FALL CONTEST 2015 -- The Year of Mercy: "Merciful Like the Father"
For the past 12 years, we have been inviting and encouraging use of the Catholic Herald in the classroom in Catholic schools and religious education programs in the Diocese of Madison through our Newspapers in the Classroom project.
Copies of the Catholic Herald are provided free of charge to Catholic schools and religious education programs requesting them.
During the current school year, the Catholic Herald is sponsoring a contest involving students in grades kindergarten through high school with the best entries being published in the Catholic Herald.
The contest will highlight the Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis has designated from December 8, 2015, through November 20, 2016, with the theme, "Merciful Like the Father." More information on the contest is available at the links below.
Once a month during the school year, the Catholic Herald is continuing to publish Junior Saints, a special section introducing students to Catholics living their faith in ordinary and extraordinary ways. Students meet a new saint each month. They also learn more about Catholic rituals, events, and holy days of the liturgical year. The Carroll Publishing Company in Washington, D.C., syndicates Junior Saints. One page of this section is devoted to what is happening with youth in the Diocese of Madison.
Thanks to all the principals, teachers, directors and coordinators of religious education, parents, and students for your cooperation and participation in the Catholic Herald contests.
Feel free to contact the Catholic Herald office by phone or email if you have any questions.
God bless all of you!
Contest Cover Letter
Contest Entry (Grades K through four)
Contest Entry (Grades five through 12)
Hands and Heart Form
Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy