Goal for the Life Night:
This Life Night will look at the vocation of Marriage as a unique calling from God designed to mirror Christ’s love for the Church. The teens will understand that the grace of the Sacrament gives couples the ability to live holy, lifelong Marriages. Finally, this night will look specifically at dating relationships as a foundation for discernment and Marriage preparation.
Life Night at a Glance:
In today’s culture, the sanctity and dignity of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is under attack. This Life Night will help teens understand that Holy Matrimony is created and sustained by God. The night opens with a fun cake-decorating competition within the small groups. The teaching for the night will focus on the centrality of Marriage in God’s plan and Christ elevation of Marriage to a Sacrament. The Break will give teens an opportunity to interact with couples who are dating, engaged, or married. The couples will share their journey and offer practical advice on how to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony (even as teens). The Send of the night will give teens a time to pray for couples who are discerning Marriage, who are married and who are divorced or separated.