Goal of the Life Night:
The goal is to lead the teens to a fuller understanding of the two Sacraments of Healing, with a specific focus on Reconciliation and preparing them to receive the graces of this Sacrament.
Life Night at a Glance:
The night opens with an emergency room scene, where a teen caught in mortal sin suffers from an eternally life-threatening wound and must be rushed to the hospital for immediate care. The skit is a humorous look at the obstacles that prevent us from seeking the healing we need in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the lengths we will go to avoid it. Utilizing the doctor from the ER scene to do an in-character teaching, the proclaim helps teens to examine the wisdom of God’s plan in offering us the Sacraments of Healing for our soul’s repair. In the break of the night, teens will look at the Scriptural basis for the Sacrament but also have time to reflect on God’s desire for our complete and total healing through the forgiveness of sin and repair of our bodies. For the send, there will be a brief sharing by a teen on the incredible healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Two teens (including the one who gave their personal testimony) will then lead the teens through a form of an examination of conscience, asking the other teens to note their sins/ weaknesses on a “symptom card”. Teens will then be issued a challenge and given a prescription card (including days, times, locations) to attend to the Sacrament of Reconciliation sometime in the two weeks, following the LIFE night.