Goal of this Life Night
The goal of this night is to define and affirm the priesthood and help the teens to discern their vocation. It will also affirm any young men who feel they may have a calling to the priesthood and encourage them to continue to explore that calling.
About this Life Night
The first thing you will need to do when planning this night is to ask your priest(s) ahead of time to be a part of the night. Be sure to go over any of the specific roles he will have for the night so that he is well prepared.
This night begins with a light-hearted video starring your parish priest and Core members. After the video, the youth minister will transition into the teaching of the night that defines the priesthood, affirms its importance, and encourages the teens to begin discerning their vocation. After this teaching, the teens get a chance to hear their priest’s testimony through a live interview with the youth minister. from here, the teens will go into small groups to discuss the priesthood further and write affirmation letters to their parish priest(s). The night will then conclude with a prayer service in which the teens will pray over their parish priest(s) and any young men discerning the call to the priesthood.