CCS 061 The Psalms of Mercy Course Outline

The Psalms of Mercy have a strong attraction - to believers and nonbelievers alike - because they reflect our deepest experiences as human beings. They are full of the highs and lows of everyday life, the triumphs and losses, our strengths and weaknesses, the beautiful and the painful. They also point to our human search for a merciful and loving God. Praying with these ten Psalms of Mercy will help us come more deeply into God's presence, and reveal God's mercy and tenderness for each one of the guidebook for all diocesan and religious communities, parishes, and shrines. Celebrating Mercy is one of a series of eight books, the official catechetical resource for the Jubilee of Mercy created by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the request of Pope Francis.

Course Structure and Highlights

Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Psalm 25
Lesson 3: Psalm 41
Lesson 4: Psalm 42 and Psalm 43
Lesson 5: Psalm 51
Lesson 6: Psalm 57
Lesson 7: Psalm 92
Lesson 8: Psalm 103
Lesson 9: Psalm 119
Lesson 10: Psalm 136


Dr. Stéphane Saulnier


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


The Holy Bible.


The Psalms 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.

Technical Skills and Equipment Requirements

  • 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.