Read about this saint. You can find the answers to these questions on www.AmericanCatholic.org. 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.
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?
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.
Completion of the Activity
After completing the requirements, the participants will complete
the Patch Order Form (WordPDF)
and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the
questions should be reviewed by an adult for correctness and do not need
to be forwarded when ordering the patch.