The Bishop's Bulletin

Priests eagerly prep for next Last Collar Standing

What happens when you pit priests against each other in a friendly Survivor-style competition? Mayhem and laughs!

Last Collar Standing will return January 16 for the third time, putting 12 priests in the hot seat to compete for the ultimate prize: the Champion Staff and ultimately, bragging rights.

Twelve priests will gather by Zoom during a livestreamed competition to answer trivia questions, complete physical challenges and test their willpower to see who will be the Last Collar Standing.

This is a great way to see priests in a new light, having fun and revealing a new side many of us have never seen.

“I can’t wait! It’s an amazing expereince, even for priests to see other priests in this kind of environment,” Father John Rutten said. “You get to know each other in a new way. This year everyone’s gunning for me because I won the most Facebook likes last year. But it’ll be fun!”

This fun and hilarious competition is a fundraiser for Lumen Christi, a ministry of the diocese that sends missionaries to parishes year round to help form and disciple youth.

Visit www.sfcatholic.org/lastcollar as the date approaches for tips on hosting a watch party either in your home or at your parish. Don’t miss this family-friendly event!