Serra Club essay contest open to kids in grades 4 to 8

The Serra Club of Louisville and the Archdiocese of Louisville Vocation Office have announced the theme of this year’s Vocation Essay Contest. It will be “Bringing Christ to Others.”

Participants may select one of the three following questions as the essay topic:

-How is following a religious vocation a courageous and radical act?
-What is your understanding of a priest, deacon or religious brother or sister today?
-What does it take to give your whole life to Christ?

The contest is open to all students in grades 4 to 8 who attend a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Louisville or who are participating in religious education or youth ministry. Religion teachers, catechists and youth ministers at each parish or school may serve as a sponsor for each student who submits an essay. Sponsors should review the student’s essay before submission to ensure that it meets essay guidelines, a news release from the Vocation Office said.

Essays should be between 100 and 300 words in length and should be typed in a standard black typeface and double spaced. Each student may submit one essay.

The Vocation Essay Contest begins Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 31. Winners will be announced by Nov. 21.

The winning essay from each grade division will be awarded a certificate and $100. Certificates will be awarded to the second and third place essays in each grade division. The winner in each grade division along with his or her parents will be invited to a Serra Club luncheon at the University Club Dec. 15.

The winner in each grade division along with his or her parents will be invited to a Serra Club luncheon at the University Club Dec. 15.

For forms, click here or contact the Vocation Office by phone at 636-0296 or by emailing vocations@archlou.org.

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