At Your Service The Sacraments at the Service of Communion About this Life Night This Life Night will explore the Sacraments at the Service of Communion – Holy Orders and Marriage. The night begins with the teens participating in a game that demonstrates how willingness to sacrifice is ultimately more beneficial than being competitive or trying to win it all. After the game, the teens will review the Sacraments of Initiation and Healing and hear a teaching outlining the role of the Sacraments at the Service of Communion. The teaching explains how the communal nature of the Trinity serves as an example for us of self-giving love and sacrifice, and that these sacraments are unique in the grace they offer us to live out the divine love of the Trinity in relationship with others. After the teaching, the teens will have the opportunity to discuss the grace of self-giving love provided by these sacraments and how they can better live out selflessness in their lives. The night will end with a prayer that challenges teens to begin living out that selflessness by praying for others rather than themselves as they lift up the married couples and ordained ministers who have been invited to the night. The teens will witness the sacrament lived out in the renewal of marriage vows and ordination promises of these invitees, and the teens will have the opportunity to pray in thanksgiving for their example of faith. Goal of This Night The goal for this Life Night is to have teens understand the Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders as Sacraments at the Service of Communion and to encourage teens to begin living the self-giving love encouraged by these sacraments. Catechism # 257 - 260 # 1539 - 1553 # 1601 # 1603 # 1613 - 1616 # 1642 Scripture Genesis 1:26 Genesis 2:18 -25 John 17:20 -22 Ephesians 5:22 -33 2 Thessalonians 2:16 Key Concepts God is a perfect community of divine love — always living and loving in communion as the three persons of the Trinity. By grace, we are brought into the perfect communion of life and love, which is God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Sacraments at the Service of Communion provide us two ways we can imitate the self-giving Love of God, two ways that we can share in the communal nature of the divine life. While the Sacraments of Initiation and Healing focus on an individual’s continued conversion and renewal, the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony are specifically “directed towards the salvation of others.” 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.