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1 Religious Emblems Presented by Daniel Flores

2 Roman Catholic

3 MedalsRosarySaints

4 Light of ChristParvuli DeiAd Altare DeiPope Pius XIILight is Life

5 Joyful MysteriesLuminous Mysteries Sorrowful Mysteries Glorious Mysteries Pray the Rosary

6 SetonNeumannTekakwithaClaver JoguesCabriniBessetteCope DrexelMolokaiIsidoreSerra Rodriguez

7 Light of Christ About the Emblem The purpose is to help the Cub Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend. Program Objectives To support the role of the parents as the primary catechists of their children. To have the Scout identify Jesus as a real person and as his friend. To foster early family religious involvement. To be a stepping stone toward Parvuli Dei and the other religious emblems, when the parents are involved. To serve as a catalyst to draw the parents into a deeper involvement with the church, through the child. Eligibility Registered 6 and 7 year old (Tiger or Wolf) Cub Scout of Catholic Faith. Requirements Each Cub have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the Cub and his parent or guardian to work together. Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed. Although the book could be completed in four to six hours, the goal of earning a religious emblem is to help the Cub develop a personal relationship with Jesus, so it is suggested that steps be spread over several weeks. This will help the Cub understand that this is a long-term commitment, not a one- time project.

8 Parvuli Dei About the Emblem The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community. Program Objectives To help the Scout of his age develop an awareness of God's love for each one of His special, unique created beings. To help the Scout become aware and understand his identity as an important member of his family, his community, and as a member of the Family of God. To continue to develop an awareness as members of the parish and the Body of Christ. To aid the Scout in his awareness of the responsibilities that grow out of God's love for us. Eligibility Registered 8 to 10 year old (Bear or Webelos) of Catholic Faith. Requirements Each Cub have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the Cub and his parent or guardian to work together. The Cub will be required to make a banner as part of the requirements. Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed.

9 Ad Altare Dei About the Emblem The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. The program is organized in chapters based on the seven Sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth. Program Objectives The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church. Eligibility Registered Boy Scout of Catholic Faith. Designed for youth years old, older boys may use this program. Active member of the Troop for 6 months. Completed 6th grade before starting the program. Requirements Each Scout must have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the youth to work on with the guidance of a counselor. The program is designed to be completed in 6-8 months. The use of a Catholic Bible is required for this program. You will need to have one to use. Regular participation in Sunday worship. Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed. Complete the requirements in the Ad Altare Dei Scout Manual. Successfully complete an Ad Altare Dei Board of Review. A trained religious emblems coordinator/counselor/moderator is required to work on religious emblems. Contact your Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to become trained and for ceremony schedules.Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

10 Pope Pius XII About the Emblem Pope Pius XII is Catholic Scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program. The program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained), occupations and ministries in the church as calls from God. It includes youth led discussions on current issues facing the church and society, which are normally included as part of a Pius XII retreat or day of recollection. Eligibility Registered Venture Crew Members and Boy Scout of Catholic Faith. Designed for age year old, but all registered Venturers (male or female before their 21 st birthday) and all registered Boy Scouts (in high school, before their 18 th birthday) are eligible. Requirements Each Venture Crew Member and Scout must have their own Activity Book. The program should be run by the candidates themselves, the adult serves as a Moderator Ideal group size is 4-12, but the course may be run with smaller groups. A number of interviews and an investigation of a controversial issue facing the church or society are integral to the program. A retreat experience, ideally centered on the Pius XII program itself and a ministries service project are required. The program is designed to be completed in 9-12 sessions. As the youth are older, two hour sessions seem to work well, and flexibility is often required in scheduling sessions and interview feed back’s. Successfully complete a Pope Pius XII Board of Review. Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed. A trained religious emblems coordinator/counselor/moderator is required to work on religious emblems. Contact your Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to become trained and for ceremony schedules.Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

