Saint Feast Days In May (And Other Days To Celebrate With Kids!)

I love coming up with fun and creative ways to celebrate the church year with kids, and May is full of fun Saint feast days to celebrate! Some of these feast days include St. Joseph the Worker, Our Lady of Fatima, Blessed Imelda, St. Joan of Arc, St. Rita, and St. Simon Stock! The month of May is also dedicated to Our Lady, Mary. You can find all of my month to month post on living liturgically here. Now let’s look at these highlights of fun May Saint feast days to celebrate with links to crafts, food, and activities to help you celebrate!

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When you’re starting to teach your kids about the lives of the Saints, I suggest starting with a Saint picture book treasury that includes a lot of short stories you can read together. This will give you a good starting place and then you can add to your library of Saint books over the years. I think this Picture Book Of Saints is a good beginning Saint book for Catholic families. I will mark the Saints below that have stories from this book. You can find all of my favorite Saint books for kids here.

I also recommend having a good children’s Bible available to read from, as it will also include many stories of the Saints. You can see my post with my favorite Catholic children’s bibles here, but my family absolutely loves The Jesus Storybook Bible.

May Saint Feast Days To Celebrate

This list does not include Saints for every single day of May, but some highlights that are good for kids. 

May 1- St. Joseph The Worker’s Feast Day

  • foster father of Jesus

May 3- Sts. Philip & James

  • apostles

May 6- St. Dominic Savio

  • info coming soon

May 10- St. Damien of Molokai 

  • info coming soon

May 12- Bl. Imelda 

  • info coming soon

May 13- Our Lady Of Fatima

  • info coming soon

May 14- St. Mattias

  • info coming soon

May 16- St. Simon Stock

  • info coming soon

May 22- St. Rita

  • info coming soon

May 26- St. Philip Neri

  • info coming soon

May 31- Visitation

  • info coming soon


Marian feast days coming as well!


If you’re trying to plan a Saint feast day celebration with kids and you didn’t see it here, you will want to check out my post about how to celebrate any Saint feast day. It takes you through my process of looking at their lives to choose an activity for kids, and it links to generic resources that will help you to celebrate any Saint. So no more being sad if you can’t find specific resources for your child’s namesake Saint! 🙂 

Printable Liturgical Planning Book

I have an all new liturgical living ebook that will help you plan out this entire process and customize the liturgical year for your own family. This is the perfect resource for families that are living the liturgical year at home. You can use this book year after year to organize your liturgical resources, building your library as you go! This is an absolute wealth of printables for Catholic families to organize everything from feast day celebrations, to Sacrament anniversaries, to your home altar. Read more about my Weaving The Faith ebook here

May Monthly Catholic Dedication- Mary!

Each month has a special Catholic dedication, and the month of May is dedicated to Mary, Our Lady! There are so many  fun crafts, activities, and snack ideas for kids the go along with this monthly devotion. It is also very traditional to crown Mary with flowers during May, especially on May 1. 

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More Mary Resources For Kids:

  • coming soon!


Top May Posts

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More May Activities For Catholic Kids

You can check out the May Activities for Catholic Families printable on Real Life at Home from Angie (who is also the project manager on Catholic Icing)

10 May Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable from Real Life at Home


Free Printable Saints Coloring Book for May – Real Life at Home

Pages from the May Saints Coloring Book | Real Life at Home



I hope you found these Mary resources for kids useful for your feast day celebrations in May. God bless!

You can find all of my resources for living the liturgical year organized month by month here!