liturgical calendar

Saint of the Day:

Saint Monica (332-387)


  • Reading 1: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90:3-5a, 12-13, 14 and 17
  • Gospel: Matthew 24:42-51


To most people, Monica's son, Saint Augustine, seemed like a lost cause. Few could imagine any way that he would eventually become a Christian. Saint Monica, however, trusted in the ...



classroom activities

School History Scavenger Hunt

Write your name and the names of your group members at the top of this handout. As a group, research ...

Back-to-School Blessing: A Prayer Service for the Beginning of the School Year

A resource/handout for teachers or catechists. Something fun to do on first day of class, or during the beginning of ...

Peace Creed

Writing a Peace Creed (15 minutes) 1. Tell the young people that as much as we might want peace to become a reality in our world, being a peacemaker takes a lot of hard work. The first steps are to ...

A Prayer Invoking Peace

(For use before a meeting or gathering of youth workers.) Song "Give Us Your Peace," by Michael Mahler, Give Your Gifts: The New Songs (Chicago: GIA Publications, 2001). Leader: As we begin this meeting, let us begin with peace. Please ...