Win: an understanding of how these two sacraments build up the Church. Teenagers are challenged to pray for those that have received the Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Atrium and HallwayKey Steps:Pray with teamMusic in 102Gather 6:15-6:30(Atrium)Key StepsGreet at Door:Music and ChatNoodle game in Atrium Proclaim 6:30-7:15(Student Center)Key StepsVickers WitnessPaul Recap:Sacrament, Sin, Reconciliation, Penance, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, AnointingWhy do we have Sacraments of Vocations? Vocations ParticularsFree, Faithful, Total, Fruitful Break 7:15-7:30pm(Roncalli)Key Steps:Save Me Game: Dodgeball with toiletpaper rolls plus protecting the King/Queen Send 7:30-8:00pm(Roncalli)Key StepsSmall GroupAnointingWhat do you need healing in your life for? How do you want God to make you whole? VocationsWhy is the Sacrament of Matrimony important to our Church? How does our sacramental understanding of marriage differ from “commercial” understanding of marriage? How can people effectively prepare themselves for the Sacrament of Marriage? How can dating help or hinder this preparation? What qualities make a good marriage? Why is it important that marriage is centered on Christ? Pray over small group ESPECIALLY if you did not get to this last week. Play music behindCircle up as small groups. One at a time a student comes in the center and the group can pray for strength and peace and vocation
Win: For students to understand that both Reconciliation and Anointing are ways that God makes us whole: spiritually and physically. Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Atrium and HallwayKey Steps:Pray with teamMusic in 102Gather 6:15-6:50(102)Key StepsGreet at Door:Music and ChatHuman Etch a SketchShield and Protect Talk: Paul Proclaim 6:50-7:30(Student Center)Key StepsRecap:Sacrament, Sin, Reconciliation, Penance, Baptism, Confirmation, EucharistSacraments of HealingLuke 5: 17-26God is making a point with this passageSpiritual and Physical healing is possible. In fact God desires it for usSpiritual healing occurs BEFORE physical. It takes something from us.. our permission, sometimes others on behalf of us. While one occurs before the other, it is not less important. They work together similar to Sacraments of InitiationBOTH Reconciliation and Anointing have a spiritual and physical element to itRec.: Forgiveness, and LightnessAnoint: Strength and PeaceSacrament of AnointingHas anyone had any experience with it?A sacrament that we usually pair with older people. Reminds us that suffering is part of being human For those who find themselves in a state of suffering due to illness or other bodily/mentally ailmentThis healing is not always a bodily healing, but a spiritual one, giving us necessary strength and will to endure the sufferings of life and to prepare us for our death. Sometimes physical recovery comes from this sacrament as well, but we have to understand that it is not a magic spell to prolong life.St. James instructs us in his letter, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the [priests] of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”What happensUnites us to Christ's PassionForgives our sins that we are unable to confessPriest or Deacon must give the sacramentCan have it multiple timesOil of the Sick Break 7:30-7:45pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Small GroupEucharistHave you ever thought about how it would feel to literally receive God into your body? Does that change what happens when you receive communion?Do you struggle with truly believing in God’s real presence in the Eucharist? Why or why not?Why is it a sin to not receive Eucharist on Sunday?How can you prepare better to receive it?AnointingWhy were the Pharisees and scribes so closed off to Jesus? Have you ever been resentful of God’s work or God’s forgiveness?Do you believe that God can cure people today? Have you ever experienced this?What do you need healing in your life for? How do you want God to make you whole? Prep Skit Send 7:45-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsSkitsPray over small groupPlay music behindCircle up as small groups. One at a time a student comes in the center and the group can pray for strength and peace.
