This year PMA is launching a new initiative to emphasize how students can live out their faith in everyday actions. Inspired by Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy, each month of the school year a particular Work of Mercy will be highlighted. The Works of Mercy are fourteen different ways for the faithful to carry out the Christian message of caring for the physical and spiritual well-being of their neighbor.
Each month, a new Work of Mercy will be prominently displayed on a bulletin board in the main lobby for all students and faculty to see. The bulletin board will explain to viewers how they can live out the particular Work of Mercy while also highlighting a Scripture passage as well as a Saint who could serve as a role model.
The Work of Mercy for the month of September is the Spiritual Work of Instructing the Ignorant. Students and faculty are encouraged to learn more about their faith, to share what they know with others through tutoring, and to teach others by our example. The role model for this work is St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of students, and the guiding Scripture passage is; “Go out and make disciples of all nations.” As the initiative grows, more activities will be added that focus on service and charity that will allow students ways to put their faith to work and bring their faith to life.
Upcoming months Works of Mercy:
October – Corporal Work of Clothing the Naked
November – Corporal Work of Feeding the Hungry