Diocese of Grand Island to Sponsor Pro-Life Youth Contests
GRAND ISLAND, NE – January 3, 2019 – The Diocese of Grand Island is sponsoring its Annual Culture of Life Art Contest and Pro-Life Essay Contest for youth. The Art Contest is for grades Kindergarten through Grade 6. The drawing/picture should be on 8 ½ x 11 paper and must have a culture of life theme that could be used for the Knights of Columbus, One Rose, One Life prayer cards in 2020. The Essay Contest is for Grades 7 through 11 and should be typed, 300 – 400 words in length. The 7th and 8th grade theme is: “Family as Sanctuary of Life”. The 9th through 11th grade theme is “Marriage and Family as the Foundation of Society.”
Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries from each grade. The top entries from both contests will then be submitted to the Nebraska Knights of Columbus statewide contests.
Submission deadlines are as follows: February 20, 2019, for the Art Contest and March 25, 2019, for the Essay contest. Entries should be sent to: Diocese of Grand Island, Attn: Pro-life Director, 2708 Old Fair Road, Grand Island, NE 68803-5221. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Kube, Pro-Life Director, cell number 308-390-1605.
Click below to Download Entry Form and Rules
Thousands of U.S. Catholics Prepare for Launch of “9 Days for Life” Campaign on January 14th
WASHINGTON—On January 14, 2019, thousands of Catholics across the country will join in prayer for “9 Days for Life.” The prayer campaign, sponsored by the Committee on Pro Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. The novena and day of prayer are a time of recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.
The overarching intention of the novena is that all human life will be respected. Each day of the “9 Days for Life” novena highlights a related topic and provides a reflection, educational information, and suggested daily actions.
Participants can subscribe to receive the daily prayers at www.9daysforlife.com.