Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest


Holy Trinity Council 12394 Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Youth Essay Contest

All Catholic students in public, private and parochial schools grades 8-12, are invited to participate in the 2019-2020 Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. Students are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 word essay on the theme of Charity.


Due Date and Award Information

Winning contestants on the local level will be recognized with a $50 award and the opportunity to have their essays entered in the contest at the state and national levels.

Participants are required to furnish written parental consent and submit essays by Friday, October 18th.


Discuss the meaning of Virtue and how you live and embody the virtue of Charity.

“Charity is the theological virtue which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1822

Biblically, virtue is understood as the conformity of life and conduct with the principles of morality, while Charity signifies the reciprocal love between God and man, one that is manifest in unselfish love and eloquently shown in the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).


Chairman Contact Information

Sir Knight Conor Maher
Essay Contest Chairman