December Update

Hello LT Families,

Yes, 2020 is right around the corner…so let’s finish 2019 with a bang!  Lots of info to share with you all, so please make sure you read this update!

Life Nights:  Just a few Life Nights remaining for 2019.

11/17:  “Lights, Camera, Action!”

11/24:  No Life Night

12/1:  No Life Night

12/8:  “Know Your Momma!”

12/15:  “Journey to Bethlehem”

12/22:  No Life Night

12/29:  No Life Night

Life Nights return on Sunday, 1/12/2020!

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.

11/13/19:  6:30pm-8pm in the Life Teen room. Pizza will be served, followed by a night of Praise & Adoration!

NO SOLT Night in December.

SOLT Nights will resume on Wednesday, 1/29/20.

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed (or will feed us this semester).  Our Spring semester has the following Sunday Life Night open dates:  1/12/20,  1/26/20,  2/23/20,  3/1/20,  3/8/20,  3/22/20,  4/19/20,  5/3/20.

Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!  

 Life Teen Events:

  • National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC):  November 21-23, 2019.  Several of our teens and adults will be travelling to Indianapolis, Indiana for NCYC.  We will meet with over 20,000 teens and adults while in Indy for great speakers, workshops, prayer opportunities, worship music, fellowship and conclude with a beautiful Mass at Lucas Oil Stadium.

NCYC will be offering a Live Stream of this conference for parents and teens to also experience.  The 2019 NCYC theme is Blessed/Bendito + Broken/Partido + Given/Entregado.  This theme is rooted in the scriptural account of Jesus meeting the two disciples on their way to Emmaus after the resurrection (Luke 24:13-35).  The Live Stream schedule is

Thursday, 11/21, 7:30pm-11pm, Evening Opening Session

Friday, 11/22, 8:30am-11pm, Morning General Session, Parent Workshops, Interviews, Evening General Session

Saturday, 11/23, 8:30am-11pm, Morning General Session, Parent Workshops, Interviews, Saturday Vigil Closing Mass

This year there are 2 different ways the NCYC Live Stream can be viewed:

  1.  Watch live with family and friends!
  2.  Watch it on your own time.  NCYC will be recording the Live Stream and will share how you can see it on demand.

To view the Live Stream, please go to ncyc.info and click on Live Stream!  Please keep our St. Oliver’s teens and adults in your prayers during the event!

 Also, check out St. Oliver’s Life Teen Facebook page and solifeteen on Instagram to see what we are up to during NCYC!!!!

  • Spring Retreat:  March 13-15, 2020 at Covecrest.  Our annual Spring Retreat will be here before you know it!  Sign up and permission slip is now available in the Life Teen Room on the LT Info board.  You can also get a permission slip from the Life Teen website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Cost of the retreat is $125.00 and payment due by February 9, 2020.  After 2/9/20 the fee is $135.00.  Please remember that we accept cash, check or credit card for payment.

Parish Events:  (Please check out the parish bulletin or view online at http://www.stolivers.com)

  • Eucharistic Adoration is NOW available every Wednesday from 9:30am-8pm in the church.  Reconciliation is also available every Wednesday, from 6pm-7pm (English and Spanish)
  • Advent Penance Service:  Tuesday, 12/3/19,  7pm in the church.
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Festivities: 
    • Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Wednesday, 12/11/19, 7:30pm in the church.  Join us for a special rosary, dancing and hymns to honor our Blessed Mother.
    • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Thursday, 12/12/19, 7pm.  Join us for a procession, Mass and a fiesta!
  • Christmas Mass Schedule:
    • Christmas Eve:  4pm Church,  4pm Family Center,  6pm Church,  8pm (Life Teen Mass) Church,  10pm Church
    • Christmas Day:  10am Church,  Noon (Hispanic) Church
  • Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass Schedule:
    • Vigil Mass, 12/31,  5pm in the Church
    • 1/1:  10am Church,  Noon (Hispanic) Church
  • St. Oliver Mardi Gras Gala:  Saturday, 2/8/20—SAVE THE DATE!  Check the bulletin for details!

