Goal for the Life Night:
The goal of this Life Night is to answer the common objections to the vocation of Holy Orders. Specifically, this Life Night will address all-male priesthood and the vow of celibacy.
Life Night at a Glance:
This Life Night deals with a topic that many teens will question and challenge. It is very important to be well prepared for this night. If necessary, have a few meetings with the parish priest and Core team to prepare. The preparations will help make the whole group more comfortable when questions or challenges come up during the night. This night begins with a skit that shows a family where the dad is both a married man and an ordained priest. The skit shows how it is not possible to live both vocations fully as God intended. The teaching addresses the common objections to an all-male priesthood and the vow to celibacy. Following the teaching, small groups will have an opportunity to discuss what they just learned together. The teens should be able to ask additional questions. The night closes with a call to live into the universal priesthood each Christian has through his/her Baptism.