Tuesday, April 5, 2011
i-Confess contest promotes New York event
By Mary DeTurris Poust
It's not a joke or an app or part of the new Mass. It's a digital campaign to drum up interest in the All Day Confessions event that will be happening in New York on Monday, April 18. The Archdiocese of New York in conjunction with the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre is sponsoring the i-Confess campaign, asking students to create and submit short YouTube-style videos promoting the Sacrament of Penance for a chance to win a top prize of $25,000 toward an educational scholarship. The student's school will receive an additional $25,000. A second place prize of $10,000 will be awarded, as well as multiple third place prizes of $1,000.
So far the YouTube site for i-Confess has 13 entries posted, including the one above featuring a seminarian. What do you think? Do you have a favorite? Will it bring people back to confession? (h/t Frank Weathers for this one.)
Related to this topic, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has issued a pastoral letter on the Sacrament of Penance. You can read that HERE.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 4:51 PM