September Update

The following is what is going on in September…please make sure you take time to read and review!!

Life Nights:  September 10, 17, 24  (Remember if you go to an earlier Mass, please be in the church narthex by 6pm to join us for Life Night)

*We are in need of parents to cook on the following dates:  9/10, 9/17 and 11/12.  Please email me ASAP if you can prepare our meal on one of these evenings.  We provide you the funds for the meal and it can be a very simple meal!!!!*

SOLT Night:  Our next SOLT event is on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:30pm-8pm.  Stay tuned for news!

Upper Room (Bible Study for our Juniors & Seniors):  Last Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm-8pm at the rectory.  Kick off meeting is on Wednesday, 8/30 and next one on 9/29!!

Upcoming LT events:

  • “Positively Dangerous” Leadership Retreat:  September 8-10—40 teens will be participating in this retreat.  Please keep the teens and Core members in your prayers.
  • Father Cyriac Installation Mass: Sunday, September 10:  Parishioners are invited to officially welcome Father Cyriac as our new Pastor at the 11:15am Mass.  **PLEASE SEE NOTE IN SERVICE SECTION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP**
  • Fall Retreat:  Friday, October 6th -Sunday, October 8thPermission Slip and Fee due on SUNDAY, 9/10.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, October 3rd, 5pm-9:45pm.  XLT is a night of incredible Praise and Worship with a great speaker.  Teens from all over Atlanta attend this amazing night!!!  Sign up and get your permission slip on the LT Info board in the LT room.  Permission slip due on 9/24.
  • Cardboard City:  Mark your calendar for 10/28!  Join us as we experience what it means to not have a warm bed to sleep in every night.  Sign up and pick up your permission slip in the Life Teen room.

 Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Prep Class on Wednesday, 9/6.  Please arrive by 6:50pm to sign in.  Class will begin promptly at 7pm (this means if you arrive after class begins, you are not counted in the attendance).  Class ends at 8:30pm.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Prep class is on Wednesday, 9/20.  Please arrive by 6:50pm to sign in.  Class will begin promptly at 7pm (this means if you arrive after class begins, you are not counted in the attendance).  This class has been extended to 9pm (remaining classes will dismiss at 8:30pm.)
  • 2ND Year Families:  CONFIRMATION LITURGY IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT THE 5PM LIFE TEEN MASS.  Archbishop Gregory will be our presider.
  • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Commitment Mass is on Sunday, October 1st at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All Confirmation students and families should attend.
  • Please see the Service section below to begin working on your FIATs!!!!

 Service:

  • Father Cyriac Luncheon:  WE ARE IN NEED OF LOTS OF HELP!!!!  Father Cyriac will be honored as our Pastor with a luncheon on Sunday, 9/10/17.  Our parish is looking for teens and adults to help during the event.  We need help with serving, bussing tables, and clean up.  This would be a great PARISH FIAT for our Confirmation students and/or a FAMILY FIAT.  If you or your family are interested in helping, please email me by Sunday, 9/3!  (This would be a couple of hours of help, plus you get to have a free lunch!!!) AGAIN…PLEASE VOLUNTEER!
  • Roots Liturgy Servers/Choir Event:  Friday, 9/29  We need help with a game night thanking our elementary liturgical servers and youth choir.  Event will be from 6pm-9pm at the rectory.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve Board” in the LT room.
  • Rowdy Roots:  Friday, 10/20, 6pm-9pm  Our 3rd-5th grade youth group!  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve Board” in the LT room.
  • Donut Fellowship:  Most Sunday mornings, our parish offers a Donut & Coffee Fellowship for our families.  We are in need of families to help staff the donut fellowship.  This is a great way to serve our parish and is also a FIAT opportunity.  If you are interested, please email Lynda VanHassel at lyndavan1@gmail.com.

Final call to order a Life Teen tshirt.  Tshirt comes in 5 different colors:  Purple, Pink, Royal Blue, Cardinal Red and Kelly Green.  Cost of the shirt is $12.  We wear this shirt to various events during the school year…so send me your size and color if you would like to order.  You can bring the $12 to the next Life Night.  Parents can order a shirt to…great way to show your support of our Life Teen program!

