Record number of students submit artwork to Serrans’ annual Vocations Poster Contest

North Texas Catholic
(May 19, 2014) Local

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The first-place prize in fourth grade was won by Katie Hoang.

A proud group of parents, siblings, and several teachers were in attendance at the Serra Awards Ceremony held on April 27 to celebrate with this year’s winners of the annual Vocation Poster Contest. According to Richard Endres, chair of the contest, a record number of artworks was submitted by 14 Catholic school and religious education programs throughout the diocese.

First, second, and third place prizes of $50, $25, and $15 were awarded at each level, first through eighth grades.

Father Jonathan Wallis, diocesan director of Vocations, presented the awards and shared his message about the importance of praying for vocations.

“Jesus Christ has a vocation for all of us,” Fr. Wallis said. “It is our duty to ask him what he wants us to do. If we ask, he will certainly answer.”

In addition, winners and their siblings received rosaries crafted and donated by the Blessed Rosary Makers from Fort Worth and blessed by Bishop Kevin Vann, former bishop of Fort Worth.

“We saw a marked increase in participation this year as well as a strong display of talent,” said Serra Fort Worth President Bill Ross. “As Serrans we are encouraged by the enthusiasm of these young people and the support of their teachers in promoting vocation awareness.”

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