11 Light is Life About the Emblem The "Light is Life" is a program developed for scouts of the Eastern- rite Catholic Churches. Light is Life respects the cultural and ritual differences among the various Eastern Catholic Churches. The overall goal of the Light is Life religious emblem program is to bring about in the Scout, through his Eastern Catholic Scouting experience, a deeper awareness of his share in faith-life. Then going forth, he will witness this life through maturity in communal worship and in Christian formation of his world. This program is to be used by the Eastern Catholic Scouts rather than the Ad Altare Dei program. It is not appropriate to work on both programs. Program Objectives The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church. Eligibility Registered Boy Scout of one of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Designed for scouts years old, older or younger scouts may use this program. Must be completed by the youth's 18th birthday. Scouts in an Eastern Catholic Church are to work on Light is Life rather than the Ad Altare Dei emblem. Requirements Each Scout must have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the youth to work on with the guidance of a counselor. The program is designed to be completed in 12 months. The use of a Catholic Bible is required for this program. Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed. A trained religious emblems coordinator/counselor/moderator is required to work on religious emblems. Contact your Eparchial Catholic Committee on Scouting to become trained and for ceremony schedules.Eparchial Catholic Committee on Scouting

12 Joyful Mysteries Answer 5 of 10 of the requirements below for your grade level. Your parent or scout leader will review the answer for correctness. After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete the Patch Order Form (Word PDF) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.WordPDF Requirements for 1 st through 5 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) To whom did the Archangel Gabriel appear? What did the angel tell Mary she must name her son? (Luke 1) What was the name of Mary's husband? Whom did Mary go to visit? (Luke 1) What did Mary and Joseph use for a crib? Where was Jesus born? What gifts did the 3 Kings take to the Baby Jesus? (Matthew 2) When do we celebrate Jesus' birthday? What was the name of the town where Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived? (Luke 2) What sign did God give to the 3 Kings so they could find the Baby Jesus? (Matthew 2) Requirements for 6 th through 12 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) What does the word Annunciation mean? What was Mary's answer to the Angel Gabriel? When Mary visited Elizabeth what did Elizabeth first say to her? (Luke 1) Why were Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem when Jesus was born? Why was Jesus born in a stable? Why will all generations of people call Mary blessed? After Jesus was born, why was He taken to the Temple? (Luke 2) What was God's promise to Simeon? (Luke 2) What did Simeon say when he first held the Baby Jesus? When Jesus was 12, why did He stay behind in the Temple?

13 Luminous Mysteries Answer 5 of 10 of the requirements below for your grade level. Your parent or scout leader will review the answer for correctness. After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete the Patch Order Form (Word PDF) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.WordPDF Requirements for 1 st through 5 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) Who baptized Jesus? What was the name of the river where Jesus was baptized? (Matt. 3) What did God say when Jesus was baptized? What was Jesus' first miracle? (John 2) Where did this first miracle happen? How many disciples went up on the Mountain with Jesus? (Luke 9) Who appeared on the mountain With Jesus? (Luke 9) What can you do everyday to make God happy? What did Jesus say about the bread he used at the Last Supper? (Luke 22) What did Jesus say about the wine he used at the Last Supper? (Luke 22) Requirements for 6 th through 12 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) Where was Jesus baptized? What did John the Baptist say about Jesus? What happened at the Wedding at Cana? What did Jesus say to his mother? (John 2) What did his Mother say to the servants? What did Jesus say about the Kingdom of God? What must we do to enter Heaven? Who were the three disciples who accompanied Jesus up on the mountain? Why were they going to set up three tents? What was the significance of the bread and wine at the Last Supper?

14 Sorrowful Mysteries Answer 5 of 10 of the requirements below for your grade level. Your parent or scout leader will review the answer for correctness. After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete the Patch Order Form (Word PDF) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.WordPDF Requirements for 1 st through 5 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) How did Jesus die? Who betrayed Jesus and how did he do it? (Luke 22: 47-49) Why did Pilate ask Jesus who He was? What did Jesus answer? What is a crown of thorns and why was it placed on Jesus’ head? What did the crowd of people keep shouting? When Jesus carried the cross, how many times did He fall? How many thieves were crucified with Jesus? What did the sign of Jesus’ cross say? (Luke 23:38) Where was Jesus buried? Requirements for 6 th through 12 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) Who betrayed Jesus? What sign did he give to the soldiers? (Matt 26: 47-49) How much was he paid to betray Jesus? Why did the soldiers beat Jesus? What is a crown of thorns? How many times did Peter deny Jesus? Who was forced to help carry the cross? (Luke 23: 26) What did one of the thieves ask of Jesus? (Luke 23: 40-42) What did Jesus say in response? What were Jesus' last words? (Luke 23: 46)

