Goal of the Life Night:
Teens will better understand the communion of saints and how our heavenly community joins to us as one body in Christ. The teens are reminded of their call to sainthood, and that truly living the Christian life necessitates prayer and help from the community.
Life Night at a Glance:
This LIFE night focuses on the support we need and are given from the Body of Christ on earth and in heaven. Teens are taught the value of independence and the do-it-yourself lesson that means success. But more importantly, we are a part of a community that extends beyond what we can see, with so many teenagers wanting help and support in their journey. The balloon game is a tactile way to get the teens thinking about all the value in community; being part of Christ’s body means we have so many others we can draw from for help and support. The video shares the world’s thoughts about saints prior to the teaching on the Church’s view. In small groups, the teens identify where they are on their walk and investigate saints and virtues that are important to them. The prayer calls on the intercession of the saints.