liturgical calendar

Saint of the Day:

Saint Giles (650-710)


  • Reading 1: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
  • Gospel: Luke 4:31-37


At the moment of death, as people pass from this world into another, they often need help. Saint Giles is a member of the group called the "14 Holy Helpers," ...



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 ...