Win: For a student to fully understand that God resides in the EucharistPre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Atrium and HallwayKey Steps:Pray with teamMusic in 102Gather 6:15-6:45(102)Key StepsGreet at Door: JacobMusic and ChatScreen Game - What Can A Pot of Gold Buy: SteveShield and Protect Talk: Paul Proclaim 7:15-7:30(Student Center)Key StepsRecap:Sacrament, Sin, Reconciliation, Penance, Baptism, ConfirmationSacraments of Initiationprepare us to fully know GodBaptism, Confirmation, EucharistEucharistCompletes the Initiation(last sacrament done at Easter Vigil)John 6:53-59Matthew 26:26-30EffectsCommunion w/ GodBeforehand:Belief in the Real PresenceBaptizedReconciliation for Mortal SinFast 1 hourValidity:Ordained PriestBread made from wheat flourWine made from grapesSpecific PrayersUniversal ChurchAdorationSpend time w/ Jesus Break 7:30-7:45pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Relay CharadesSmall GroupContinuing of ConfirmationWrite a mission with your small groupput it into a acronymdraw some symbols for what it representsHow would someone get confirmed and accepted into your mission?EucharistHave you ever thought about how it would feel to literally receive God into your body? Does that change what happens when you receive communion?Do you struggle with truly believing in God’s real presence in the Eucharist? Why or why not?Why is it a sin to not receive Eucharist on Sunday?How can you prepare better to receive it? Send 7:45-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsShare MissionsPray
Win: For a student to want to come to 30Hour Famine & put his baptism/(future)confirmation into action Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Atrium and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to atrium and on tablesPray with teamMusic in AtriumSetup activity as they enter: Hunger Banquet: each small group will sit at their own table(s). 1 person at the table will get 2 slices of pizza, 2 people will get a bag of chips, the rest will get some saltines Gather 6:15-7:15(Atrium)Key Steps2 people at doors to greetSpoons at tables in atriumHunger Banquet beginsSmall Group Discussion(make sure they each have bible and follow along)How did you feel about those assigned to countries different from yours?How did you feel when you realized which country you had been assigned?Matthew 25: 31-46How does your life affect those who are hunger in the world? Think of all the connectionsWould Jesus say to you that you have fed and clothed the least?What other ways can people be hungry?Susan Talk Proclaim 7:15-7:30(Student Center)Key StepsRecap:What is a Sacrament: Outward sign of inward graceWhat are they?Sacrament of Reconciliation?Restoring friendly relations with God & showing your sorrow. I know what is right, I know what God wants...I don't careSacrament of Baptism? Through Baptism we receive freedom from sin, become an adopted child of God, are called to serve the Church, and are given the mission to help make disciples for Jesus Christ.Sacrament of ConfirmationThe Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the Sacraments of Initiation. It perfects the grace we received at baptism and gives us grace to live the missionary mandate of the Church. The missionary mandate was given to the Church by Jesus Christ when he commanded the apostles to make disciples of all nations and a baptize them. The mission of the Church is salvation. After a person is confirmed, he or she has a responsibility to live the mission of the Church, continue to grow in his or her faith, and draw more deeply into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Video______________ Break 7:30-7:45pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Small GroupWrite a mission with your small groupput it into a acronymdraw some symbols for what it representsHow would someone get confirmed and accepted into your mission? Send 7:45-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsShare MissionsPray30Hour Famine next week
Win: for the youth to walk out with a desire to see dignity in everyone. Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with teamSplit up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student CenterSetup activity as they enter: Survival Worksheets Gather 6:15-6:45(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doors to greetSurvival WorksheetsGet to know you large groupWhere is the last time that you saw something happen in real life that you knew was wrong? Did you speak up, let it happen, or do it too?Genesis 2:7, Galatians 5:1, Psalm 4:7-9 Proclaim 6:45-8:00(Student Center)Key StepsIntroduceCulture Project Speakers Break 7:45-8:00pm(Student Center)Key Steps:Question and Answer Send 8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsPrayer
Win: for the youth to understand the beauty behind the Sacrament of Baptism as well as understand what it means to call God Father. Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with teamSplit up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student CenterSetup activity as they enter: Diaper poop guessing game(diapers have melted candy in them. Have to guess which Gather 6:15-7:10(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doors to greetDiaper poop guessing gameGet to know you large groupDo you like being on the water? Why or why not?If you could be a priest, prophet, or king(queen) what would you choose and why?Video:Sacrament Video Scavenger HuntMission: Groups will need to run around the church looking for symbols of sacraments and baptism. Split the groups as much as possible Proclaim 7:10-7:25(Student Center)Key StepsRecap:What is a Sacrament: Outward sign of inward graceWhat are they?What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Restoring friendly relations with God & showing your sorrowWhat is sin?I know what is right, I know what God wants...I don't carechoosing yourself over another/GodHas repercussionsSacrament of Baptism(Paul)The What:Each symbol and sign in the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism has a deep and profound meaning, helping us to discover the deeper realities of the sacrament. Do you remember anything from your Baptism or have you seen a video of it? What stood out to you? If not, have you ever witnessed a Baptism? What do you remember about it?Altar, garment, crucifix, candles, holy water, Sacred Chrism, basket/bowl for the SendBest GIFT EVER: StoryThe EffectsGod bound salvation to Baptism; however, God can work outside of the Sacrament of Baptism.Through Baptism we receive freedom from sin, become an adopted child of God, are called to serve the Church, and are given the mission to help make disciples for Jesus Christ.four primary gracesForgives SinsAdoption: NEW CREATIONHoly Water VideoMembership: call to serve: MISSIONSeal: Indelible: We are claimedIts a free gift... Break 7:25-7:45pm(All Over)Key Steps:Small Group & snackHow is everyone 1-10?Matthew: 13-17: Make sure everyone opens up their bible and reads along. One of our goals is to help them know their bible.Do you feel like you have been saved?Do you think that God is pleased with you?Do you see God as your Heavenly Father? How?How can you look at God MORE as a loving father? Send 7:45-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsAdorationAnnouncements30Hour Famine is happening next month. Continue thinking about it.
