Persona Christi Priesthood About this Life Night This night begins with a light-hearted video starring your parish priest and Core Members. After the video, the youth minister will transition into the teaching of the night that defines the priesthood, affirms its importance, and encourages the teens to begin discerning their vocation. After this teaching, the teens get a chance to hear their priest’s testimony through a live interview with the youth minister. From here, the teens will go into small groups to discuss the priesthood further and write affirmation letters to their parish priest(s). The night will then conclude with a prayer service in which the teens will pray over their parish priest(s) and any young men discerning the call to the priesthood. Goal of This Night The goal of this night is to define and affirm the priesthood and help the teens to discern their vocation. It will also affirm any young men who feel they may have a calling to the priesthood and encourage them to continue to explore that calling. Catechism # 551 # 1562 - 1568 # 1572 - 1579 # 1581 - 1585 # 2233 Scripture Matthew 19:12 Mark 3:14 -19 Luke 6:12 -16 Acts 6:1 -7 Hebrews 5:1 -10 Key Concepts The priesthood was instituted by Christ at the Last Supper as a sign of the Lord’s abiding presence and priestly action in the Church (CCC 1564). Priests act in the person of Christ, in persona Christi capitas, and have a special focus on the ministry of the Word and of the Sacraments. It is important for the lay people to pray for and affirm priests on a regular basis. 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.