15 Glorious Mysteries Answer 5 of 10 of the requirements below for your grade level. Your parent or scout leader will review the answer for correctness. After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete the Patch Order Form (Word PDF) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.WordPDF Requirements for 1 st through 5 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) When do we celebrate the Resurrection? Who discovered the tomb was empty? (John 20) What was she told to do? (Matt 28:5) Who rolled back the stone from the tomb? (Matt 28) Before the Ascension, what did Jesus tell the disciples? (Matt 28) What did He promise the disciples (Matt 28:20) Where is Jesus seated in Heaven? Who is the Immaculate Conception? When do we celebrate the Immaculate Conception? What is Mary's title in Heaven? Requirements for 6 th through 12 th grade (Answer 5 of 10 questions) To whom did Jesus first appear after He had risen? (Mark 16:9) What did He say to her? (John 20) What did the disciples see when they looked into the tomb? (John 20) On what road did Jesus first meet the disciples? (Luke 24) How did the Holy Spirit appear to the disciples? (Acts 2) What sacrament confers the gifts of the Holy Spirit? What symbol represents the Holy Spirit? Why do we refer to Mary as our Blessed Mother? What is the Assumption? How was Mary assumed into Heaven?

16 Pray the Rosary Answer the requirements below for your grade level. Your parent or scout leader will review the answer for correctness. After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete the Patch Order Form (Word PDF) and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.WordPDF Requirements for 1 st through 5 th grade Say "The Apostles Creed" Memorize and then pray the "The Our Father" Memorize and then pray the "The Hail Mary" Memorize and then pray the "Glory be to the Father" Say the "The Hail, Holy Queen" prayer Say the "Fatima Prayers" Say the "St. Michael Prayer" Pray the Rosary by doing one of the following: - Joyful Mysteries - Sorrowful Mysteries - Glorious Mysteries - Luminous Mysteries Requirements for 6 th through 12 th grade Memorize and then pray the "The Apostles Creed" Memorize and then pray the "The Our Father" Memorize and then pray the "The Hail Mary" Memorize and then pray the "Glory be to the Father" Memorize and then pray the "The Hail, Holy Queen" Pray the "Fatima Prayers" and "St. Michael Prayer" Memorize each of the mysteries. Pray the Rosary in it’s entirety (all four sets of mysteries)

17 Elizabeth Ann Seton Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements What distinguishes St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from all other saints before her? When did she become a saint? When is the feast day of this saint? What are some of the difficulties that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton had to endure during her lifetime? What are some of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's accomplishments? St. Elizabeth Ann Seton had two great devotions, what were they? Why were they important to her? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor some of the values that you admire most about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. What is she known for? How can you be more like her? Draw a picture showing some of her accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton had an ardent love for the Blessed Sacrament. Attend Mass and observe the parishioners receiving the sacrament of the Eucharistic. Discuss with your parents or counselor your experience seeing and/or receiving the Eucharist. What does it mean to you? Elizabeth Seton told her sisters, "The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner He wills it; and thirdly, to do it because it is His will." Perform a service to your Church that you feel best represents what is meant by this quote.

18 John Neumann Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on and Feel free to use other resources. 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was he born? Where was he ordained a priest and why here? Did he prefer ministering in the city or countryside? In what diocese did he become bishop? What was one of the skills he brought to the people he ministered to? What were some of his major accomplishments? What was significant about his canonization to U.S. history? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about St. John Neumann. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. On one occasion, St. John Neumann made a trip of 25 miles over mountain roads in order to administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to a single child. Remember that transportation was a lot more difficult back in the 1850’s. Attend confession. Discuss with your parents or counselor about your experience. Research a ministry in your parish. Create a poster(s) that are written in a language other than your primary language. Describe a ministry in your parish. Participate and encourage other to help out with this ministry. St. John Neumann took seriously our Lord’s words, “Go and teach all nations.”. Meet with your Religious Education Coordinator at your church. Assist a catechism class or youth in grade K – 5th by sharing a craft activity (examples: weave a palm cross, make a rosary with them, read a story from the Bible).

