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Corporal Works of Mercy Cards

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The Corporal Works of Mercy (Shelter the Homeless, Visit the Imprisoned, Visit the Sick, Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Clothe the Naked, and Bury the Dead) are an essential part of our Catholic faith. Now you can teach your younger children all about the Corporal Works of Mercy with this downloadable and printable set of cards and activities. You can preview the entire file in the image gallery below.

 

Description

The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of the Catholic Church and rooted in Scripture. (See Matthew 5:7; Matthew 25: 31-46; and Catechism of the Catholic Church #2443-2449.) In the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:34-40), Jesus says that those who served the needs of others (the “sheep”) were really helping Christ in disguise, while those who ignored the needs of others (“the goats”) were basically ignoring the needs of Christ. The sheep are welcomed into heaven, while the goats are not. Over time, the acts of service depicted in this parable became known as the Corporal Works of Mercy: Shelter the Homeless, Visit the Imprisoned, Visit the Sick, Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Clothe the Naked, and Bury the Dead.

The cards and activities in this downloadable and printable PDF file will help parents teach young children all about the Corporal Works of Mercy with three activities:

  • Simple sorting
  • Deeper study: Magazine collage and storytelling
  • Games: “Remember Me” and “Go Serve”

 

GRADE LEVEL: K–3; extendable up and down
SUBJECT AREAS: Works of Mercy; justice; service; morality
CATECHISM: Part Three: Life in Christ > Section Two: The Ten Commandments > Chapter Two: “You Shall Love Your
Neighbor As Yourself” > Article 7: The Seventh
Commandment: “You shall not steal” > #2447-2448
SEE ALSO: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church #184, #208