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National Competition Encourages Children to Express Faith through Art, Poetry, Prose and Video

EASTON, Mass. – It’s time to start coloring, writing, rhyming and videotaping! Students are urged to submit entries now for the “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest. Deadline for the national competition is Feb. 20, 2019. Sponsored by Family Rosary, the 2019 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest encourages children to participate in an inspiring faith experience by expressing their beliefs through art, poetry, prose and a new category this year: video. The competition is open to students in Grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish or other organization, including home school. This year’s theme “Mary, Mother of the Church” helps families explore how Mary is the Mother of Jesus and  Mother to us all. Our Blessed Mother’s important role in the Church flows from her deep connection with her Son and from Him to us. “Mary is the mother of the world,” said Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., President. “She teaches us to love at all times and always to want the best for the people around us. Mary cares for each of us and will be by our side whenever we’re in need. She became the perfect model of love when she says ‘yes’ to God to be the mother of Jesus.” The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest focuses on family faith enrichment in the home. The goal is to bring the Church’s teachings to life around the dinner table with discussion prompts, reflection question, prayer ideas and creativity. The first place winner in each category receives $100 while the sponsor of each winner also receives $100. The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest asks entrants to creatively depict their faith through art, poetry, prose and video. Students in grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish, home school or other organization are eligible to participate. For details or to download an application, go to www.FamilyRosary.org/TryPrayer. All entries are due by Feb. 20, 2019. Questions? Call Family Rosary at 800-299-PRAY (7729).
Copyright 2018 Family Rosary Family Rosary was founded in 1942 by Venerable Patrick Peyton, also known as the “Rosary Priest,” to help families pray together. Father Peyton, and the ministry, are known by two powerful and memorable sayings: “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together” and “A World at Prayer is a World at Peace.” Father Peyton was one of the most influential American Catholic priests of the 20th century, using the entertainment industry to further his mission of family Rosary prayer in honor of Mary and her son Jesus. In the spirit of its founder Venerable Patrick Peyton, Holy Cross Family Ministries is a family of Catholic ministries (including CatholicMom.com) that inspires, promotes, and fosters the prayer life and spiritual well-being of families throughout the world. Family Rosary, a member ministry, helps families pray, especially the Rosary. For more information, call 800-299-PRAY (7729) or visit www.FamilyRosary.org. Holy Cross Family Ministries is sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. Learn more at HolyCrossUSA.org