Christ’s call to love thy neighbor has taken on new importance in our time. This little booklet is an easy way to equip your entire parish with fresh ideas to integrate acts of mercy into daily life. Filled with practical, doable suggestions for practicing both the spiritual and corporal works of mercy—including Pope Francis’ new Act of Mercy focused on the care of God’s creation—Woodeene Koenig-Bricker reminds us that, “simple daily gestures help build a more loving, faithful world.”
Included in this set are one each of the following, components also sold separately.
Booklet (855938). Pope Francis has chosen this time to issue a new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship, acknowledging the perils of both our divisions and isolation and urging us to build and rebuild relationships, not just in our homes and neighborhoods, but between nations all over the world. Now more than ever, he says, it is time to see with God’s eyes, letting our hearts lead the way, so that we may become one worldwide community, united in our love for one another. May these thirty reflections on Pope Francis’s words be a guide to opening our hearts so that we may reach out to each other in true love and genuine fraternity. 32 pages • 4" x 6"
Prayer Card for Adults (PCCH). An image of the Good Samaritan and encouraging words from Luke 10:27 on the front, a "Prayer for My Neighbor" is printed on the back, serves as a handy reminder that we are all family, children of our heavenly Father, who asks us to love and care for one another. 2¾" x 4¼"
Prayer Card for Children (PCCJ). Help children remember to pray for and care for all people, everywhere. We are more than neighbors; we are all God's Children. And our heavenly Father commands that we love one another! An image of the Good Samaritan is on the front and a prayer for our neighbors is on the back. Perfect for pockets and backpacks. 2¾" X 4¼"
30-Day Calendar (APBX). Use these daily reminders to become more aware of others' needs and grow in loving service to other people as seen in Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan (see Luke 10:29-37.) Children will learn daily lessons about how much God loves them, and how being a good neighbor is a way to love God, too! Paper • 17" x 11"
Coin (ZDL). Features the two greatest commandments our Lord taught us to follow as written in Matthew 22:37-39. The front reads, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.” The back continues, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”