Catholic Charities Bona Hall, P.O. Box 23825, 1825 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI 54305
2020 Rural Life Essay & Drawing Contest
For students in Grades 1-8, create a picture or write an essay (200 words or less) on the topic: How does faith impact the work of farmers?
Include your name, address, grade and school/parish on the back of your 8.5 x 11 in. drawing or essay. One entry per person.
Please submit your drawing or essay by Feb. 14, 2020.
Schedule and Ticket information: 10:00 am - Mass and blessing of soil, seeds, animals, and machinery 11:30 am - Lunch (See ticket information below.) After lunch speaker: Fr. John Girotti. Lunch Ticket Info: Tickets for the meal must be purchased seven days in advance of the event from the host parish. Cost of the ticket is $10 each. Tickets are obtained by mailing, calling or emailing the host parish.
About the featured speaker: Fr. John W. Girotti is a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Ordained in 2002, he was a parish priest for many years before earning a degree in Canon Law in 2015. Currently, he serves as Vicar for Canonical Services for the Diocese of Green Bay. As a pastor, Fr. Girotti served in four rural parishes in Tigerton, Marion, Wittenberg, and Leopolis and he currently serves as priest celebrant at Holy Rosary Parish in New Holstein. Although he grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, he has fallen in love with rural ministry because “I learned how to be a priest and pastor there.” He regularly teaches and speaks about the Catholic Faith, helping Catholics and those of other faiths to better understand and to follow the Way of the Lord Jesus.
Questions and Additional Information: Contact the Host Parish or the Diocese of Green Bay Office of Living Justice at (920) 272-8344 or toll free within the diocese at 1-877-500-3580 ext. 8344. Partially funded by the Bishop’s Appeal.
The Rural Life Scholarship is a scholarship worth $500 sponsored by the Rural Life Committee of the Diocese of Green Bay. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial aid for an aspiring student going into the agricultural field. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria.
Pursuing post-secondary education that results in serving the agricultural community in their chosen profession
Be an Active Member in Their Parish Community
Exhibit Leadership Qualities
Receive Recommendation from Pastor, Pastoral Leader, or Religious Education Coordinator