Goal for the Life Night:
More than the fairy tale, marriage is about sacrifice. The goal of this Life Night will help the teens understand why marriage is a sacrament. This night will answer questions on marriage, divorce and annulments. Finally, this night will help the teens to discern their vocation and encourage them to pray for their future spouse.
Life Night at a Glance:
For many teens, the idea of marriage is a fairy tale painted by stories and movies. This Life Night will give teens a new perspective of what marriage is and why it is one of the seven sacraments. This night begins the week before with a mock marriage proposal. The night opens with a skit on a wedding gone horribly wrong. The skit leads into a teaching about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and a witness from a married couple who will share their story and what married life is really like. Small groups will discuss what the teens are doing to prepare for their future vocation now. The night will end with a time for the teens to pray for their future spouses. They will also receive chastity/commitment rings to help remind them of the need to pray and prepare for their vocation.