“How can the Church engage teens in the beauty and depth of the Mass
with competition like social media and smartphones?”
I shared a powerful video by Ascension Press called “I Will Follow” a few weeks ago. It is a dramatic vocation video aimed at teens, part of a soon-to-be-released five-part series called Altaration designed to enliven teens with a love and enthusiasm for the Mass.
This three-minute trailer for Altaration is extremely moving, thrilling actually. Mark Hart speaks in the power of the Holy Spirit. His words rang in my heart and lifted my spirits with fresh insights into the true meaning of the Mass. His words cast a fresh light on what is really happening on the altar and lit a new fire of love for the Father, Christ, and the Eucharist within me.
The video shows flashes of other young people and priests, real men, real role models who will appeal to teens.
Although, this series is geared towards awakening teens to the transforming experience of the Mass, it will touch everyone, young and old alike. The music has punch, the pace is quick, the language direct and real. This short trailer provides a satisfying answer to the question, “How can the Church engage teens in the beauty and depth of the Mass with competition like social media and smartphones?”
All images and videos used with permission of Ascension Press.
copyright 2015, Melanie Jean Juneau
About the Author
Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.