19 Kateri Tekakwitha Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on and Feel free to use other resources.www.newadvent.orgwww.Catholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was she born? What tragedy happened to her and her people when she was four years old? Who was the person who converted and baptized her? Where was she forced to move to and what did she do there? What is the name of the association named after her? When is the Blessed Kateri's feast day celebrated? What special distinction does Blessed Kateri have to Catholic Americans? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. What is she known for? How can you be more like her? Draw a picture showing some of her accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha found a place in the woods where she could pray an hour a day. Write a prayer, find a special place in nature and say your prayer. At the Christian colony of Indians Kateri lived a life dedicated to prayer and care for the sick and aged. Find a small feather and pin it to you shirt in remembrance of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Contact the volunteer coordinator at a local children's hospital or senior citizen home and arrange a visit. Bring some games to play. Share some laughs.

20 Peter Claver Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements St. Peter Claver was born in Spain and sailed to which country to perform his life work. When did he become a saint? When is the feast day of this saint? St. Peter Claver is considered the Patron Saint of whom? What is St. Peter Claver known for (major accomplishment)? Peter Claver understood that concrete service like the distributing of medicine, food or brandy to his black brothers and sisters could be as effective a communication of the Word of God as mere verbal preaching. What did Peter Claver often say? Activities What did Peter Claver often say? Create a poster with those words and hang it for many to see. Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. As soon as a slave ship entered the port, St. Peter Claver sprung into action providing medicine and food. Create a first-aid kit and keep it in your car or home just in case you need to help someone. Start a food drive. Create signs and posters. Place these in your school or church and request food donations. Distribute the food to the needy in your parish.

21 Isaac Jogues Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.newadvent.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was he born? Who captured him? How did he escape? When he finally got back to Europe, why was he revered by so many people? What did the Pope permit him to do? When was he canonized, and who were the other North American martyrs canonized with him? What are some of his accomplishments? When is the feast of St. Isaac Jogues? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about St. Isaac Jogues. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Martyrs are witnesses of the faith. Their witness goes all the way; they are willing to lay down their lives for their religious convictions. Create a collage of pictures of the other martyrs who were canonized with St. Isaac Jogues. St. René Goupil, a companion of St. Isaac Jogues, died because he made the Sign of the Cross on the foreheads of Indian children. Create a cross out of craft material and hang it in your room in remembrance of their deeds.

22 Frances Xavier Cabrini Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was she born? When is the feast day for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini? What distinguishing fact distinguishes her sainthood in American history? Why was she refused admission into the Daughters of the Sacred Heart and the Canossian order? She was one of the seven founding members of which order? Where is the first orphanage she founded in the U.S. located? What is its name? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. What is she known for? How can you be more like her? Draw a picture showing some of her accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's story is an epic of hope; she was an encouraging saint in a time when people need encouragement. Contact a local orphanage or children hospital and perform a good deed. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini started several missions during her life. Contact your diocese (or eparchy) and find a mission program that you can help out (e.g. Loaves and Fishes).

23 Andre Bessette Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on and Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.orgwww.Catholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Brother André expressed a saint's faith by a lifelong devotion to which saint? An epidemic broke out at a local college where he lived. What were some of the events that transpired and what did he do? When asked why there is a small statue on his windowsill with Mount Royal in the background what did Blessed André Bessette reply? What did Blessed André Bessette and others plant on Mount Royal? How was St. Joseph honored on Mount Royal? When is the feast day of Blessed André Bessette? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about Blessed André Bessette. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. When he heard someone was ill, he visited them to bring cheer and to pray with the sick person. Visit a sick person in your parish and share some laughs. Blessed André Bessette spent years planning and developing a shrine. Plan and execute a service project for your parish or community.

24 Marianne Cope Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was she born? What community did she join? Where were they located? Who was its founder? In what hospital was she a supervisor? What was unique about this hospital? Where did she begin ministry in 1883 and what were some of her accomplishments? When is the feast day of Blessed Mother Marianne Cope? Blessed Mother Marianne Cope moved to Hawaii to help which ailing priest care for people with leprosy? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about Blessed Mother Marianne Cope. What is she known for? How can you be more like her? Draw a picture showing some of her accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Collect some uplifting books, magazines, games or puzzles and take them to a children hospital in your area. Call your local hospital or nursing home and inquire into how you can volunteer. Assist with a service project that will help at least one person who is sick. Document what you did and share it with your family and friends.

