Goal for the Life Night:
The goal for this night is to help teens understand the role and effects of Holy Orders for bishops, priests and deacons. This night will also give teens practical tools to discern their own vocation. Finally, this night will give the teens an opportunity to affirm and appreciate the priests and deacons in the parish.
Life Night at a Glance:
It is very important that your parish priest(s) and deacon(s) are present this night. Be sure to invite them to come to Life Night well in advance. The night begins with a game that will help the teens get to know the priests a little better. The game will lead into a teaching on the Sacrament of Holy Orders. During the break the guys and girls will split up into different groups. The girls will discuss the universal priesthood given to us in Baptism. The guys will discuss the sacramental priesthood. At the end of the discussion, the teens will have an opportunity to write an affirmation letter to the priests or deacons thanking them for their service. The Send will give the teens who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood or religious life an opportunity to be prayed over by the priests and in return the teens will then pray over the priests of the parish for strength and renewal.