Gathered To Be Sent Closing Rites, The Grace of Liturgy About this Life Night This Life Night is different from all of the previous Life Nights in this semester; it is implemented in reverse. The Life Night begins with the Send; this is done so teenagers can understand the concept that we approach Mass with the end in mind – to be sent back out. The reverse format will also help shake teenagers out of a routine for the final Life Night of the semester. The Send begins the Life Night with a time of worship and a challenge for teenagers to pray about the mission to which God may be calling them. The teenagers move into a time of small group discussion during the Break and recap some of the main concepts from the semester, as well as discuss the purpose of Mass and the mission of the Church. Teenagers hear a teaching during the Proclaim, which puts the reverse Life Night in context, and then they wrap up with the Gather and a video that is pre-recorded by members of the Core Team. Goal of This Night This Life Night helps teenagers understand that we are gathered in for Mass so we can be strengthened to go back into the world and live the mission of the Church. Catechism # 849 - 851 # 1072 # 1332 # 1397 YouCat # 11 # 137 - 138 Scripture Matthew 17:1 -3 Matthew 28:19 -20 John 13:1 -7 John 20:21 1 Corinthians 11:17 -34 Church Documents redemptoris-missio 9 - 11 Key Concepts We gather for Mass to be nourished by Word and Sacrament, and be sent out to fulfill the missionary mandate of the Church; we are called to “make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19-20) Each option for the dismissal in the concluding rites at Mass reminds us that Christ sends us forth in peace even when there is difficulty, calls us to make disciples, and challenges us to serve the poor. We must approach each Mass beginning with the end in mind; we must ask God to empower us through each Mass to be disciples in the world. 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.