Port. 09/ SecGen.2019 (3-b-10/ CBCI- GC) 10th January, 2019
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY
Winners of the Innovative National Parish Level Crib Contest 2018 - ‘Away In A Manger’
Your Eminence, Your Beatitude, Your Grace, Your Excellency, Your Lordship,
Greetings from the CBCI Secretariat.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the innovative National Parish Level Crib Contest 2018 - ‘Away in a Manger’. The contest saw parishes from across India showcase their creative talents at crib making. It brought to fore great competitive skills in crib making. Our heartiest congratulations to the winners.
1st Place - Rs. 10,000 and a Memento St. Francis Church of Uttar Pradesh – Agra Diocese
2nd Place - Rs. 7,500 and a memento Holy Cross Ch. Manjottie, Karnataka – Mangalore Diocese
3rd Place - Rs 5,000 and a memento St. Pius X Church, Mumbai Archdiocese
They scored 89, 79.5 & 78 points, respectively. Some of the entries were truly an eye-opener; talent, creativity, innovativeness abounded.
The following Consolation Prize winners get Rs. 1,000 and a memento.
1. Sacred Heart Church, Andheri East, Mumbai Archdiocese
2. All Saints' Church, Faridabad, Haryana - Archdiocese of Delhi
3. Sahaya Annai Church, Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu – Diocese of Sivagangai
4. Our Lady of Succour and Good Success, Nago-Salcette Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, Goa
5. Assumption Church, Mithapur, Gujarat - Rajkot Diocese
Our selection panel ranked the top eight from the participating parishes based on the judging criteria - Theme, Originality, Materials used, Creativity and Overall Presentation. The cheque and mementos will be couriered to the winners.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India once again congratulates all the participants but in a special way Indian Catholic Matters who conceived and executed this brilliant initiative.
Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India