John Paul II - July 5

January 6th

About this activity

The goal of this activity is to share the lives of several saints so that the youth might relate to what these people have done and maybe look to these individuals as role models.


The answers to the requirements can be found here.

Answers to Requirements - Trifold

How to start

  • Feel free to use other resources.
  • 1st - 5th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 2 activities OR visit a John Paul II Shrine with your family or group.
    6th - 12th Grades - Complete 5 requirements and 3 activities OR visit a John Paul II Shrine with your family or group.


  • When and where was Pope John Paul II born and what was his given name?
  • When was Pope John Paul II ordained a priest, and who appointed him as an Auxiliary Bishop, Archbishop and Cardinal?
  • When was John Paul II elected Pope, and why did he choose his name?
  • Pope John Paul II traveled to many countries. One was to his homeland of Poland. During his nine day trip, there was a change in Poland – what occurred?
  • When did Pope John Paul II die?
  • When was Pope John Paul II canonized? And when is his feast day?


  • In 2002 Pope John Paul II announced the addition of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, which focus on Jesus‘s public life. Pray the Rosary using the Luminous Mysteries.
  • Pope John Paul II was a witness of Universal Love. He said, “Anything done for another is done for oneself.” Talk with your family and find a special way to show love within your family. Spend some time doing this.
  • )Pope John Paul wrote the letters AMDG on the top left corner of all his papers – this stood for Ad majorem Dei gloriam, “For the greater glory of God.” These words are especially important during the last years of his pontificate when he suffered with Parkinson‘s disease. Research this disease. Pope John Paul did not hide from the public but used this disease “For the greater glory of God”. Visit someone who has a terminal disease and encourage them by sharing Pope John Paul‘s story and praying with them.
  • Pope John Paul II wrote in Dominicae Cenae: “The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love.” Spend an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. Share your experience with your parent(s) or counselor.
  • “Be Not Afraid” was something Pope John Paul II told youth at World Youth Day gatherings when he spoke of the New Evangelization. Share your faith with a friend who is not of the Catholic faith

Completion of the Activity

After completing the requirements, the participants will order the patch (Online).