January 9, 2009

Serra Club announces vocations essay contest

“Hearing God’s Call” is the theme for the 2009 Vocations Essay Contest sponsored by the Serra Club of Indianapolis.

Packets with contest rules and procedures were mailed recently to pastors, principals, parish administrators of religious education and Catholic school religion teachers across the archdiocese.

Contest materials can also be accessed by logging on to www.archindy.org/oce and clicking on “Items of Interest,” which can be found in the “Public Archives” heading.

Students in grades seven through 12 are invited to write an essay that answers the question, “How do priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters help us to hear God’s call in our lives?”

The deadline for essay contest entries is Feb. 13.

Teachers and catechists for each grade may choose one or two essays from each grade to be submitted to the contest. A Serra committee will read and judge the entries.

One winner from each grade will be chosen and receive a cash prize, be invited to read his or her essay at a recognition luncheon and have the essay published in The Criterion.

The Serra Club of Indianapolis is a chapter of Serra International, a Catholic organization dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

(For more information about the Serra Club of Indianapolis, log on to www.serraindy.org.)

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