most important thing your grandparents and parents have taught you about Jesus? In what ways have they taught you?
• HOPE: The Holy Family experienced some difficult times, as all families do. But their trust in God gave them hope that He would see them through. How has our Catholic faith helped you and your family?
• CHARITY: Charity is showing love to one another. How do the members of your family show love for one another? How does your family show Christ’s love to people in your community? What more could your family do to be examples of our faith for others?
The Catholic Herald is offering youth drawing and writing contests for students in kindergarten through 12th grade to answer these questions. All students are invited to participate, including students in Catholic schools, parish religious education programs, and homeschooling families.
Details on the drawing and writing contests are being sent out this week to principals and religious education directors around the diocese.
Learn more about the Catholic Herald Fall Youth Contest. Ask your teacher for more details.
Below are links to the contest information for both the drawing and writing portions of the contest. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
NIE cover letter
Catholic Herald Fall 2014 contest