Life Kids

Life Kids

Family Playlist

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.


For Kids

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.

For Parents



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.

Catholic Prayers


List that includes the Act of Contrition and 24 other common prayers.


For Kids & Parents

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.