Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 24: Saint John the Baptist

History

John the Baptist is a very important person in the Bible. He recognized Jesus as the Savior of the world before either one of them was born, and he preached to people, telling them that the Kingdom of Heaven was near and baptizing people who were sorry for their sins. He also baptized Jesus, even though he told Jesus, “It is I who need to be baptized by You!” Saint John the Baptist has two feast days each year, and today we celebrate his birth, which was a miracle because John’s parents, Zachary and Elizabeth, were old and thought they could never have children

Activity

Celebrate Saint John the Baptist’s birthday with a homemade or store-bought birthday cake (or cupcakes) and candles.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us!


More reading for parents

Catholic Online 

Please read more about the Fortnight for Freedom here.