Parish Priests Turn Chefs in Fundraising Contest for Local Anti-Hunger Initiatives

In a unique initiative, parish priests are taking on the role of chefs as they participate in an annual cooking contest organized by the Diocese of Scranton.

The contest, known as ‘Rectory, Set, Cook!’, encourages priests to create individual cooking videos showcasing their favorite recipes, with supporters making small monetary donations for votes.

All proceeds from the fundraiser go towards local anti-hunger efforts led by Catholic Social Services.

“Priestly Cook-Off for a Cause: Diocese of Scranton Launches ‘Rectory, Set, Cook!’ to Support Anti-Hunger Programs”

The Diocese of Scranton introduces its annual culinary contest, ‘Rectory, Set, Cook!’, where parish priests step into the kitchen to raise funds for local anti-hunger initiatives.

Priests create cooking videos featuring favorite recipes, and supporters contribute monetary donations, with each $10 donation serving as a vote for their preferred pastor chef or team.

The proceeds benefit Catholic Social Services, supporting programs like the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen and various food pantries.

“Collars and Scholars Unite: Priests Showcase Cooking Skills in Annual Fundraiser for Diocese of Scranton”

Embracing the theme ‘Collars and Scholars,’ the Diocese of Scranton continues its third-year tradition of ‘Rectory, Set, Cook!’ where participating parish priests, assisted by Catholic school students, showcase their culinary talents.

The unique fundraiser encourages supporters to make monetary donations, with proceeds exceeding $50,000 in previous years. The diocese aims to surpass the $200,000 mark this year, with homelessness added as a new cause for support.

“From Sacraments to Sauces: Catholic Priests Swap Collars for Aprons in Charity Cooking Contest”

Breaking away from traditional roles, Catholic priests are donning aprons and showcasing their culinary skills in the annual ‘Rectory, Set, Cook!’ contest.

The event, organized by the Diocese of Scranton, invites priests to create cooking videos, and supporters contribute monetary donations, with the aim of surpassing the fundraising success of previous years.

The initiative supports local anti-hunger efforts and addresses homelessness in Luzerne County.

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