Liturgical Calendar

Saint of the Day:

Saint Bonaventure (1221-1274)


  • Reading 1: Exodus 1:8-14, 22
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8
  • Alleluia: Matthew 5:10
  • Gospel: Matthew 10:34—11:1


Through his brilliance and loyalty, Saint Bonaventure upheld and defended the Franciscan order. He was friendly and compassionate. He is a model of what it means to live life well. …



Classroom activities

Introduction to the Gospels

This worksheet guides students as they explore the Gospels.

Okay, Gang, Listen Up!

Students look up and read several passages that highlight Jesus’ instructions to his disciples. This worksheet then challenges students to …

Life Issues B Activity: Meeting Jesus: A Guided Meditation

A guided meditation that uses the imagination to spend time with Jesus and understand how he wants us to live.

Mathematical Equations for Matthew

Explain to the students that this activity is designed to familiarize them with the Gospel of Matthew. Mention that it asks them to solve and create some mathematical equations based on the Gospel. Write the following examples on the board, …