Now is an exciting time to be Catholic. Two thousand years ago, right after the events of Pentecost, the Apostles boldly went out and preached the Gospel in new ways. Think about the wide-open world they had to preach to, a world that had literally never heard of Jesus Christ. Sometimes, it can seem like there’s no new ground to cover… but your passion is something new. There are still lands to be witnessed to; there are still people who have never seen a Catholic that loved their faith.
Your generation is uniquely equipped to spread God’s word. No one understands the quickly changing world like you – you know the media, the technology, and the challenges of modern-day living. You have a chance to witness like no one ever before.
Our friends at ‘Goodness Reigns’ have come up with a way to help you rise to the challenge – and potentially win some amazing prizes. Have you ever heard of World Youth Day? It’s when, every few years, over a million Catholic youth from all over the globe gather together to worship God… and hang out with the Pope. Yep, B16 comes too.
2011. Madrid, Spain. Want to go for free (and bring your friends along too)? Check the details.
“Goodness Reigns: Share the Story” is a short film competition about sharing your faith. If you win, you could be on your way to World Youth Day – all expenses paid! Here are the rules:
- Each film must be no more than seven (7) minutes long.
- Films must be based on one of the following categories:
Church History (including Bible stories and lives of the Saints)
Sacraments of the Church
The present-day missionary spirit of an individual or organization affiliated with the church
Participants can enter and win three ways:
- High School Group Award. Open to those who will be 14-18 in August 2011.
Winning group will have the choice between: Free trips for up to 10 youth/chaperones to World Youth Day OR $15,000 in video equipment.
- Young Adult Group Award. Open to people 18-30 years old in the summer of 2011.
Winning group will have the choice between: Four all expenses paid trips to World Youth Day OR $8,000 in computer equipment.
- Individual Category Awards. Open to anyone 14 and up. One winner will be chosen from each category.
Winners will choose between: Traveling with one parent or friend for free to World Youth Day OR receiving $4,000 in computer equipment.
- Every film will be posted on GoodnessReigns.com after the winners are announced; so no matter what, you’ll be witnessing through the web.
For more information, check out www.goodnessreigns.com or email [email protected]