Family Portrait A Life Night About Family About this Life Night The Life Night begins with a “human bingo” icebreaker game. Each bingo card lists common activities of families. Families today can look very different from each other; the goal of the Gather is to focus on what practices and qualities families have in common. The Proclaim is a teaching on family with a focus on the Holy Family. There will be pauses during the Proclaim for teens to reflect on their relationship with members of their family and to pray for them. The Break will give the teens an opportunity to write a letter to a member of their family. The Life Night closes with a prayer for all families. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to help teens understand the nature of the family is agape, sacrificial love. Teens are given examples of the members of the Holy Family as models for the roles of members of their families, and challenged to love their parents by honoring the Fourth Commandment. Catechism # 531 - 534 # 2201 # 2204 - 2208 # 2215 YouCat # 80 # 86 Scripture Matthew 1:18 -25 Matthew 2:13 -15 Luke 1:26 -38 Luke 1:26 -38 Luke 2:41 -52 Key Concepts Our model for family life is the Holy Family. We can learn about our roles in family from the examples given to us by Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Family life is blessed but is not always easy for teenagers and their parents. Family life poses many challenges, and some families deal with serious wounds to relationships. By sharing agape love, putting the other before ourselves, our families fulfill their purpose of nurturing children, providing security and a place to prepare us for participation in society. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life 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.