Passing the Baton Sacraments of Holy Orders About this Night The Edge Night begins with a Gather that features a surprise party to celebrate the parish priest(s). The Proclaim uses the analogy of passing a baton to show how the Sacrament of Holy Orders is the Church’s way of keeping the unbroken line of apostolic succession going from Jesus to today’s clergy. In the Break, the youth make prayer cards so they can pray for seminarians and write letters to the seminarians, thanking them in advance for serving the Church. The Send includes a video that features priests and their stories, as well as a prayer for priests from St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the youth to the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Catechism # 1546 - 1547 # 1550 - 1552 # 1555 - 1588 Scripture Mark 10:42 -45 John 20:21 -23 1 Timothy 4:6 -16 Hebrews 4:14 -16 Hebrews 5:1 -10 Key Concepts • Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, ordained men receive special graces and authority to act in the person of Christ. They make Christ visible in our Church, especially by bringing Jesus to us in the Eucharist. (CCC 1550-1552) • There are three levels at which a man receives Holy Orders: deacon (including transitional deacons — those studying to be priests — and permanent deacons), priest, and bishop. • Each man who becomes a bishop, priest, or deacon is given the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide the people entrusted to him and defend the Catholic Church. He is given the strength to preach the Gospel, be a model of holiness for others, and give his life for those whom He serves. (CCC 1585-1588) 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.