Oratorical Festival 2018

Oratorical Festival 2018– Up to $500 in scholarships.

Dear high school student,

Every year around this time the youth department of our Midwest Diocese organizes an oratorical Festival and gives out scholarships up to $500.
We provide a theme and you write an essay 3-7 minutes long (when read)  – regularly consulting with your parish priest. You will read your essay at the Diocesan assembly at the New Gracanica Monastery on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in the early morning.

The theme for this year is:


“worldly truth is relative” but the Truth of our Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  Hebrews 13:8 & John 14:6

If you are interested in participating, please immediately send a text message to the youth director of our Diocese Fr. Dragan at 317-374-3414. The message must be received no later than February 12th, 2018.

The essay itself is to be turned in by March 19, 2018.

Out of all essays turned in, seven will be chosen and listened to by a special committee who will choose 3 participants to read their essay in front of the Diocesan assembly on the same day. The other four will be asked to serve on the Youth Board of our Diocese.

Thank you and may God’s blessings be upon you.

In Christ,

Diocesan Youth Department