Goal of the Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to discuss that marriage as a sacrament and a covenant between one man and one woman. The youth will learn the importance and significance of the vows and symbols used during the marriage ceremony.
Edge Night at a Glance
Marriage is a covenant made between a man and a woman. The sacrament mirrors the relationship between Jesus and His Church, but we see the design for marriage and the family from the book of Genesis. Marriage is the oldest institution in human history. It is the institution of one man and one woman joined together in union “until death do us part.” Man was created in God’s image and from man came woman – they were of one flesh. Although there have been many views of marriage throughout the centuries, as Catholics, we believe that through marriage the two become one. The discussion for this Edge Night is to focus on marriage as a sacrament between one man, one woman, and God.
This night has a lot of possibilities depending on what you are able to accomplish prior to the night. The Edge Night begins with a fun three-legged race to help the youth see how “two become one.” Next, the youth will see a clip from the animated movie Up by Disney/Pixar. Process with them the life-long
commitment the couple makes to each other. There will be less time in small group tonight because of the activities at the beginning of the night. However, be sure to break into small groups so the youth can process what they are hearing and learning. The night will conclude with a couple from the parish (possibly from Core Team) renewing their wedding vows.