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op:  This is the food bank that services our area community.  The Co-Op is in NEED of the following:  canned fruit, dishwashing liquid and shampoo.  Life Teen will be collecting these items through the month of November to deliver to the Co-Op.  Your donation is much appreciated! **SPECIAL COMPETITION, Sunday, 11/17 for teens.  For every item (see items above) you bring in on 11/17, you will receive a raffle ticket for a special gift card!!  We will draw for the prize at the end of Life Night!!!!**
  • Life Teen Giving Tree:  Our Life Teen group partners with the Nicholas House in Atlanta to help provide Christmas gifts for children in this shelter.  (Nicholas House is an Atlanta shelter that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. Nicholas House provides temporary housing while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.)  The Life Teen Giving Tree is up and filled with gift tags that has the name/gender/age of the child.  If you are interested in participating in this activity, we ask that you take a tag from our tree, purchase a gift for the child and then return the UNWRAPPED gift in a bag with the tag.  Gift should be returned to Life Teen room by 12/8/19.  (Thank you to all who have already taken tags!)
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 11/15/19, 6:15pm-8:45pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.
  • Parish Christmas Decorating:  Saturday, 12/7/19, 10am-Noon, meet in Family Center Lobby.  Help us decorate the parish grounds!  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Christmas Festival:  Sunday, 12/15/19, 8:30am-2:30pm (shifts available)  Secret Santa Shop, Christmas Ornament Making, etc.  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Church Christmas Decoration:  Sunday, 12/22/19, 6pm-8pm in the Church.  Help us get the Family Center and Church ready for our Christmas Masses.  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Life Teen Christmas Eve Mass (12/24, 8pm) Liturgical Servers:  If you are interested in serving as an Usher/Greeter, Altar Server, Lector or Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, please sign up on our How Can I Serve board in the Life Teen room!
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 1/11/20, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Life Teen begins our monthly visits to serve at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta.  Space is limited, so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by this Sunday, 1/5/20.  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the How Can I Serve board in the LT Room.

Fundraising:

  • Catholic Stickers:  Life Teen is offering a variety of Catholic stickers to decorate and personalize all types of items…from your laptop, water bottle, car windows, lockers, etc.  Stickers are $5 each and can be purchased after Life Nights.  Spread a little Catholic joy everywhere!!!  Not too early to start getting a few stocking stuffers!  We will be selling these stickers after Life Night on 11/17/19!!!!
  • iGiveCatholic:  Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, 12/3/19.  Please check the bulletin or online at www.stolivers.com for details!  Our parish families generosity to this campaign helps our parish in a variety of ways!  Thank you for considering a donation to St. Oliver’s through iGiveCatholic!!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in the Life Teen room.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.
    • Parent Class:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020, location of class is still being determined. Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.   I will email all 1st Year families where the Parent class will be by mid December.
    • Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for all 1st Year Students!   (This date was originally scheduled for 3/21/20, but had to be rescheduled)  More info to follow!
  • 2nd Year:

o   Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.

o   CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!

  • 1st & 2nd Year:
  • If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat is now available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

Are you on Facebook?  If so, please join us at St. Oliver’s Life Teen.  Are you on Instagram…please join us at solifeteen.  Both sites have plenty of info and photos about what is going on in Life Teen!

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

 

November Update

Hello LT Families,

Well, the weather is getting cooler, so looks like Fall has finally arrived!  Lots of info to share with you all, so please make sure you read this update!

Life Nights:  We have begun a 4-week Life Night series called “The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness (A Life Night series on Moral Living).  About this series:  True happiness is found in surrendering to Jesus Christ. The way of Jesus may not look the way we think it does. This series explores what it really means to live for Christ; the beatitudes, living the law of love, trusting Church authority, and forming our conscience.  The following is a list of our Sunday Life Nights. I encourage our parents to ask their teens about the Life Nights.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.

10/20:  “We’re Waiting for You”

10/27:  “New & Improved”

11/3:  “Eat Your Vegetables”

11/10:  “The Drive Of Your Life”

11/17:  ““Lights, Camera, Action!”

11/24:  No Life Night

12/1:  No Life Night

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.

10/30/19:  Teens—join us for our 1st annual Halloween Costume Party on Wednesday, 10/30/19 from 6:30pm-8pm in the Family Center!  You can attend our party without wearing a costume.  We will have pizza, games (and some great prizes!) and for those that decide to dress in costume…the winning costume will receive a FREE Spring 2020 retreat!

11/13/19:  6:30pm-8pm in the Life Teen room. Pizza will be served, followed by a night of Praise & Adoration!

