Bishop Checchio Inspires Students' Acts of Mercy
Posted on 04/05/2022
Inspired by the Most Reverend Bishop James Checchio’s invitation to mark this Lenten season with works of mercy, students in religion classes responded to the question: “How might I share God’s gracious love and mercy through my action today?”

Teacher began the classes with a short explanation of the biblical foundation of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, and further moved to reflect on their contemporary meaning. They emphasized the practical nature of the Fourteen Works, as they call every individual to act upon them in a tangible way. At the end of the class, the students were invited to write down, on an index card, concrete and achievable acts of mercy that they commit themselves to perform during this Lenten season. Teachers chose to use traditional “pen and paper” to have students express their pledges in order to make them more tangible. Finally, students put all the index cards in a small basket and displayed it in the classroom as a visible sign of their commitment.