The Pursuit of Happiness Marriage and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God About this Life Night This Life Night concludes the Life Night series “Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The Life Night begins with a fun game that challenges students to figure out their “secret” identity and then find their pair. The Proclaim and Break for this Life Night are combined into two sessions — the first is about the Sacrament of Marriage, and the second is about celibacy for the kingdom of God, specifically in the Sacrament of Holy Orders and in religious life. Teenagers will switch between these two sessions, will have an opportunity to hear a teaching and testimony, and then ask questions. The Send for this night is a time of prayer for the teens’ future vocations and a challenge to be open to God’s will in their lives. Goal of This Night The goal for this Life Night is to help teenagers understand how the vocations of marriage, holy orders, and the consecrated life all lead us to fulfillment in Christ. It will challenge teens to discern their vocation and how they will offer their lives as a self-gift. Catechism # 922 - 924 # 1601 - 1605 # 1612 - 1620 # 2360 - 2374 YouCat # 260 - 265 # 258 # 416 - 419 Scripture Genesis 1:26 -28 Matthew 19:3 -12 Mark 12:18 -25 1 Corinthians 7:1 -11 Church Documents humanae-vitae 8 - 9 Key Concepts The vocation of every person is to love and to give themselves fully to another and to be received fully by another. In the Sacrament of Marriage, a husband and a wife give themselves fully to each other as self-gift. In this way they are a reflection of the Most Holy Trinity as a relationship of love. In priesthood, religious life, or consecrated single life, a person makes a gift of himself or herself fully to God. This is called “celibacy for the kingdom,” and is a foreshadowing of what our relationship with God will be like in heaven. 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.