Remember the Life Teen closet is always in need of soda!!!

Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

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JULY UPDATE

Hello LT Families and Teens!

Just 18 days before Life Night returns!  Lots of new and exciting stuff to come for the new school year!  Here is some info for you to put in your calendar!

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is underway.  Registration form can be picked up on the LT bulletin board outside the LT office or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  RE Fee can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

*ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS-please note that you must register with Life Teen in order to register for the 1st or 2nd year Confirmation program.*

 Life Nights:  Returns on 7/30/17, 6pm-8:30pm.  Join us for a Back to School BBQ, games and inflatables!

August dates: 6, 13, 20

Pizza & Prayer:  Senior Send Off is July 26, 2017, 6:30pm-8pm.  Let’s send off our graduates with lots of love!

Exciting changes coming to Wednesday nights!  Stay tuned…

Upcoming LT events:

  • RE Round Up:  August 5-6, 2017 after all Masses.  Make sure you stop by to pick up all the upcoming school year info, calendars, forms, etc.   All Life Teen families should stop by!
  • Senior 2018 Blessing Mass:  Sunday, August 20th at the Life Teen Mass.  Special blessing for our NEW Seniors.  Friends and family invited to attend.
  • Back to School Dance:  Sunday, August 20th following the Life Teen Mass till 8:30pm.  All teens (and invite some friends) to our annual back to school celebration

 Confirmation:

  • Registration underway for the 2017-2018 Confirmation year! Please attend the RE Round Up!
  • MANDATORY Confirmation Parent/Teen Info meeting is on Wednesday, August 23, 2017,  7pm-8:30pm in the church

 NCYC:

  • 2nd payment due on July 30th!
  • A few spots remaining for NCYC, so if you are interested please email me ASAP!!!

2017-2018 Calendar Dates:  (dates for you to put in calendar)

  • RE Round Up:  August 5-6, 2017
  • 1st and 2nd Year Confirmation Student/Parent Class:  August 23, 2017
  • Fall Retreat:  October 6-8, 2017
  • NCYC:  November 16-19, 2017
  • Spring Retreat:  March 16-18, 2018
  • 2018 Confirmation Liturgy:  I will be REQUESTING the following dates on 6/1/17 to the Archbishop Office(yes, that is the earliest I can make a request)—4/15/18, 4/22/18 and 4/29/18.  I hope to hear back from the Archbishop office on the date they select before the August 23 Confirmation class.

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

May Life Teen Update

Hello LT Families and Teens!

Just a few weeks left to the school year and Life Teen is looking forward to summer!  Please review the info below…

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is underway.  Registration form can be picked up on the LT bulletin board outside the LT office or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  There is a discount if you register BEFORE May 31, 2017.  RE Fee can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

*ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS-please note that you must register with Life Teen in order to register for the 1st or 2nd year Confirmation program.*

 Life Nights:  Completed for 2016-2017 School Year!  Life Night returns on 7/30/17!!

Pizza & Prayer:  5/10 (for Sonfest teens), 5/17, 5/31, 6/14, 6/21 (then off till 7/26)

Upcoming LT events:

  • Sonfest Review Meeting:  Wednesday, 5/10 6:30pm-8pm Required for ALL teens who are attending Sonfest.  Parents are invited to attend but not required.
  • NCYC Meeting:  Wednesday, 5/17 8pm-9pm Interested in attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in November?  Meeting will be in the Life Teen room (teen and parent should attend to receive the most up to date information).  Info packet can be picked up from the LT Info board located in the LT room.  1st deposit of $225 is due on 5/10!!!
  • Baccalaureate Mass:  Sunday, May 21.  2017 Seniors should meet in the Life Teen room at 4:15pm wearing their cap and gown.  Mass is at 5pm followed by a Senior and immediate family dinner.  (RSVP REQUIRED by 5/7/17)  (Junior class families…we need your HELP.  Please email me if you can help at the dinner.  Remember, your teen is in the spotlight next year!)
  • Mission:Possible:  Sunday, June 25-Thursday, June 29.  Teens, join us as we serve the metro Atlanta community.  Work hard during the day and fun activities in the evening….plus luxury accommodations here at the church!!!  Sign up and permission slip available on the LT Info board.  Parents….are you interested in volunteering for the week or a few days, chaperoning evening activities, preparing meals, etc….please email me!!!

