‘Try Prayer! It Works!’ contest underway

Last updated on October 3rd, 2017 at 06:39 am

Competition encourages children to express faith through art, poetry prose

EASTON, Mass. – It’s time to submit those entries for the 2013 ‘Try Prayer! It Works!’ contest. The deadline for this national competition encouraging children to express their faith through art, poetry and prose is Feb. 1.

Sponsored by Family Rosary, the ‘Try Prayer! It Works!’ contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The 18th annual national competition attracts more than 3,000 entries from more than 50,000 participants nationwide. Children and teens from Catholic schools, parishes, home schooling and other Catholic organizations use their talent to convey their beliefs.

This year’s theme, ‘Joy to the World,’ focuses on the Nativity. The Third Joyful Mystery tells the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph participating in the ultimate family moment. The Try Prayer! It Works! contest asks entrants to use creativity to depict their thoughts and feelings on what the Nativity means to them.

Children in grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish or other organization are eligible to participate in the Try Prayer! It Works! contest. For more information or to download an application, go to www.FamilyRosary.org/TryPrayer. All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 1. For more information, call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 800-299-PRAY (7729).

In the spirit of its founder, ‘servant of God,’ Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, Holy Cross Family Ministries serves Jesus Christ and His church by promoting and supporting the spiritual well being of the family. Faithful to Mary, the Mother of God, the Family Rosary, a member ministry, encourages family prayer, especially the Rosary.

For more information, call 800-299-PRAY (7729)