It is Christ in the Eucharist that our young people hunger for. It is He that will transform hearts and lives. It is in the Holy Mass that our young people come face to face with the fulfillment of all their desires. What a gift to us who are entrusted to helping the young people understand, receive and respond to Christ in the Mass! Thank you for the sacrifice and effort you put into the youth-focused Liturgies at your parish. Quality youth-focused liturgies are the center of a dynamic and effective Life Teen program. We at Life Teen want to do everything we can to ensure that your young people are active conscious participants in the celebration of the Holy Mass.
This is our Liturgy Planning Guide; the purpose of this book is to facilitate the planning of vibrant youth-focused liturgies. As Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith – the celebration of Mass draws the faithful into a dynamic encounter with the living God. As a movement of the Holy Spirit, Life Teen recognizes more than ever that teens are hungry for God and it is our Lord in the Eucharist who will fill that hunger. By taking the time and effort to have quality youth liturgies, we draw young people into the life of the Church and set the stage for their hearts and lives to be transformed by the presence of our Savior.
You will find liturgy planning guides from the 1st Sunday of Advent all the way to the 5th Sunday of Lent. We pray that this resource helps break open the seasons of Advent and Lent for the entire congregation. We have included many ideas to help make these beautiful seasons connect to the everyday experiences of teenagers today. Each Sunday is packed with information and ideas for the priest, musician and youth minister. Be sure to share the resource with the entire team.