United The Four Marks Of The Church - One About this Life Night The Life Night begins with a large group game that helps teenagers meet other members of the group and learn what they share in common. The teaching during the Proclaim gives teenagers a foundation for understanding the four marks of the Church and specifically the first mark of the Church, “One.” Teens will learn that we are each a part of the “one body of Christ.” During the Break, the teens will be able to discuss the concepts from the teaching and share about their own experiences as members of the body of Christ. The Life Night closes with a reminder of our Baptism and an encouragement to live out our role as a member of the body of Christ, helping to unify all believers through our prayer and worship together. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to introduce the topic of the four marks of the Catholic Church to the teenagers. The Life Night examines the reality that the Church is “one” through one Baptism, our unity in Jesus Christ, and our one profession of faith. Catechism # 781 # 811 - 816 # 820 - 822 YouCat # 129 # 131 Scripture Matthew 16:13 -18 John 17:20 -21 1 Corinthians 12:12 -26 Ephesians 4:3 -5 Key Concepts There are four “marks” of the Catholic Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. These four marks are given to the Church by Christ and are not dependent on any action of the people within the Church. The faithful of the Church is bound as “one” by being united in the profession of one faith received from the apostles, the common celebration of worship and the sacraments, and apostolic succession through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. We are called to help bring unity and healing where there is division within the Church. When we are willing to pray and work together, we help the Church in its mission to unify Jesus’ followers. 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.