faith: read about St. John Bosco (even though his feast day was January 31st, we were busy last weekend and had to wait until today)
God of mercy, You called St. John Bosco to be a father and teacher of the young. Grant that, inspired by his ardent charity, we may serve you alone and never tire of bringing others to your kingdom.
food: pizza (he was from Italy) and ice-cream (in honor of his work with boys)
fun: since St. John Bosco entertained children with juggling and other carnival acts, we put on a puppet show. We selected a parable and divided into teams to act it out (my husband and I did the Feeding of the Five Thousand; the two older boys did The Good Samaritan)
The Feeding of the Five Thousand