Service:

  • See info above about MISSION:POSSIBLE
  • Vacation Bible School:  July 10-14, 2017  If you are interested in helping at VBS, please sign up on the Service board in the LT room

2017-2018 Calendar Dates:  (dates for you to put in calendar)

  • RE Round Up:  August 5-6, 2017
  • 1st and 2nd Year Confirmation Student/Parent Class:  August 23, 2017
  • Fall Retreat:  October 6-8, 2017
  • NCYC:  November 16-19, 2017
  • Spring Retreat:  March 16-18, 2018
  • 2018 Confirmation Liturgy:  I will be REQUESTING the following dates on 6/1/17 to the Archbishop Office(yes, that is the earliest I can make a request)—4/15/18, 4/22/18 and 4/29/18.  I hope to hear back from the Archbishop office on the date they select before the August 23 Confirmation class.

Please keep our Life Teen families in your prayers!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

March Update

Hello LT Families!!!

Spring is arriving soon and lots to let you know about!!  Please take the time to read this update…lots of valuable information.

 Life Nights:  March 12th

Pizza & Prayer:  March 22nd, 29th

Parish Lenten Events:

  • Please see bulletin for a comprehensive list of Lenten opportunities during the month of March. (website:  stolivers.com)
  • Please support the Mens Club Fish Frys every Friday during Lent, 5pm-7pm in the Family Center

Upcoming Events:

  • Spring Retreat: Friday, 3/3/17 5pm-Sunday, 3/5/17 6pm Please pray for the 120 teens/adults who will be attending the Spring retreat! For those that need a “What to Bring” list, please go to website (stoliverslifeteen.com) and click on retreat tab.
  • XLT: Tuesday, 3/7  Permission slip can be found on LT Info board or at stoliverslifeteen.com.  Must be turned in by Friday, 3/3
  • Parish Mission “Ordinary Lives…Extraordinary Mission!”: March 19th-21st 7pm in the church.  The Mission will be an inspiring yet practical experience of dynamic teaching and application of the genius of Catholicism to every aspect of your life including prayer, work, sports, dating & marriage, finances, health & well-being, parenting and more. There is something for ALL ages!!

Confirmation:

1st Year Confirmation: 

  • Student class on Wednesday, 3/8/17, 7pm-8:30pm in the Life Teen room.
  • PARENT class on Wednesday, 3/8/17 in the ADULT ED CENTER 7pm-8:30pm.  At least ONE parent is required to attend Parent class. (please note location change)
  • All FIATs, Sponsor form, Baptismal and 1st Communion certificates are due on 3/15/17.

2nd Year Confirmation:

  • Student class on Wednesday, 3/15/17, 7pm-9pm in the Life Teen room. Students are REQUIRED to attend this final class.
  • PARENT class on Wednesday, 3/15/17 in the Church 7pm-9pm.  At least 1 parent is REQUIRED to attend this final class.
  • ALL remaining FIAT(s) are due on 3/15/17.  Failure to complete FIATs could result in you not being confirmed.
  • CONFIRMATION STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION BEFORE MARCH 26TH. Reconciliation is available at St. Oliver’s on Saturdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm or please contact office (770-979-2500) to schedule an appointment with one of our priests.  You can also take advantage of area parish Penance services before the 26th!!!
  • CONFIRMATION LITURGY: Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ the 5pm Life Teen Mass!

 Upcoming Conferences:

Sonfest:

Our annual summer beach conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, June 5-9, 2017. Sonfest is a 5 day spiritual experience for rising 9th graders to graduating seniors.  The week is comprised of life enriching sessions, powerful prayer experiences, outstanding music and of course, time at the beach.

