The Cross and Altar The Mass and Sacrifice About this Life Night This Life Night begins with a game that requires teenagers to make “sacrifices” in order to get the supplies they need to complete an art project and win a competition. Teens watch a video that documents how far people are willing to go and what they are willing to sacrifice to celebrate Mass. This video transitions into the teaching for the Life Night, which challenges teenagers to understand the Mass as the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Teens have an opportunity to reflect on areas of sacrifice in their own lives before entering a time of Eucharistic Adoration and veneration of the cross. The Life Night closes with Benediction and the recitation of the Divine Praises. Goal of This Night This Life Night provides teenagers with an understanding of the Mass as the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, and it challenges them to unite their own sacrifices with the cross at Mass. Catechism # 28 # 600 # 1066 - 1067 # 1085 # 1141 - 1144 # 1323 - 1333 # 1373 - 1377 YouCat # 184 # 208 - 223 Scripture Genesis 4:2 -7 Genesis 14:18 -20 Exodus 12:1 -17 Matthew 26:17 -19 Luke 22:19 -20 Hebrews 6:20 Key Concepts Sacrifice is a necessary part of true worship; it offers our best to God and in return God gives himself to us. The desire to sacrifice and worship God is written on the human heart. The Eucharist is prefigured in the sacrifices of the Old Testament, most especially the Paschal sacrifice of the lamb. Jesus is the new Lamb of God, sacrificed for our sins so we can be free from the slavery of death. The Eucharist is the re-presentation of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross; when we receive the Eucharist and pray at Mass we participate in the Paschal Mystery. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life 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.