**BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN REGARDING YOUTH ACTIVITIES**

ATTENTION:  COUNCIL YOUTH DIRECTORS FOR THOSE COUNCILS WHO PLAN IN  CONDUCTING THE CATHOLIC CITIZENSHIP ESSAY CONTEST FOR 2017-2018.

 Supreme has announced the topic for this Columbian Year’s Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.

 The theme of this year’s contest is “Going to the Peripheries.”   This year’s contest opens the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work.

 The following words were offered by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on this topic:

 “Through His incarnation, the Lord has united Himself forever with suffering humanity – not as an abstraction, but throughout history with each suffering person.  Jesus is already at the peripheries.  The question for us is whether He will be there alone or whether His disciples will be there with Him.”

 Entrants will discuss the role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries, then select one of the following ideas to complete their essay:

 a)  Describe the work of  one widely known current Catholic who went to the periphery.

 b) Describe the work of one widely known historical Catholic who went to the periphery.

 c)  Describe the work of one person in your life, who helps alleviate human suffering.

 For further information regarding the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest see www.kofc.org/essay.

Here is a link to the contest rules and entry form Essay.pdf

For information and dates of the local contest go to www.iowakofc.org/programs/youth or call Bob Ukena, 515-422-0192 (cell), 515-440-0277 (home)

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