Win: For students to know that that they have been set free and that the tool of Reconciliation is always available. Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with team(we always miss this!)Split up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student CenterSetup and start Puzzles and Jenga games Gather 6:15-40(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doors to greetPuzzles & Jenga in 102Get to know you large groupWhat is something stupid you have done?Have you ever broken something that cannot be fixed? Simply has to be replaced.Proclaim 6:40-7:00(Student Center)Key StepsWhat is a Sacrament: Outward sign of inward graceWhat are they?What is Sacrament of Reconciliation vs Penance?R: Restoring friendly relations(apology)P: Outward sign of your sorry(making up for it)What is sin?I know what is right, I know what God wants...I don't carechoosing yourself over another/GodResult: Negative outcomes: hurts others, hurts yourself, hurts relationship with God.These negative outcomes brings feelings of shame, guilt, fear, and separates us from friendly relationsSo Jesus gave us a toolSacrament of Reconciliation is a chance for us to be free from shame and to build a bridge back to GodProcess: Examen: reflect on your day/week/month and remember ANYWHERE where you put yourself before othersConfess: Share with Jesus(the priest stands in place of him)Contrition: Apologize, Ask for forgiveness, verbally say you are going to try betterAbsolution: Priest as Jesus will wipe the slate cleanPenance: Outward sign of your repentance Break 7:00-7:50pm(Stations: 25 min each)Key Steps: Station 1: ConfessionExamen in Rm 102(music) with journalsConfession in 103, Atrium, 105Pray in RoncalliLight lantern outsideStation 2: ReflectionSnackScripture: Make sure everyone has the chance to open up the bible, read the passage, and have them journal these questions before sharingProdigal Son: Luke 15:11-32What is this story about?Who did the son impact with his actions? Who else did he impact that might not have been mentioned. Give an example of a time when you have been forgiven by someone.Give an example of when you have forgiven someone else.What would it be like if God did not forgive and we had to work ALL of our sins off. Send 7:50-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsPrayerAnnouncements30Hour Famine is happening next month. Start thinking about it. Video: Nooma or 30hour famine
Win: For students to have a better understanding and NOTICE a rhythm of life as well as a rhythm to the Church Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:25pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with team(we always miss this!)Split up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student Center Gather 6:25-50(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doorssplit students into 4 seasonsKnow it or Blow it in Student Center(Paul)Each question has multiple questions1 person on the team decides who answers the question, each person can only say one answer. When one person gets a wrong answer the question moves to the next group and they can stealVideo: Nerf VideoGet to know you large groupIf you had an invisible pet, what would it be?If you could pick ANY other day than Dec 25 for Christmas, what would it be? Proclaim 6:50-7:05(Student Center)RhythymSpell itEverything functions on this. Examples?Awesome way to experience life!Ups AND DownsPhysically and spiritually has affects on usHelps us to remember things easier(grouping)Sleep cycles, Metabolism, attentionAllows us to enter into God in different waysLiturgical Season(Handout)Briefly go through them Break 7:05-7:30pm(spread out)Key Steps: Make sure everyone has the chance to open up the bible and have them journal these questions before sharingRead Ecclesiastes 3:1-15In your own words, what is this scripture teaching us? What is your favorite season? Liturgical season?Why is it important that we do the same thing year after year?How can you try to enjoy other seasons besides Christmas and EasterHow can we grow more each year? Give me 3 steps for the next 3 years th at you can grow. Send 7:30-8:00pm(Student Center)Liturgical Trivia(Paul)
