Goal of the Life Night:
The goal is to give the teens the broad understanding of what a Sacrament is and the incredible power available to us in each individual Sacrament.
Life Night at a Glance:
Many Catholic teens don’t really know what sacraments are or understand what they are all about. But, the Catechism clearly states “the Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation” (CCC#1129). The sacraments are central to our life of grace. They are the primary channels that Christ instituted for us to receive His grace. One of the greatest tasks of any Catholic youth ministry program is helping teens to know, love and live this truth.
This LIFE Night unpacks the definition of a sacrament through an exercise designed to show the difference between imaging an event and actually experiencing an event with our senses. Once the teens have realized the vast difference between these two experiences, it will be clear why Christ instituted the sacraments, and help them see why we have concrete signs and symbols to receive God’s grace.