Life in the Fire An Edge Night on the Structure of the Church About this Night The Edge Night begins with a Gather that introduces the youth to St. Vincent Pallotti and invites them to play a game with a challenging twist. The Proclaim focuses on the structure of the Church and how the roles of the hierarchy and the laity help carry out the mission of the Church. The Break includes an activity in which the youth build a web to see how everyone is connected. The Edge Night ends with a prayerful Send of silent journaling. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is for the youth to understand the structure of the Church and how this structure allows the Church to fulfill her mission. Catechism # 871 - 872 # 875 - 879 # 888 - 896 # 976 - 983 Scripture Matthew 16:18 Matthew 28:19 -20 1 Corinthians 12:12 -31 Key Concepts • Structure is important for many areas of our lives and structure is important for the Church. Jesus gave the Church a specific purpose and mission to accomplish, but He also gave the Church a specific structure so that these things can be accomplished. (CCC 874) • The hierarchy was established first by Jesus, who gave Peter the role of leading the Church and, along with the other apostles, His authority to forgive sins, lead, and govern His people in the faith. (CCC 875-887, 976-983; Matthew 16:18) • The hierarchy is not the only structure that is essential to the Church to accomplish her mission and purpose — the laity are also an essential part of the Church. 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.