Small Group NightWin: for students to continue to dive into scripture and into relationship with each other. Example Schedule(feel free to plan your own)6:30 Welcome everyone in. As they come in have pizza and drinks available. Also have a game of spoons ready(how to play)7:00 Family name game(how to play)7:20 Check In(highs and lows)7:30 Bible Study(need bibles, journals, and pens) Luke 5: 1-11Introduce the W.R.A.P. method and how you are going to read the bible before the bible studyPick 3 volunteers to read. WRAP Method:Reader 1: read whole passage normalTake a minute and think about the verseReader 2: read whole passage a little slowerW: WRITE down a word, words, or verse that sticks out to you. Does it inspire you?, Bother you? sound weird? interesting?R: REFLECT: Write answers to these questions regarding the particular word/phrase that stuck out to youhe Holy Spirit is making this word/phrase grab your attention. Why?Imagine that you are having a conversation with Jesus and He says these words. How do you respond? Write out the conversationHow do these words make you feel?Reader 3: read whole passage a little slowerA: APPLY: Write answers to these questions regarding the particular word/phrase that stuck out to youWhat does that word/phrase mean for you tomorrow?God is always calling us to action, what does He want you to do?: PRAY/PRAISE/PAUSE: Write these out as wellrayer for something regarding this actionThank God for speaking to youPause and be still before moving on.
Bottom Line: The Word of God is not simply a thing, it is alive and relevant. Bible 101: New TestamentWin: for students to understand WHY the New Testament is important to them personally. Schedule6:30 Paul Recap and Welcome Questions6:45 Joy Fallon Show Introduction7:00 Interview Fr. Alan7:30 Game: Skee Ball7:35 Snack and Family Group8:00 end sharp Pre-Gather 6:20 - 6:30p in Student Center/AtriumKey Steps:Core Team needs to touch base with each other and prayScreen Game Gather 6:30pm-7:00pm – (Atrium)Key Steps:Paul does a quick recap and Intro questionsJoy Fallon Show IntroductionTheme MusicIntroduce the Topic: Bible 101: NEW TestamentIntroduce Fr. Alan Zobler and ask some personal questionsGame: Speak Out(3 students come up and play the mouth guard game with Father and Joy) Proclaim 7:00pm-7:30pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Interview w/ Fr. Zobler(he will provide prompts)Game: Giant Skee Balla ramp will be brought outFr Alan and 3 students has to roll balls up it and into buckets that students are holding with certain points on them. person with the most points win Break 7:30pm-7:55pm(Atrium or Everywhere)Key Steps:SnackEither Fr Zobler or family groups separately will go through an Ignatian ExerciseIf there is time, Q & A with Fr Zobler End 8:00pm
Bottom Line: The Word of God is not simply a thing, it is alive and relevant. Bible 101: Old TestamentWin: for students to understand WHY the Old Testament is important to them personally. Schedule6:30 Paul Recap and Welcome Questions6:45 Joy Fallon Show Introduction7:00 Interview Sr. Ann7:30 Game: Dance your hat and gloves off w/ 2 students7:35 Snack and Family Group8:00 end sharp Pre-Gather 6:20 - 6:30p in Student Center/AtriumKey Steps:Core Team needs to touch base with each other and prayBill Exchange(everyone gets 10 bills. They try to win other's $ by flipping coin, RPS, thumb wrestling) Gather 6:30pm-7:00pm – (Atrium)Key Steps:Paul does a quick recap and Intro questionsJoy Fallon Show IntroductionTheme MusicIntroduce the Topic: Bible 101: Old TestamentIntroduce Sr. Ann Mary and ask some personal questionsGame: Trivia(Sr. Ann answers bible questions and prize goes to the students) Proclaim 7:00pm-7:30pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Interview w/ Sr. Ann Mary(she will provide prompts)Game: Dance your Hats and Gloves off2 students come up and play with Sr. AnnEach person puts on hat and gloves and have 15 seconds to dance it off. 1 point for each glove, 2 points for the hat Break 7:30pm-7:55pm(Everywhere)Key Steps:SnackFamily groups will be given 1 scripture passage and 1 movie theme and will have to act out that story in that movie themeThe groups have 10 minutes to come up with a planSeparate the groups if both leaders are there and the group is too large. We will have 6 options just in caseCome back to the Atrium and Joy Ermie will host the groups and their skits End 8:00pm
