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Questions About the Catholic Church
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Goal of this Night
The goal of this night is to give a brief summary of the semester and give the teens an opportunity to ask some questions about the things that they learned. It is also an opportunity to emphasize the importance of continuing to ask questions and learn about the Church. The night will end with an activity that will guide them through using resources such as the YouCat, the Catechism and the Scriptures in finding answers to questions.
About this night
The process of learning about the Church is ongoing and should continue for the rest of our lives. Life is a continuous journey of faith, and we should always try to expand our knowledge of the Catholic Church by asking questions and seeking answers. There is no end to what can be known about God and our faith. We must continue to have open, teachable hearts to the truth and beauty that is contained within the Church.
This night is designed to be more informal than other nights and is a time to recap what has been learned over the semester and for the teens to ask questions. It will begin in small groups with a simple game of 20 questions and then move into a brief proclamation about the importance to continue to learn about the Church and ask questions. There will then be a time period for questions and answers about the Church and what they have learned that maybe they don’t quite understand. After the Q&A the teens will be given time to learn how to do some research on their own using the YouCat, the Catechism, and the Scriptures. The night will end with a final recap of the semester and praying of the Act of Faith.
Make sure that the leader who is going to lead the closing prayer is prepared to do a summary of the semester before they close in prayer.
This night was a final wrap up of the semester on the Church. We discussed the importance of continuing to grow in our faith and learn new things by asking questions and looking for answers. They were given an opportunity to ask any questions they had from what they had learned this semester. They also had an opportunity to learn how to lookup the answers to their questions in the YouCat, the Catechism, and the Bible. We closed the Edge Night and the semester by praying the Act of Faith.
Here are some questions for discussion this week:
- What are some things you learned this semester about the Church that you didn’t know before?
- What are some ways you can find answers to questions about a teaching of the Church?
The environment does not have to be anything extravagant, if you have any pieces of environment left over from the previous nights of the semester it might be a good idea to put some of those up around the room to spark their memory about the different nights and what they learned.
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