Winners of Priesthood Appreciation Contest announced
Linda Oppelt
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Winners of Priesthood Appreciation Contest announced

COLORADO SPRINGS. The St. Serra Apostolate of Colorado Springs announced the winners of its 2023 Priesthood Appreciation Contest. The contest is held each year in conjunction with Vocations Awareness Week in early November. Students in grades preschool through 12 were invited to submit essays, poems, letters, artwork, videos, or thank-you cards on the theme “No Priest, No Eucharist, What Does That Mean To You?” Following is the list of winners by grade, first names only: 

Grade 9
1st: Macy

Grade 8 - Written
1st: Ethan 
2nd: James
3rd (tie): Aiden, Dennis

Grade 8 - Illustration
1st: Bek
2nd: Brayden
3rd: Julianne

Grade 6 - Written
1st: Elka
2nd: Catherine
3rd: Annabelle

Grade 6 - Illustration
1st: Aria
2nd: Holly
3rd (tie): Luna, Rachel

Grade 5 - Written
1st: Jael
2nd: Aaron
3rd (tie): Anton, Katelyn

Grade 5 - Illustration
1st: Aveline 
2nd (tie): Ben, Ella
3rd (tie): Brady,  Mikyla

Grade 4 - Written
1st: Medora
2nd: Mia
3rd: Rachel

Grade 4 - Illustration
1st: Arabella
2nd: Grace
3rd (tie): Entry #10, Ben

Grade 3 - Written
1st: Juliana
2nd: Victoria
3rd (tie): Caleb, Mikey

Grade 3 - Illustration
1st: Cici
2nd (tie): Chase, Mark 3rd (tie): Angie, Clare

Grade 2
1st: Maria
2nd: Second Grade Class 3rd: Kenny

Grade 1
1st: First Grade Class
2nd: Wyatt 
3rd: John

1st: Kindergarten Class

The Saint Junipero Serra Apostolate will hold its annual anniversary Mass and dinner on Jan. 15. The Mass will be celebrated by our chaplain, Father Kyle Ingels, at the John Henry Newmann Center Chapel near the campus of UCCS at 1845 Stanton Road. The 4 p.m. Mass will be followed by an induction ceremony of new Serrans. A wine reception will follow the Mass with a silent auction that will have religious, secular, seasonal and patriotic items to include several exciting baskets and vacation travel. The catered dinner will feature a keynote speaker who will advance the mission of the Serrans to foster, promote and affirm vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life and through this ministry further our members Catholic faith.

This year we are inviting all parishioners from the diocese to participate in our anniversary celebrations. We are especially interested in inviting anyone who has an interest in promoting vocations in the diocese to consider attending this festive celebration. Tickets to this celebration are on sale for $45 on a first come, first served basis and must be confirmed by 31 December 2023. Tickets can be reserved at 307-922-6813 or serracosprings@diocs.net.

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