A youth-focused Mass is nothing more than a vibrant liturgy that speaks to young people and challenges them to live as Disciples of Christ. It is not limited to just teenagers - people of all ages are invited to attend a youth-focused Mass.
The music, homilies and environment are set for youth and their families. There is an energy that youth bring to the celebration that is contagious.
Our youth listens to a great deal of music everyday. Although some of it may be objectionable, it is all produced very well and has incredible sound quality. To inculturate the liturgy for youth, a youth-focused Mass uses musical instruments that our youth are used to hearing on a daily basis. The tone is still prayerful as our youth respond by participating and actually singing at Mass.
The youth are addressed directly at the homily. The Gospel is broken open for our youth about how relevant it is for their lives. Our youth are drawn to the truth as the homily gives them the truth of our faith.
The Mass and the Eucharist is the center of our youth ministry. Life Teen is committed to helping our parish develop dynamic, youth-focused Masses. As part of our Life Support Subscription, Life Teen provides Liturgy Guides to St. Priscilla.
These guides are filled with ideas on how to implement a successful youth-focused Mass. There are youth-centered homily ideas for the priest. There are music suggestions for each part of the Mass. There is even a lectionary-based Bible study for youth included for every Sunday of the year. The Liturgy Planning Guide is an invaluable resource to a parish committed to reaching our young people through the Liturgy.