CCS 062 The Parables of Mercy Course Outline

The Parables of Mercy provides us with an invitation to see them in a new way, recognizing ourselves in the stories. Through personal reflection we see that mercy is a powerful force that overcomes all, and fills our hearts with God's unbridled pardon and fierce love for us.


  • Lesson 1: Chapter One: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Chapter Two: Whoever Is Forgive More Loves More
  • Lesson 3: Chapter Three: Compassion for a Stranger
  • Lesson 4: Chapter Four: Finding the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
  • Lesson 5: Chapter Five: Extreme Compassion
  • Lesson 6: Chapter Six: The Opposite of Mercy
  • Lesson 7: Chapter Seven: How Do We Change God's Mind?
  • Lesson 8: Chapter Seven: Persevering in Faith
  • Lesson 9: Chapter Eight: Who Is Justified by God?
  • Lesson 10: Conclusion: The Gospel and Mercy in the Parables


Sandra Talarico


The Parables of Mercy. Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2015.


The Holy Bible.


The Parables of Mercy consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.


  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.