Last Week Recap Wired Week 1You can see God everywhere you look. This Week: Wired 2 Win: Students will love themselves more by realizing how much God loves them. Schedule6:30 Noodle Game (outside)6:45 Gather: - Drake/Will Video - Extreme Thumb Wrestling7:00 Proclaim(video)7:15 Snack7:20 Family Group TimeFamily Group Activity: Human knot(everyone stretch across the circle and grab a hand. Then with other hand grab someone else's hand. Now try to untie yourselves without breaking hands)7:50 Silent Devo/Worship - Wired Wall(how does God see you?)8:00 End ProclaimGenesis 1:27, 31Matthew 22:37-391 John 3:1Do you feel like people are looking at you, sizing you up, and trying to figure out whether you’re worth their time, attention, and energy? Do you ever feel like, out of billions of people, am I really worth God’s time and attentionCaring what others think is natural, but it become a problem when we try to guess what other people think about us and that determines what we think about ourselves.It’s difficult for us to understand how much we matter unless we go back to the beginning when God set all of this in motion.God said it was good. He saw Himself in what He had made.Loving God seems like something God would ask us to do. But you probably don’t expect Him to say it’s as big of a deal as loving yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV).Loving ourselves has nothing to do with elevating ourselves over other people. Loving ourselves means that we believe we matter.God could call us lots of things. But He chooses to call us His children. It means you matter.You can do this, but that means you need to constantly remind yourself what God says about you.But it’s not enough to just read it. You must make a decision to accept it.Do you ever see God as a Father who LAVISHES you with His love?He does. And those ridiculous, over-the-top, rich quantities never change. He always loves you as you already are. Small Group: God always loves you as you already are.Key Step: Check in for the week; what was a high, what was a low, where did you see God, what do you need prayers for?Remember for each question, have them write something down. Allow them to process it and have something to share. What do you think other people think about you? What do you think about yourself?Find a phrase you can say to remind yourself of the way God sees you. Write that phrase downWhat would you do differently if you saw yourself the way God sees you?
This Week: Wired 1 Win: Students will pay attention to the evidence of God all around them.Schedule6:30 Ultimate Keep Away(outside) - photoshoot throughout6:50 String Activity7:00 Proclaim(video)7:10 Family Group Activity: Helium Stick7:20 Snack7:25 Family Group (this night spend a lot of time on getting to know each other) - Sharpie inside journal cover7:50 Wired walls - Students write on walls: ways they have seen God8:00 End ProclaimGenesis 1:1Genesis 1:27Deuteronomy 6:4-5How are you supposed to know Someone you can’t see or have a relationship with Someone who doesn’t talk back?There’s something in us that wants to know that the world isn’t random—that somehow it’s wired, and we’re wired, to work in a certain way. That Someone or Something has our back.It all begins with Creation. God is making a point of letting us know that it wasn’t by accident. (Genesis 1:1).Not only did God wire the universe to function in certain ways, He also wired humanity.(Genesis 1:27).There is something about nature, especially the parts of it that only God could create, that moves us. That’s the image of God in us, recognizing His work in everything else.And it isn’t just nature. Movies and stories that make us feel the most, that stick with us the longest, are also the ones that display characteristics of God in the clearest way.When we begin to see the evidence of His wiring, He becomes a little less invisible to us. The most important thing we were wired to do is love God (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NIV).It’s really hard for people to love each other if they never stop to notice each other.Notice Him. This week, pay attention to the places where His wiring is obvious in the world. Small Group: You can see God everywhere you look Key Step: Check in for the week; what was a high, what was a low, where did you see God, what do you need prayers for?What are some events that make you feel disconnected from God?Talk about a time when you saw the image of God in the actions of someone else.Name at least two places where you can go to notice God more regularly.