[quote=Exalt]Beng, I was trying to explain what the LifeTeen mass tries to accomplish, from the founders of LifeTeen themselves.
Yeah and those are a very modernist goals.
Your comments make me sad. Number one - you can’t be in full knowledge of every Life Teen mass that has gone on around the globe.
I don’t know what this has to do with anything.
And number two - the only thing truly different about this mass were the unorthodox ending and the gathering in the sancuary. That’s it. Different music, youth EMC’s, lectors, and greeters, inclusive planning, and “geared towards teenage issues” homilies are not offenses against anything and follow the rubrics as closely as any other mass.
Youth EMHC is a problem… wait, no … EMHC is the problem. This suppose to be EXTRAORDINARY but parishes think that this is norm. Poeple can’t afford to wait long in line because they need to leave the Church ASAP after communion ALA Judas.
And the abuse are not just those two (Gathering in sanctuary and Dismissal) but also the choice of music (If anyone saith that Michael W. Smith or any Christian Pop-Rock music can be use in the Holy Mass, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA) and instrument. Instrument like electric guitar, drum etc needs permission from Bishop. But most, with the spirit of disobedience, just use them without asking permission.
We will have to agree to disagree here. You don’t think that the teen culture is a seperate culture from the adult culture, and you also don’t seem to believe that it is allowed to have masses “target” certian cultures.
I have a problem when Mass is change to conform to the desire of the youth instead of the other way around.
Furthermore, you seem to have a contradiction: You support the latin masses. Shouldn’t you just conform to the N.O. mass? Both the latin mass and teen-geared masses are supported by the bishops and the Pope.
I’ve never even mentioned Latin Mass or Novus Ordo in this thread.
Why have a mass geared towards teenagers and not towards house wives and veterans? The Bishops and I agree: Youth are at a much higher risk than house wives and vets. Youth have a different culture than house wives and veterans as well (the latter two subscribe to the same culture as all of us). Youth also are at a significantly different place spiritual and emotionally than the difference between the normal mass and most other groups. And Youth are in far greater number than any other group.
Baby Boomer who are now almost reach their retirement age are the greatest group in population. Not youth.
LifeTeen Mass = higher attendance
LifeNights + Apologetics Nights or Bible Studies Nights = good catechesis
Relational Ministry (both Youth-to-Youth and Minister-to-Youth) = Good, Solid, Catholic relationships
Sacraments + Catechesis + Solid Catholic Relationships + Willing Soul = Good Catholic
You can have a concert, play Michael W. Smith or even Metallica song OUTSIDE MASS, no one would really object. Infact, if you want to appeal more to the youth DO IT OUTSIDE MASS!! But when it come to the Divine Worship where we worthless human share the abundance and ultimate love shown at Calvary in a Mass, DO NOT TOY WITH IT!