Loud and Clear The Liturgy of the Word Loud and CLear This Life Night requires some advance preparation for the Gather activity. Recruit four or five teenagers to participate in the “Church’s Next Top Preacher” challenge ahead of the Life Night. Explain that this will be much like popular singing and talent competitions that appear on television. Pick teenagers that have a solid sense of humor and will understand that any criticism they receive from the activity is meant to be comical and not personally critical. Instruct these teenagers to review the readings for the upcoming week and put together a 90 second sermon to present before a panel of judges. The Life Night begins with this activity and then transitions into the Proclaim. Teenagers will be challenged to grow in their love of Sacred Scripture and be given a foundational understanding of the Liturgy of the Word. During the Break, teenagers participate in a small group Bible study. The Life Night ends with Lectio Divina, providing teenagers with an opportunity to pray using Sacred Scripture. Goal of This Night This Life Night provides teenagers with a foundational understanding of the Gathering Rites of Mass and the Liturgy of the Word. Teenagers are challenged to grow in their love and understanding of Sacred Scripture as the inspired Word of God. Catechism # 65 # 101 - 104 # 131 - 133 # 1100 - 1103 # 1153 - 1155 YouCat # 14 - 19 # 170 - 171 Scripture 2 Timothy 3:16 Hebrews 4:12 Luke 4:16 -21 Ephesians 6:17 Key Concepts We gather for Mass and prepare ourselves through the Introductory Rites so we are ready to receive God’s Word and the Eucharist. The Liturgy of the Word is of great importance in the celebration of liturgy. When it is proclaimed, we hear the voice of God, are brought into the story of our salvation, and strengthened by it. Embracing and praying through the Liturgy of the Word helps us to recognize and follow God’s voice outside of Mass and throughout our week. 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.