Social networking prayer site holds contest to share faith

Social networking prayer site holds contest to share faith

The social networking site May Feelings, dedicated to sharing prayers and messages, has announced a new contest to reward the “most original, creative and effective” efforts that challenge youth to share the faith.

May Feelings is seeking submissions of videos of two minutes or less that express how to “make noise” to bring faith to others. This can take the form of acting, a hashtag trend, an app, a website, or a blog.

“We want to reward those who ‘make noise’ on the internet to bring God to others without fear,” the May Feelings’ contest announcement said Aug. 4. “We seek the most original, creative and effective ‘noise’ that challenges youth.”

“Don’t put limits on your imagination ... just explain that to us in a video,” the announcement continued.

“You do not need great technical skills; you can just record it with your mobile phone.”

Entries may be submitted via e-mail to awards@mayfeelings.com or uploaded to YouTube, with the YouTube link being sent to the same e-mail address.

Entries can be submitted in any language, but non-Spanish language entries must have English-language subtitles. There is no limit on the number of individual submissions, but the deadline for submissions is Nov. 10, 2014.

First Prize in the contest includes an exclusive newsletter from the winner to 150,000 people sent via the May Feelings website and its Pray App; a May Feelings-created video on the submission to be shared with the world; promotion on May Feelings’ social networks to its 30,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; and a winner’s certificate.

The winner will be announced at the May Feelings Gala Awards

Last year’s contest asked for submissions answering whether a mobile phone could help a person pray.

The May Feelings website is www.mayfeelings.com.


Voices

In our time

Archbishop José H. Gomez

As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

Events

February 2015
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28

February 28, 2015

  • Saturday, February 28

    “Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement”: An African American Ministry Forum with Dr. Cecilia Moore, 9:30-11:30 a.m., University Hall, 1775 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma March, which led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a landmark achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. With an eye towards the future, a weekend forum will be held to examine the role of American Catholicism in the Selma Campaign, its history and theology, and what it can teach us about confronting today’s social justice issues in the Church and greater American society. $40. (310) 338-2799.

The Tidings - Home Delivery 300x100

Get our news by email

Together in Mission 300x250
Bob Smith BMW 300x250
Bob Smith Toyota 300x250
Bob Smith Mini 300x250