Speak UP - Tell us about your favorite priest!

Pope Benedict XVI has declared this the "Year of the Priest." As part of an effort to increase the awareness of all that our priests do for our parishes, families, communities and Church, Genesis Ministries is looking for your stories! Nominate your favorite priest in our "Year of the Priest Contest" by sharing a story of how he has impacted your life - it can be as serious or funny as you choose.

To enter the contest, please include the following in your submission:
  • Your full name (first & last), address, email and phone number.
  • Date of birth (including year, please)
  • Your parish name and city
  • Priest's name and parish or religious community
  • Priest's address (if known)
  • Your story! (please indicate if we can reprint your story in our blog)
Submit all information by October 5, 2009, to info@genesis-ministries.org with the subject: "Year of the Priest". Winners will be announced to the public on November 1 through this blog. (Individual winners will be notified personally prior to that date.)

Grand Prize
is dinner for the winner and their nominated priest at a local restaurant and a gift certificate to Faith at Work for the entrant (restaurant to be determined with winner and priest at the end of contest). Up to 10 Runners-up will receive one of several books related to various topics of faith.

Prize eligibility requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 39 at the time of entry.
  • Must reside and/or worship in Oakland County, MI
  • Priest must serve within the Archdiocese of Detroit area.
All stories are eligible for re-publication within our blog if so designated, regardless of above requirements. Entries will be judged by a panel of young adults within the Genesis Ministries network.