A Time Such As This A Night on Scandal and Corruption Within the Church About this Night The Gather is a small group discussion that introduces the teens to each other and the theme of the Life Night. The Proclaim discusses scandal and corruption within the Church and how we are called to be the leaders and saints the Church of today needs. The Break is a small group discussion that guides the teens in processing the scandal and helps them make a specific commitment to fasting for the Church this week. The Send is a time of Eucharistic Adoration and prayers of petition for our wounded Church in need of healing. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to discuss scandal and corruption within the Church, while remaining assured of Christ’s victory over evil. The teens will also be encouraged to rise and become the saints the Church of today needs. Catechism # 613 # 823 # 1434 # 1969 Scripture Esther 2: Esther 3: Esther 4: Mark 9:14 -24 Matthew 16:18 1 Peter 1:16 Key Concepts • The clerical sexual abuse scandals and following cover up by those in leadership are inexcusable and can be a challenge to our faith. However, it is not an excuse to lose faith. • Like Esther, we are called to rise into our God-given role “for a time such as this” by praying, fasting, and becoming the leaders and saints the Church of today needs. • Fasting is a powerful weapon against the enemy. Key Terms • Fasting • Scandal End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full version 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.