Pope Francis said "Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy, and we have to make this journey.  It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion.  We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord.  "Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."(cf.Lk 6:36)".

 

To continue our participation in the Year of Mercy which the Pope proclaimed on December 8th, 2015, St. Jude is highlighting the Spiritual Works of Mercy in out Families Living the Gospel initiative.  

 

          Click here for the Feet sheets that show the Living the Gospel Challenge on these Spiritual Works of Mercy:

 

 Council the Doubtful

Instruct the Ignorant

Admonish the Sinner

Comfort the Sorrowful

Forgive Injuries

Bear Wrongs Patiently

Pray for the Living and Dead  

At this year’s Families Living Faith/Families Called to the Table Parents sessions we will be exploring the Spiritual Works of Mercy. Families are encouraged to perform works of mercy each month, then complete and turn in a Families Living the Gospel Reflection form.

Click here for the FLG Reflection Form

Up to two of these reflection forms may also count toward the Explore Four expectation. It is our hope that this will enable our families to spend quality time together, learn about their community’s needs and become empowered to live the message of compassion and love proclaimed in the Gospel. 

Click here for Feet Sheets on the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Catholic Social Teachings that we explored the last two years.