Sanctified Four Marks of the Church - Holy About this Life Night This Life Night is the second of a four-part series on the four marks of the Church, focusing on the mark of “holy.” The Gather activity offers the teens an opportunity to interact with saints who lived lives of holiness in a variety of circumstances. The Proclaim explains why the Church is holy and breaks open the concept that we are called to holiness by being in communion with Christ. We experience this communion through the sanctifying grace of the sacraments. The Break provides the teens with an opportunity to reflect on people in their own lives they view as holy, and to identify obstacles in living out holiness. The Life Night closes with a teen from each small group presenting their petitions for a large group closing prayer. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to explore the reality that the Church is “Holy”, not because of the members of the Church, but because of Christ. The Life Night shares the lives of saints as examples of lived holiness and challenges teenagers to follow their example. Catechism # 787 - 789 # 823 - 829 # 946 - 948 YouCat # 132 # 146 Scripture Leviticus 19:2 Matthew 5:48 Romans 5:20 -21 Ephesians 2:8 -10 1 Peter 1:15 -16 Church Documents lumen-gentium 8 Key Concepts The Church is unfailingly holy only because of Christ and His gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. Christ continues to sanctify the Church. Those who are baptized and are living out their faith are growing in communion with God; they are continually being perfected in holiness. The faithful who are in heaven are called “saints.” The Church canonizes some of the faithful to recognize the power of the Holy Spirit in making people holy and holds these saints up as examples for the rest of the Church. 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.