Diocese of Joliet

Home » Social Concerns » Office for Human Dignity » Justice & Peace Ministry » 

Justice & Peace Ministry

About Us
Justice and Peace - Home
News Headlines
- E-Alert and Newsletter Archive
- Pax Blog
Diocesan Committees
Resources
Members of Congress Serving the Diocese
Orange Mass
Initiatives
- Jail and Prison Ministry
Addiction and Recovery
Employment and Training
Families of Incarcerated Information
Healthcare Access
Housing
Legal Assistance and Information
Mental Health
Re-entry Guide
Victims of Crime Resources
Immigration Information
- Catholic Campaign for Human Development
- Justice for Immigrants
- Economic Justice for All: A year long focus
Online Conversation
Advocacy Activities
Economic Justice for All Readings & Discussion Questions
Additional Readings & Resources
Calendar of Events
Contact Us
Economics Resources
Advocacy Resources
Catholic Social Teaching Resources
Climate Change Resources
Fair Trade Resources
Hunger Resources
Bread for the World 2018
 

 Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Creating on the Margins

   Congratulations to the two winners of the CCHD Art Contest for the Diocese of Joliet, Tanya Masnyk and Alyssa Gomez!

 The “Creating on the Margins” national multi-media art contest is an annual contest sponsored by the Catholic    Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). CCHD is the anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. CCHD works to empower those with low-income to address the root causes of poverty in their own communities and enact change. In our Diocese, CCHD currently funds 5 organizations working on concerns of human dignity such as: poverty, immigration, child abuse and job availability for disabled persons. This art contest is called “Creating on the Margins” because it seeks to inspire education and action in young people on issues of social justice. This year’s theme was “Share the Journey with Young Migrants and Refugees.”

Here in our Diocese of Joliet, young artists from grades 7-12 had a chance to participate. We’d like to commend our two winners for the Diocese. Tanya Masnyk, a freshman from St. Francis High School, was recognized as the winner for the 7-9th grade category. Alyssa Gomez, a junior at Joliet Catholic Academy, was recognized as the winner for the 10-12th grade category. Both students received a $100 prize and the opportunity to compete at the national level.

 

7-9th Grade Category Winner

Planting the Seeds of Our Future

By: Tanya Masnyk

 

10-12th Grade Category Winner

across the border

By: Alyssa Gomez

 

there’s a girl that sits across the border

and she looks a lot like me

but her almond eyes will never see

the sand of shining seas

 

there’s a boy that sits across the border

and he looks just like my brother

his almond eyes are bloodshot red

still looking for his mother

 

there’s a child that sits across the border

saying “donde esta mi Dios?”

her almond eyes begin to cry    

“maldecir las montañas y rios”

 

and we’re all right here, across the border

a line that we dare not to cross

how long will it take our people to see

that their loss is also our loss

 

dare i say that we go cross the border

to save the ones we forgot

“what you do for the least of my children,

you do unto me”

do we not?

 

Honorable Mention

Refugee

By: Monique Robinson, 8th grade at Mother Teresa Catholic Academy

 

Running towards freedom in order to be completely safe.

Escaping from war and persecution.

Freedom is their goal.

Unhappy that they have to leave behind their family.

Guns and war constantly killing people with no way out.

Everything is gone.

Everything but their spirit to live.

 

Other Student Entries

 

Share the Journey

By: Katherine Lemke, freshman at St. Francis High School

 


Alyssa Neri, 8th Grade at Mother Teresa Catholic Academy 

 

 

One Road, Two Paths, One Outcome

By: Josephine Schlosser, freshman at St. Francis High School

 

Vera Wei, freshman at St. Francis High School

 

 

Still Children

By: Meghan Ward, freshman at St. Francis High School

 

 

The Final Destination

By: Gigi Singh, freshman at St. Francis High School