Paul and Silas

Activity Objective

The young people will reflect on the mission of Saint Paul by reading the account of his imprisonment in the Acts of the Apostles.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to explain what Saint Paul teaches us about Jesus.


  • Bibles
  • Paper, pencils
  • Instrumental music CD and CD player


  • Review with the young people Saint Paul's contributions to the Church.
  • Direct the young people to read the account of Paul and Silas in Acts of the Apostles 16:16-34.
  • Invite the young people to imagine that they are in prison with Paul. Have them write a 15-word message from Paul or Silas to the early Christians expressing hope and joy.
  • Invite volunteers to read aloud their messages.

Learning Styles

Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Instrumental music can help create a reflective atmosphere while the young people read and reflect.