The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the youth to a form of prayer called adoration. The night will explore what it means to adore God for who He is and to have a time of actual Eucharistic Adoration.
Edge Night at a Glance
As Catholics, when we hear “adoration,” we may automatically think about Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is a beautiful form of prayer, but we may skip over other forms of adoration. Think about something that you adore: a child, a family member, etc. Adoration is a great love and respect for that thing or that person. Tonight will help the youth to understand how to adore God as we are commanded to do so – as the one true God. From this, a time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will help them to be eye to eye with God and see Him as the one truly deserving of their love. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a specific time when Catholic can worship the Lord in the Eucharist outside of Mass. When we adore the Lord, we offer God the praise and honor that He deserves. In return, we are often given grace, strength, hope, and love that we need to walk through our lives.
This night will begin with a red carpet ceremony before an awards show. The room will be set up with a red
carpet with “photographers and interviewers” interviewing the youth as they walk the red carpet. The opening game will be a fun way to involve all the youth and focus them on the theme of the night. They will be “dressing the guests” with newspaper, toilet paper, and clothes pins. Awards will be given to the best and worst dressed. The Proclaim will be the opportunity to help the youth understand what it means to adore Christ. During small groups, the youth will be given a time to discuss in small group and journal on the discussion questions. Invite the youth to bring their journal before the Lord. This is a beautiful time to pray and put into action the topic of the night.