CHICAGO (CNS) — Catholic Extension is encouraging young filmmakers to celebrate an “Extension Day” of their own choosing and to film the encounters as part of a video contest sponsored by Catholic Extension.
The contest is called “Make Some Noise!” and will award multiple prizes of up to $1,000 for the ministry of the winner’s choice and the opportunity to have the winning videos seen by Pope Francis.
Extension Day is meant to be a day dedicated to extending the gifts of the Catholic faith through acts of prayer, service or philanthropy. And, because Catholic Extension’s mission is to build the church in areas where challenges are great and resources are scarce, part of the intent is that acts extend beyond the typical boundaries of a parish or youth group or similar organization.
Videos submitted for the contest should be less than two minutes long, explain the activity chosen for Extension Day, and complete the sentence: “Our Extension Day is extending the church’s presence by …” Videos do not need to be polished; they can be recorded on whatever is available.
The entry deadline is Feb. 3. Videos can be submitted through the Instagram website. For more contest details, go to www.extensionday.org.
Judging the submissions will be Catholic actor Chris O’Donnell, star of the CBS drama “NCIS: Los Angeles”; Father Dave Dwyer, director of the website Busted Halo; and Father Mark Mary, co-host of the Eternal Word Television Network program “Life on the Rock.”
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: