On a Role… The Visible Structure of the Church: a Hierarchical Communion About this Life Night From the very beginning of the Church, Christ put a structure of authority into place. This structure continues today through the pope, bishops, priests, religious, and laity. This Life Night begins with a game that requires the teens to think about how different roles play different parts in every situation. The teaching breaks open the different roles within the Church and answers tough questions about the need for organized religion. The Break gives the teens a chance to take a deeper look into the role and importance of the laity’s role in the Church’s mission of spreading the Gospel. The night ends by praying for each of the specific roles within the Church. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens understand why Christ set up a hierarchical structure within the Church. The night will also show the teens the importance of the role of the laity within the mission of the Church. Catechism # 871 - 945 # 1554 - 1561 # 1562 - 1568 # 1569 - 1571 Scripture Matthew 16:17 -19 John 17:20 -23 Acts 6:1 -7 Romans 1:1 Romans 10:14 -17 Ephesians 4:7 Key Concepts Christ set up a hierarchical structure within the Church. The laity holds a very key role in carrying out the mission of the Church in the world. Worship of God is both private and communal. Private worship is meant to flow from communal worship. 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.