The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens see that Jesus Christ is unifying and that through the Holy Spirit, His Church is seeking to accomplish unity. The teens will see how human pride and weakness have led to disunity among Christians and will experience how to be a part of the humble solution.
About this Life Night
The focus of this Life Night is to celebrate that Catholicism is meant to unify and to address the issue of disunity among Christians. Often times, teens feel confused on how or why to believe in Jesus Christ because they are exposed to so many different Christian denominations. This Life Night will help the teens to understand how some of these differences came about and what we can do as the young Church to build bridges with our Protestant brothers. Be well versed in what other Christians in your community believe.
The night begins with a few fun games that illustrate disunity among the whole group. The teaching for the night will be broken up into two sections between the Proclaim (part 1) and Break (part 2). The Proclaim will discuss the Church as a sign of unity in the world and the Break will discuss the Protestant Reformation and schisms within the Church. The Send will give the teens a very real opportunity to reach out to other Christians in their community by writing letters and praying for other Christians and those who are separated from the Church.