Year of Mercy Discussion Group Videos

Year of Mercy - materials for small faith groups ® is a service of Loyola Press, publishers of the Confirmed in the Spirit Confirmation preparation series.

If you plan to use the free discussion materials Reflecting on Themes of Mercy for the Year of Mercy, you might consider using some of the following video options for further reflection on each week’s theme. Always remember to preview videos before showing to your group, to determine appropriateness for your setting and be sure things work as expected.

Week 1

Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Mercy (8:20)

The Mercy of God (1:24)

Option for meditation: Mercy Said No (5:02)

Week 2

What Are the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy? (2:33)

I Am Your Experience of Care (6:40)

Option for meditation: Would You Know Me? (5:04)

Week 3

Catholic Social Teaching: Called to Charity and Justice (10:19)

Amos, the Social Justice Prophet (8:35)

Option for meditation: Catholic Social Justice: You Raise Me Up (4:01)

Week 4

Catholic Social Teaching: Care for God’s Creation (3:53)

Care for God’s Creation (3:12)

Option for meditation: Psalm 8, Creation Calls, and Baba Yetu (Swahili for “Our Father”) (12:22)

About Joe Paprocki 2146 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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