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Entries Sought for Family Rosary's 2015 "Try Prayer! It Works!" Contest.


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

The call for entries has been announced for the 2015 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest. In this national competition sponsored by Family Rosary, children participate in an inspiring faith experience as they express their faith through art, poetry and prose. 09252014NEWSjpg1

The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The national competition attracts more than 1,000 finalist entries from approximately 22,000 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 “Being about the work of my Father,” focuses on obedience and faithfulness. The participants will reflect on and express how they listen to God and how they do the work that God calls them to do, thereby living out the Fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

“Following God’s direction is never easy but it’s always important. Like Jesus, we must listen with our heart and follow the path that is laid before us,” said Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. “The ‘Try Prayer! It Works!’ Contest this year will help children understand more deeply how they can model their lives after Christ through His example for us in the Fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.” 09252014NEWSjpg2

The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest asks entrants to use creativity to depict their faith. Children 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 All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 2, 2015. Questions? Call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 800-299-PRAY (7729).

Family Rosary was founded in 1942 by Servant of God 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. 09252014NEWSjpg3

In the spirit of its founder, Servant of God Patrick Peyton, 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) or visit www.Family

Artwork shown here from previous contest winners.

Holy Cross Family Ministries is sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross