Goal of the Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to grow not only in our understanding of what the Eucharist is but to fall more in love with the person of Christ in the Eucharist. The group will make a transition in discussion from the bread that we need to physically sustain ourselves to an appreciation of the Eucharist being our spiritual nourishment.
Edge Night at a Glance
The topic of this night is the Sacrament of the Eucharist: the source and summit of everything we do as Catholic Christians. The Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation where we become initiated into the life of the Church and into the very life of God Himself. It is in the Eucharist where we become united with Christ and are nourished to live like Christ in all that we do. As Catholics, we believe in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. At the Last Supper, Christ instituted the Eucharist and gave the apostles the command, “Do this in memory of me.” Through our receiving of the Eucharist, we become a living tabernacle because Jesus’ very life is within us.
This night begins with a service project where the whole group will put together bag lunches for the homeless in the area. Each person will have a task so that everyone is involved in this project. It is important to note that our call to serve comes from the Eucharist – Jesus gave His very life so that we may live. The night will transition into a teaching on the Eucharist focusing on the Eucharist as being central in our life. During small group time the youth will be able to discuss the main points of the Proclaim. Also in small groups, they will discuss and create an Outreach Ministry. This is a way for the youth to find a way to serve others in their community. For the Closing Prayer, the youth will move into a time of Adoration. Because this night is on the Blessed Sacrament, it will be important to have enough time to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This time will end with the Litany of the Blessed Sacrament.