Cost of the 5 day conference is $500 (includes registration, lodging, meals (except travel meals), transportation, tshirt and lots of fun.  We will offer fundraising opportunities to help teens attend Sonfest.

Info packet is available on the Life Teen Info board located in the LT Room.  SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  LT is still accepting the deposit of $150 AND 2nd payment of $150  is due on 3/22.  If you would like to apply for a Sonfest scholarship, please ask for a scholarship application from the LT office.

Steubenville Atlanta:

What is Steubenville Atlanta?

Steubenville Atlanta is a weekend Catholic youth conference hosted by the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Life Teen.  There are 21 Steubenville Conferences each summer, serving thousands of teens and hosted by the top names in Catholic Youth Ministry and music.

When?:  July 7-9, 2017

Where?:  Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, GA

Theme:  Elevate

 Steubenville Packet is available on the LT Info board in the LT room.  Please see Sandy or me for any questions!

 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC):

What is NCYC?

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biennial three day experience of prayer, catechesis, community and discipleship.  Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones learn about the Catholic faith through keynote presentations and workshop sessions that address a wide variety of topics.  The Eucharist is celebrated daily and the sacrament of reconciliation is offered in addition to recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.  NCYC draws 20,000 + youth and adults for three days of catechesis, prayer, service and recreation.

When?  November 16-19, 2017

Where?  Indianapolis, Indiana  (Lucas Oil Stadium and Indianapolis Convention Center)

Theme:  Called/Llamados

NCYC INFORMATION PACKET is available on the LT Info board in the LT room.  Please see Sandy or me for any questions!

 Service:

Lenten Service Project:  As the Lenten season is now upon us, Life Teen is reaching out to our parishioners to join us as we help our brothers in need at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta and families housed at The Boulevard House (transitional housing for homeless families). Below is a list of items requested that would benefit those staying at the shelter and at the Boulevard House.  Donations can be dropped off in the Mercy closet located outside of the Family Center through April 16th.  Your generosity is appreciated!!!!

Central Night Shelter:                                               The Boulevard House

lip balm                                                                       laundry baskets

small hand lotion                                     extension cords

small hand sanitizer                                                 light bulbs

antiperspirant                                                             garbage bags (all sizes)

disposable toothbrushes                                         brooms

pain relievers                                                              mops

cough drops                                                                buckets

white athletic socks                                                 dish cloths & towels

cotton T-shirts                                                          dish liquid

MARTA card                                                               scouring pads

Grocery store gift cards                                          laundry detergent (small size)

Gift cards to fast food restaurants                    toilet tissue

Please check the LT Info board for other available service opportunities.

 Fundraising:

LT “Parade of Prizes” Raffle is underway!!!  Prizes include:  $500 Visa Gift Card, $250 Visa Gift Card, $100 Various Restaurant Gift Cards

Participating in the raffle can help reduce the expenses for retreats and Conferences.  Raffle ticket cost is $10 per ticket, but teen will receive a $7 benefit per ticket in their teen account.  Sell 10 tickets….earn a $70 benefit in your account!!!  See me or Sandy in the Life Teen office to get raffle tickets!  *8th graders are able to participate in this LT fundraiser*

Life Teen is accepting financial donations to defray the cost of the prizes.  If any family could help, it would be most appreciated.

Enjoy March!

Lynn

PS….Life Teen closet needs Soda.  If you can donate Soda, please drop off in the Life Teen room.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our Life Teen families.

Life Teen Office will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2017!!

Important reminders:

  1.  Life Teen volunteers at the Night Shelter on 1/7/17.  Please turn in your permission slip to the Life Teen office ASAP.  (permission slip can be found on forms tab).  Limited spots available.
  2. Life Teen will attend XLT on Tuesday, 1/10/17!  Sign up and turn in your permission slip by early next year!!!
  3. Confirmation students:
    1. 1st year students & PARENTS:  Class on Wednesday, 1/11/17 @ 7pm.
    2. 2nd year students & PARENTS:  Class on Wednesday, 1/18/17 @ 7pm