EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students have until March 13 to submit essays to St. Anthony’s Guild for an online contest in honor of its patron saint, Anthony of Padua.
Entrants should compose 500 to 750 words about what St. Anthony means to people, how he helps inspire people or what he has meant for the Church.
According to its website, the guild is looking for “something that will inspire online readers to appreciate our patron.”
Winning essays will be published on the website of St. Anthony’s Guild, and authors will receive a cash prize of $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. An equal amount will be donated to a charity or cause chosen by the winners.
The guild, whose director is Joseph Hertel, OFM, began publicizing the contest in summer 2010. News about the more than 85-year-old guild can be found on its Facebook page.