2011 Share the Story Contest

Thank you to all who participated and supported the 2011 “Share the Story” Contest! 

Final Judging Panel

Doug Barry Co-Host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock

Sr. Helena Burns, FSP Media Educator & Movie Reviewer for Catholic New World

Fr. Dominic De Lay , OP Writer/Director, Mud Puddle Films

Dan DeMatte Youth Minister, Star of the TV mini-series “God or the Girl”

Fred Fosnacht CEO of MyCatholicVoice

Jason Jones American Film Producer and International Humanitarian Advocate

Rob  Kaczmark Partner and Production Manager of Spirit Juice Studios

Matthew Kelly Author and Founder of DynamicCatholic.com

Steve McEveety Executive Producer/Producer for movies such as The Passion of the Christ and Braveheart

Michael McNaught Program Director of the LA Religious Education Congress Film Showcase

Derek Natzke Video Producer for Life Teen, Inc.

Fr. Robert P. Reed President of The CatholicTV Network

Dr. Brian Reynolds, Ed.D. President of Catholic Youth Foundation USA

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB CEO of Salt and Light TV

Brian Singer-Towns President, St. Mary’s Press

Greg Willits Co-Host of Sirius XM’s The Catholics Next Door

Fr. Don Woznicki Founder/Executive director of New Ethos


2011 Goodness Reigns “Share the Story” Short Videos

* Winner + Runner-up **People’s Choice Award Winner


High School Group Award

*Love Begins Here: Diocese of Madison, WI (Missionary Spirit)

+The Pro: Nicholas Smith, Hanceville, AL (Church History)

+The Ten Plagues:  Holy Spirit Youth Ministry, Kimberly, WI (Missionary Spirit)

Accept the Gift: Queen of the Apostles Church, Sunnyvale, CA  (Sacraments)

Finish Line: A Spiritual Awakening: Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY  (Sacraments)

Jesus Is Found in the Temple: St. Peter the Apostle Church, Henderson, NV (Church Teachings)

Modern Day Good Samaritan Rap Music Video: St. Paul’s Life Teen, Schenectady, NY (Church History)

What’s In My Purse?: San Damiano Youth Group, Chicopee, MA (Missionary Spirit)

Finding John Doe: Our Lady of Lourdes/Jubilee Group, Miami, FL (Missionary Spirit)

The Lucifer Chronicle: Our Lady of the Fields Church, Bowie, MD (Church History)

Spring of Life:  Holy Name High School, North Royalton, OH (Missionary Spirit)

All Praise Is Yours:  San Damiano Group, Chicopee, MA (Church History)

Link to Heaven:  Multi Amici, Cincinnati, OH (Sacraments)

Fall to Me:  St. Vincent de Paul Church, Stirling, NJ (Missionary Spirit)

Vigils and Hope: Messmer High School, Milwaukee, MI (Missionary Spirit)

Something More:  Immaculate Conception Academy, Wakefield, RI (Church Teachings)

Morning Star Family Holy Hour: Morning Star, Olean, NY (Missionary Spirit)

The Gift of a Vocation: Immaculate Conception Academy, Wakefield, RI (Church Teachings)

Blazing Boomerangs: Acts of Charity Group, Auburn Hills, MI (Church Teachings)

The Lord’s Prayer: St. John’s Youth Group, Castlewood, SD (Church Teachings)

Missionary Spirit at Queen of Peace: Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY (Missionary Spirit)

Runaway Boat: St. Malachy/Monkey Business Productions, Genesco, IL (Church History)

Sanctify: To Make Free from Sin: Immaculate Conception Youth Group, Cincinnati, OH (Church Teachings)

St. Clare: St. Catherine of Siena Church, Reseda, CA (Church History)

Mary, Our Mother: Rochester Lumina Club, Victor, NY (Church Teachings)

Mary’s Immaculate Heart: Rochester Lumina Club, Victor, NY (Church Teachings)

Founded in Genuine Love: The Dignity of Women: Immaculate Conception Academy, Wakefield, RI (Church Teachings)

Walls: Quiet Waters Srodo Girls, North Collins, NY (Missionary Spirit)
Individual – Church History

*St. Patrick: Anthony Pires, Sacred Heart Church, British Columbia, Canada

Lego Easter Story: Inshal Chenet, Bowie, MD

The Path to Madrid: Patrick McNamara, Annapolis, MD


Individual – Church Teachings

*Covenant: God’s Love & Commitment: Rafael Rodarte, St. Joachim Church, Madera, CA

+Simple Love: Sam Zamarron, Mission, TX

+Searching for Truth: Rebekah Pierre, Maplewood, MN

Mother of the Savior: The Most Blessed Virgin Mary: Dominic Lockavich, Hunlock Creek, PA

Proper Use of Money: Matthew Whittle, Fair Oaks, CA

Bully Wars: West Fork Catholic Community, Moville, IA


Individual – Missionary Spirit

*Our Hometown: Madison Black, Chickasha, OK

+God Is Pro-Life: Franciscan Brothers of Peace, St. Paul, MN

+Jesus in the Streets: St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda, CA

Alive & Kicking: Ariel Guy, Wesley Chapel, FL

An Extra Special Missionary: Gabriela Velasquez, Canterbury, CT

Love is Bound: St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda, CA
Individual – Sacraments

*The Sacrament of Divine Mercy: St. Theresa Church, Sugar Land, TX

+Letting Go: Sean Klooster, Cumming, GA

+Confession: Wil Bernhard, Easley, SC

The Sacraments: Margaret Antonio, Wakefield, RI

Glory to God: St. Catherine of Siena Church, Reseda, CA

Temptations: Presentation of the Blessed Mother Church, Wynnewood, PA


Young Adult Award

*Catholic Integration Agency: Crux Sacra Productions, La Crescenta, CA (Missionary Spirit)

+We Believe: Jacob Popcak, Steubenville, OH (Missionary Spirit)

+/**Don’t Let Me Fall: Made Ministry, Ewa Beach, HI (Church Teachings)

The Eucharist: The Pledge of the Glory to Come: St. Rose of Lima WYD Delegation, Granite Bay, CA (Sacraments)

The Story of the North American Martyrs: The Peer Disciples, Schenectady, NY (Church History)

Beauty: Diana Lourdes Eroza, Cuernavaca, Mexico (Church Teachings)

A Story of Conversion & the Sacraments: Eduardo Valenzuela, Tucson, AR (Sacraments)

Goodness Reigns Through Franciscan Spirituality: Furman University, Greenville, SC (Missionary Spirit)

Greatness: Ellen Kosinski, Warrenville, SC (Church Teachings)

A Link in the Chain: Team Moonshine, Pune, India, (Missionary Spirit)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Chicken Coop Productions, Baraboo WI (Church Teachings)

Eyes of Hope, Ears of Faith: St. Andrew’s Newman Center, Riverside, CA  (Church Teachings)

The Apostle’s Creed: Ryan Bradshaw, Riverside, CA (Church Teachings)

Mylene Amen Song: St. Catherine, Reseda, CA (Church Teachings)

Serving the Poor in Pakistan: Diocese of Faisalabad, Pakistan-Philadelphia, PA  (Missionary Spirit)


All films are now a part of an online treasury of short videos and can be found through www.goodnessreigns.com.