Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catechism Competition Creates Champions

Published February 9, 2006

At Holy Spirit Preparatory School, students kicked off Catholic Schools Week by showing off their knowledge of their Catholic faith.

At the Lower School, students participated in the Monsignor (Edward J.) Dillon Catechism Bowl. Two students from each grade level two through six won classroom competitions and earned the right to compete in front of the entire Lower School. Assistant director of campus ministry, Maria Zuniga quizzed the children on their knowledge of the Catholic faith.

Emily Meyers, a fifth- grader, was the overall winner with the correct answer to the question “What sin results from a person desiring goods of others?” The winner of the second/third-grade competition was Ciara Doyle, who correctly answered the question “What are the laws of the Church called?”

Holy Spirit Prep School Upper School students began Catholic Schools Week with the Logos Catechism Contest. The name refers to the opening lines of St. John’s Gospel, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” The contest is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and named after the Logos.

Two students from each grade level won classroom competitions during religion class to earn the right to compete in front of the entire Upper School community. Michael Verlander, theology department chair, quizzed the students. Father Ricardo Bailey, parochial vicar at Holy Spirit Church, and Father Peter Devereaux, LC, assistant chaplain of the school, judged the answers.

Senior Chris Dale defeated sophomore Elizabeth Hanna in the final round.