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DEADLINE Feb. 1 for Art Contest


Try Prayer! It Works! 2014 Contest

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

It’s time to submit those entries for the 2014 “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, 2014.

Sponsored by Family Rosary, the “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The 19th annual national competition attracts more than 1,000 entries from more than 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 – Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief – focuses on The Presentation in the Temple. The Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary tells the story of Simeon, who recognizes that Jesus is the Messiah. He has waited a lifetime to witness this moment and is rewarded for his faith. The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest asks entrants to use creativity to depict their thoughts and feelings on what The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple 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 contest. All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 1. Questions? Call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 800-299-PRAY (7729).

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