Foundations Introduction to Year of Faith Series About This Night This night begins by presenting a vision of what the world would be like without Jesus Christ. This creates an environment that will challenge teens to ask themselves if they have made Christ their center, or simply an “accessory.” The opening prayer for the night is replaced by a “motivational speech,” and the opening activity focuses on the teens being the “best they can be.” The Gather sets the tone for the Proclaim, which emphasizes the gift of faith in Christ in our lives and our dependence on God. During the Break the teens will be challenged to truly examine their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ and realize that it is their foundation. The teens gather for the Send with their parents and renew their baptismal promises with the parish priest, and commit an effort to grow in their faith over the coming weeks. Goal of This Night This Life Night challenges teens to examine the foundations that they have built their life upon. It presents Jesus Christ as the true foundation for their lives, which was built at their baptism, and challenges teens to build their lives in Him. Catechism # 26 - 30 # 142 - 143 # 160 - 163 # 1213 - 1216 YouCat # 3 - 4 # 20 - 22 # 24 # 194 - 200 Scripture Jeremiah 17:5 -8 Matthew 18:1 -5 Acts 17:26 -28 Romans 1:5 -7 Key Concepts – The Sacrament of Baptism is the gateway to the other sacraments of the Church and the beginning of life in Christ. Baptism is the sacrament of faith; not necessarily a mature faith but one called to develop with grace. – Faith is man’s response to God’s invitation to divine life. In faith, we submit our intellect and our will to God. – Faith in Christ is possible only by grace and the Holy Spirit. It is the cooperation of the human intellect and will with the grace of God. Key Terms – Faith – Grace – Salvation 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.