“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us.” Hebrews 12:1
A saint is a special friend of God who lived a holy life and now lives with God in heaven. The Church calls some holy people, “saints.” The Church wants us to know their stories because saints did everything for God. Saints are heroes of our faith. Complete the activities below to enhance and deepen your understanding of the Saints.
Have fun working on these handouts and knowing more about the “Labors of the Saints” and “Saintly Trick-or-Treat.”
View Handout (Older Children)
View Handout (Younger Children)
Email Ms. Maria your completed handout.
It’s family game night so gather everyone together and enjoy playing these games. 😊
Play the Memory Card Game
Play the Saints Pictionary Game
Parents, we hope you and your family had fun playing these games. Share with Ms. Maria some of the patron saints you learned about.
Most people have a favorite saint or stories of a saint that has touched their lives. Enjoy completing the craft activity.
View Craft for Boys
View Craft for Girls
View Craft for Older Children
Send a picture of the craft you worked on and completed to Ms. Maria.
The saints inspire us on our own paths toward God. They show us that everyday holiness is within our grasp.
Saintly Sinners by Kathy Coffery
People Who Need People by Leonard Foley, OFM
How and Why the Church Canonizes Them by Fr. Byron Miller
Parents, what are two things you learned from reading these articles? Email Ms. Maria and let her know.
The Communion of Saints – Reflections by Fr. John Williamson
How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?
Parents, what did your family learn from watching the videos, either “Communion of Saints” or “How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints”? Email Ms. Maria because she is curious to know.
St. Martin de Porres’ feast day is on November 3. He is known as the patron of race relations.
St. Leo the Great’s feast day is on November 10. He is known as the patron of historians.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s feast day is on November 13. She is known as the patroness of immigrants.
Blessed Carlo Acutis was beatified on October 15, 2020. Watch this video and learn about this modern-day saint’s life.
Parents, what did your family learn about the life of St. Martin de Porres, St. Leo the Great, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini or Blessed Carlo Acutis? Please email Ms. Maria and share.
Associate Director of Faith Formation