Celebration of Thanksgiving An Edge Night on the Sacrament of the Eucharist (Teaching Mass) Summary The Edge Night begins with a brief Gather where the youth are given a simple explanation of what happens during the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The rest of the night is a teaching Mass during which the priest walks the youth through the specific things he does during the Mass and why. The priest then discusses, during the homily, the significance of the Eucharist and the effects of the Eucharist in the youth’s lives. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is for the youth to come to a greater understanding of the Mass, what happens during the Mass and, specifically, the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and its effects in their lives. Suggestions If there is already an evening mass taking place at your parish – consider asking your priest to do a special teaching Mass for the youth and all the congregation present. Consider inviting parents and family to join you for the teaching Mass. If you are not able to do a teaching Mass, use a video for the Gather and the information provided to craft a Proclaim. Create small group questions based off of the teaching and end the Edge Night with a Send in the Church praying in front of the Tabernacle. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is for the youth to come to a greater understanding of the Mass, what happens during the Mass and, specifically, the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and its effects in their lives. Catechism # 1343 - 1384 # 1391 - 1397 # 1400 - 1405 Scripture John 6:56 John 6:54 Key Concepts – The Eucharist strengthens our union with Christ and gives life to our soul the same way that food and water gives life to our bodies. – The Eucharist separates us from sin and helps us to not commit sin in the future. – The Eucharist unites us all as one Body of Christ as we work out and anticipate our salvation and entrance to eternal glory. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.