25 Katharine Drexel Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements When did she become a saint? What kind of upbringing did St. Katherine Drexel have as a child that led her down the path to help others? What groups of people did St. Katherine Drexel dedicate her life to helping and why? What was considered one of her crowning achievements? What prompted St. Katherine Drexel to devote her life to serving African Americans and Native Americans? When is St. Katherine Drexel's feast day? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about St. Katherine Drexel. What is she known for? How can you be more like her? Draw a picture showing some of her accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Organize a food drive and donate the food to charitable organization in her name. St. Katherine Drexel lived her life to serve African Americans and Native Americans. What can you do in your community to assist others? Organize a fund raising event or service project.

26 Damien of Molokai Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on and Feel free to use other resources.www.newadvent.orgwww.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements He took the name of a 4th century physician and blessed when he became a priest…Fr. Damien. What was his original name and why do we call him Blessed Damien of Molokai? Before going to Hawaii, Blessed Damien of Molokai worked as a missionary. What were the circumstances that allowed him to travel to Hawaii? When did he become a priest? Blessed Damien of Molokai was given a memorial feast day by Pope John Paul II in When is that day celebrated? What is Blessed Damien of Molokai most known for devoting his life to? King David Kalakaua bestowed what honor on Damien? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about Blessed Damien of Molokai. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Create a poster of hope and deliver it to a children hospital in your community. Visit with the sick or elderly. Spend time learning what they like. Possibly bring a kitten or puppy from the pound to visit with the elderly for a couple of hours.

27 Isidore (The Farmer) Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Although St. Isidore the Farmer never set foot on American soil, he is still widely respected as what in the USA? When was he declared a saint? St. Isidore the Farmer was married to a Saint. Who was she? What did St. Isidore do every morning before work and why was it so important? There are known to be several miracles surrounding St. Isidore life. Describe one of the miracles. Activities Discuss with your family or counselor some of the values that you admire most about St. Isidore the Farmer. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Using newspaper, magazines and the Internet create a collage of pictures that describes the life of St. Isidore the Farmer. St. Isidore the Farmer is known for helping those in need and for feeding animals. Attend a Mass in the morning and then perform a service project that will feed the needy or help the animals in your community. Attend Mass every morning for a week. Discuss with your family or friends how it felt to start your day with Mass; then help others, before performing your regular day’s activities.

28 Juniperro Serra Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was he born? After he was ordained, what was the work he did and where? Why did he have so much difficulty walking? Where did he do the majority of his ministry and how many missions did he found? What present day organization is named after him? What is their role? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor some of the values that you admire most about Blessed Junípero Serra. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Blessed Junípero Serra once traveled 900 miles before starting his first mission. Plan and participate in a fundraising event such as a 5 – 10K walk to benefit mission work in your community. Blessed Junípero Serra sought the famous “Regulation” protecting the Indians and the missions. Do you see any injustices in the world still? Write a “Bill of Rights” that you feel will protect those individuals. Discuss with your family or counselor some of the reasons why it is important.

29 Carlos Rodriguez Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on Feel free to use other resources.www.AmericanCatholic.org 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 of the activities. Requirements Where and when was he born? What kind of work did he do until 1946, and what was his specialty? Where did he do the majority of his apostolic work? What was the title of his publication on the liturgy? On what day is his memorial celebrated? As a youngster, what was an opportunity that he never passed up? Activities Discuss with your family or counselor some of the values that you admire most about Blessed Carlos Rodriguez. What is he known for? How can you be more like him? Draw a picture showing some of his accomplishments. Share this picture with your family. Carlos Rodriguez was convinced that “the liturgy is the life of the Church”. Form a prayer group. Read one or more of the following in your group. What did you learn? What should you do differently in your life because of what you read? (Matt. 18:15-35, Luke 9:57- 10:1, Luke 14: 25-35, Mark 10:31-45, John 24: 1-49) Carlos Rodriguez served as an altar boy growing up in his faith. Discuss with your family or counselor the roles you can actively participate in at Mass, then signup and participate in that role.


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