Y’all Come Back Now, Ya Hear? Active Membership in the Church About this Life Night This night will need a lot of preparation by the greater parish community. Prior to the night you will need to enlist volunteers from different ministries within the parish to come and present their ministry to the teens. The night will begin with time for the teens to socialize and build community. This is a great way to end the semester on Church. This will be followed by testimony given by a teen. This, along with the teaching, will emphasize the idea that active membership in the Church involves much more than just going to Mass on Sunday. After the Proclaim, there will be a mini “Ministry Fair” so the teens can learn more and volunteer for different ministries in their parish. The night will end with a meditation on the Parable of the Talents and then a call to commitment. Each teen will be encouraged to make at least one commitment to become an active member in the church and in turn the greater, Universal Church. Goal of This Night The goal of this night is to recognize the need for action in our faith lives. To be an active member of the Catholic Church involves a life of service beginning in the home and the parish. Our participation in the life of the Church should be more than just weekly attendance of Mass; we are all called into full and active membership of the Church. Catechism # 520 # 791 # 858 # 860 # 1248 Scripture Matthew 25:14 -30 John 20:21 Romans 1:16 1 Corinthians 12:12 Key Concepts The goal of this night is to empower teens to live the mission of the Catholic Church, starting as active members of their own parish. Active participation in the life of the Church is essential to a healthy and growing faith life. 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.