On Halloween we had a scary good time carving pumpkins, eating cookies, playing sardines, and psychiatrist! It was a great night to just hang out and have fun! Check them all out below!
THEEEEEEN last night we talked religion and politics! We shared about what voting means to us, and why it matters. Everyone was given a challenge for the week- to find an opportunity to pray for ONE HOUR for our country! Check out the take home sheet HERE.
This last Wednesday at LifeNight we had a game night! We played Sardines with a TWIST, and Father Kevin came on by for a special closing prayer on our upcoming Sunday’s Reading.
Remember to come this week for a special Halloween LifeNight!
Thanks to everyone for coming to LifeNight last night ANNNND if you couldn't make it we missed you! We had a special guest last night, Gabri! She is a OLG youth ministry Alum, AND was even our intern for a year! She came to share her vocation story with us- it was amazing.
"My name is Gabri MacInnes. I grew up in Minnesota, but my family recently moved to Florida. I am the youngest of three daughters and I grew up in a Catholic family. We went to Mass every Sunday and my mom taught us everything she knew about the faith. I attended a private Catholic school from kindergarten through eighth grade and attended a public high school. I then went to a Catholic college." to read more about her story go here AND more importantly how to help her go here!
Don't forget! Next week is MEA sooooo no LifeNight- we start up again on 24th! See you then!
Last night was our SECOND LifeNight of the year! We opened up the night by playing one of our favorite games- Word Smoothie! You can see all of the fun we had above! We then entered into prayer with Lectio Divina using Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 "Everything Has Its Time". We then watched a video from Father Mike about what it means to LIVE in the present moment. During small group we really went into what it means for us to live in the right now. Check out our questions below!
- What stage of life/season do you wish you were in? Why?
- What stage of life/season are you in RIGHT now?
-What is it like for you to be patient? Is it easy, hard, don't really notice it? Why or why not?
- What is your work of the day? What does God want you to work on RIGHT now?
- What do you think about the "Sacrament of the Present" moment?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 Everything Has Its Time
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace
Last night was our FIRST LifeNight of the year! It was great getting to meet everyone AND get some amazing cupcakes! For our first LifeNight we learned about who Pier Giorgio Frassati was- we watched a great video about getting to know him and then entered into some small group time where we went over these questions:
- If you had to describe what/who a Saint was... how would you?
- What Saint do you most identify with? Don't have one that you identify with? Why?
-Frassati often said that he wanted to "Live, not exsist." He wanted to live in a full way, because he knew that God made us to go to the top. What do you think about that?
- Frassati lived his life in surrender. Surrendering to his family. Surrendering to God. What does it mean to you to surrender How do you surrender to God in your life?