Building a Culture of Mercy in the Family

Resources for parents to teach Mercy to their children:

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy During the COVID-19 Pandemic:  USCCB resource on how to continue to serve during these times of Pandemic.

Works of Mercy for Families: The works of mercy are ancient charitable practices found in the teachings of Jesus. They give us a model for how to treat others, as if they were Jesus in disguise. Offering works of mercy with sincerity provides us a path toward heaven.  This resource includes resources for parents and kids.

How To Practice the Works of Mercy as a Family: Blessed is she blog offers many different options on how In the context of the family, a major part of our duty as parents in handing on the Truth of the Gospel is to hand on the practice of serving others. We do this by teaching our children about the Works of Mercy, encouraging them to practice them, and perhaps most importantly, living them ourselves.

The Mercy Rule: How to Teach the Works of Mercy: Joe Praprocki writes about how the mercy rule example helps children think about how to show mercy to others. Begin the discussion by asking them about how they experience the mercy rule in sports. It also contains some other resources for families.

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy:  The USCCB has provided us with ideas, prayers and other resources.