liturgical calendar

Saint of the Day:

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne (d.651)


  • Reading 1: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96:1 and 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13
  • Gospel: Luke 4:16-30


Saint Aidan devoted considerable energy to expanding his understanding of Christianity. He wanted to understand God fully. In what areas of Christianity do you lack knowledge? How could you learn ...



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 ...