Priestly Contest: 1st Prize Is Free Trip to Rome

NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut, FEB. 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Catholic.net is sponsoring a contest, awarding a free trip to Rome or the Holy Land for the winner.

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Any priest can enter the contest with multiple submissions at no fee.

Contestants are asked to narrate the “most inspiring moment of their priestly ministry,” and submit it through the Catholic.net Web site.

A press release from the group noted that this initiative aims to “promote the beauty of the Catholic priesthood,” especially during this Year for Priests.

Thus, the winner will be given a trip to Rome for the closing of the year in June 2010. For those who already live in that city, an alternate Holy Land pilgrimage is offered.

The contest organizers noted that this competition aims to help priests in this year to reflect upon the “extraordinary presence of God’s Providence” in their lives and ministry.

It is also “a gift from priests to the Church” since “the best testimonies will be compiled into a book at the end of the contest for the enrichment of Catholics everywhere.”

Contest entries must be received by March 19, at which time the best story will be chosen. Runner-ups will be selected for publication in a book, or online posting at the Catholic.net Web site.

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For more information: http://www.catholic.net/contest-for-priests

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