Goal for the Life Night:
This night is about God’s love and mercy poured out though the Sacrament of Reconciliation. By explaining what happens in Reconciliation and answering the teens’ questions, this night will move teens past excuses and fear into the forgiveness and freedom from sin. Finally, this night will encourage teens to frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis.
Life Night at a Glance:
Many teens are hesitant and uneasy about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This night serves to dispel any fear or excuses the teens have toward Reconciliation. The night begins with a short skit trying to open the locked meeting room doors. The teaching looks at how sin severs our relationship with God, but His mercy and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation opens the doors to love. The teaching will lead into a time where the teens will have an opportunity to pray, reflect and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The night will close with prayer and recitation of the Act of Contrition.