Monthly resources and activities for children, parents, and families.
September Monthly Theme
"Receive Mercy, Be Merciful"
We encourage you to learn and share these resources with your children
about the power of mercy and forgiveness.
Activities for Sunday Gospels
Coloring pages, lesson plans, worksheets, puzzles that can prepare children for Sunday Mass.
Rosa Learns Forgiveness
Video with listen-along story teaching young children about forgiving their friends.
Forgiveness – Teach Your Children All About Forgiveness
Video that shows how elementary kids respond positively to hurt in their lives.
Two Brothers Learn Forgiveness with Legos
Video for elementary kids to learn the value of forgiveness with siblings.
Video of Fr. Mike Schmitz explaining what forgiveness means.
How To Talk To Your Kids About Forgiveness
Article that lists what forgiveness is and is not.
The Mercy Rule: How to Teach The Works of Mercy
Article that uses sports example to explain mercy to kids.
Search For Love Through God’s Mercy
Article that asks if our daily decisions seek out God's love and mercy.
Living Well – Christian Practices for Everyday Life
Deep-dive article for adults to understand and deal with the difficulties of forgiveness.
For Kids & Parents
Prayers For When You Need Forgiveness
List of three prayers and additional articles about the challenges of forgiveness.
List that includes the Act of Contrition and 24 other common prayers.
51 Creative Ways to Show Mercy This Year
Plenty of ideas for families to engage in the corporal works of mercy.
Mercy Teams at OLL
Ways to participate in our parish to serve others in the Portland area.
Visit Mercy Teams at OLL.
September 2020 | Mercy
Summer 2020 | Keep Your Faith this Summer
June 2020 | Sacred Heart & Father's Day