Youth Events

Youth pilgrimage

The men’s and women’s Benedictine communities at Monastery Immaculate Conception and St. Meinrad Archabbey are co-sponsoring the Benedictine Hills Pilgrimage for youth and young adults on Oct. 18.

The day’s events will begin at noon Central Daylight Time at the Archabbey Church of St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Ind. Following a brief prayer for pilgrims, participants will walk the six miles along country roads to Monastery Immaculate Conception with a stop along the way at Monte Cassino Shrine for prayer, a news release from St. Meinrad said.

Pilgrims will arrive at the Monastery Church in Ferdinand for vespers at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A cookout with members from both communities will follow.

The Benedictine Hills Pilgrimage is open to parish youth groups, campus ministry groups and Newman Center communities, as well as individuals who wish to join the walk, the release said. Groups are encouraged to bring a banner to walk with and to use in the procession into the Monastery Church.

The cost is $7 per pilgrim and will cover the cost of supper. Lunch is not provided.

Participants are reminded to bring comfortable walking shoes, snacks, bottled water, sunglasses, sunscreen and warm or cool clothes, depending on the weather.

Pilgrims are asked to register at and to monitor the website in the event of rain.

Call for entries

Family Rosary, a national organization that promotes praying the rosary, will begin accepting applications for the 2015 “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest. The contest is open to students in kindergarten to 12th grade. Students are encouraged to express their faith through art, poetry and prose, a release from the organization said.

This year’s theme “Being about the work of my Father,” focuses on obedience and faithfulness. Visit for more details or to download an application. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 2, 2015.


St. Stephen Martyr School, 2931 Pindell Avenue, will hold its first walk-a-thon fundraiser Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. The students and staff will walk through Audubon Park in order to raise money for the school. For more information, call the school office at 635-7141.

Children’s show

Children ages 8-10 are invited to enter a contest to appear in an episode of “A Day with Uncle FunBuck.” The episode details how to fly a Goodyear blimp and filming will take place in Akron, Ohio, home of the Goodyear blimp.

Buck O’Connor, a parishioner at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, created “A Day with Uncle FunBuck,” a children’s television show. The shows are under review with Kentucky Educational Television. To learn more, visit

Poetry contest

Kiera Bates, an eighth-grader at St. Albert the Great School, won first place for her poem “Shaker Men and Women,” in the Council of Teachers of English Language/Language Arts’ annual writing contest.

Bates wrote her poem after visiting a Shaker village with her classmates.

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