(Not So) Surprise Ending The Resurrection and Ascension About this Life Night This Life Night is written to follow Life Night “Darkness,” which reflects on the Passion and Death of Christ. The Gather invites teenagers to share any “good news” they have from the past week or month. This sharing leads into a short video that prefaces the Resurrection teaching. The Proclaim looks at the hope the Resurrection introduced into human history, as well as the hope it brings into each individual life. During the Break teens have a small group discussion that examines the ways that our hope in the Resurrection changes our thoughts, minds, and actions. Finally, the Life Night ends by challenging the teenagers to spend some time recalling how the risen Christ is made known to us through the Eucharist. The night will close with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Goal of This Night The goal for this Life Night is to explore the truth of Jesus’ Resurrection and the significance of this in the teens’ everyday lives. This Life Night will also challenge the teens to have hope in Christ and look forward to their resurrection through Him. Catechism # 631 - 635 # 638 - 655 # 1817 # 1843 # 2090 # 2174 YouCat # 104 - 110 Scripture Matthew 28:1 -20 Mark 16:1 -8 Luke 24:1 -8 Luke 24:13 -49 John 20:1 -21 Acts 1:1 -9 1 Corinthians 15:12 -19 Key Concepts The Resurrection is the central reality of our lives as Christians. It accomplished God’s mission of redemption and fulfilled His promises. The Resurrection should have a real impact on how we live today. The Resurrection points to a hope and joy that is greater than any momentary suffering or affliction. The Ascension of Jesus foreshadows our own resurrection and is followed by the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. 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.