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed (or will feed us this semester).  Our Spring semester has the following Sunday Life Night open dates:  1/12/20,  1/26/20,  2/23/20,  3/1/20,  3/8/20,  3/22/20,  4/19/20,  5/3/20.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!  

 Life Teen Events:

  • XLT:  Tuesday, 11/5/19, 5:30pm-9:45pm.  This is Praise and Worship, a message and Eucharistic Adoration for teens in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  We carpool from St. Oliver’s, eat at Chick-fil-A, then wind up at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody for this event.  NO FEE, just pay for your own meal!  Sign up and permission slip can be found on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.

Parish Events:

  • Eucharistic Adoration is NOW available every Wednesday from 9:30am-8pm in the church.  Reconciliation is also available every Wednesday, from 6pm-7pm (English and Spanish)
  • Trunk or Treat:  Decorate your car and pass out goodies for our annual Trunk or Treat.  We start with the All Saints Vigil Mass @ 5pm, Hot Dog meal follows in the Family Center, then Trunk or Treat from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the lower parking lot by the Life Teen entrance.  You must RSVP by 10/24 that you will be participating at youthministry@stolivers.com.  We need lots of cars to help pass out candy to the trick or treaters.  Please help Life Teen make this event a success!
  • All Saints Day (11/1) Masses (Holy Day of Obligation):  10/31 @ 5pm, 11/1 @ 9am and 7pm (bi-lingual)
  • All Souls Commemorative Liturgy:  Saturday, 11/2/19 at the 5pm Vigil Mass
  • Patriotic Rosary:  Friday, 11/8/19 at 7pm in the church.  Join our parish for a Holy Hour, Prayer, Music and a Patriotic Rosary

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op:  This is the food bank that services our area community.  The Co-Op is in NEED of the following:  canned fruit, dishwashing liquid and shampoo.  Life Teen will be collecting these items through the month of November to deliver to the Co-Op.  Your donation is much appreciated!
  • Life Teen Giving Tree:  Our Life Teen group partners with the Nicholas House in Atlanta to help provide Christmas gifts for children in this shelter.  (Nicholas House is an Atlanta shelter that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. Nicholas House provides temporary housing while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.)  The Life Teen Giving Tree will be up in early November with gift tags that has the name/gender/age of the child.  If you are interested in participating in this activity, we ask that you take a tag from our tree, purchase a gift for the child and then return the UNWRAPPED gift in a bag with the tag.  Gift should be returned to Life Teen room by 12/8/19.
  • Trunk or Treat:  Life Teen is sponsoring St. Oliver’s Trunk or Treat on Thursday, 10/31/19, 5pm-8pm.  If you are interested in helping (teens & adults) please sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room.  We will need help with preparing and serving a hot dog meal, set up and clean up for Trunk or Treat and traffic control.
  • Helping Hands:  Saturday, 11/2/19, 8:45am-Noon.  Help us prepare 10,000 meals for Burkina Faso, Africa!  An awesome opportunity to help those who are in need!  Great family service opportunity too!  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room.  Check out this link for more info on Helping Hands:  https://helpinghands.crs.org/
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 11/2/19, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Life Teen begins our monthly visits to serve at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta.  Space is limited, so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by this Sunday, 10/27/19!  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 11/15/19, 6:15pm-8:45pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.

Fundraising:

  • Christmas Wreaths:  Life Teen is currently accepting orders for beautiful 22” Noble Fir Wreaths (yes, they are LIVE and smell like Christmas!) till October 27, 2019.  The cost of a wreath is $25 and delivery will be the first week in December.  Order form can be found on the Life Teen Info board located outside the LT office or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  **Life Teen families that took a Wreath packet to sell wreaths as a fundraiser—-your packet with orders/payment is due on SUNDAY, 10/27/19!**
  • Catholic Stickers:  Life Teen is offering a variety of Catholic stickers to decorate and personalize all types of items…from your laptop, water bottle, car windows, lockers, etc.  Stickers are $5 each and can be purchased after Life Nights.  Spread a little Catholic joy everywhere!!!  Not too early to start getting a few stocking stuffers!

 Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.
    • Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for all 1st Year Students!   (This date was originally scheduled for 3/21/20, but had to be rescheduled)  More info to follow!
  • 2nd Year:

o   Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.

o   CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!

  • 1st & 2nd Year:
  • If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat will be available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

Are you on Facebook?  If so, please join us at St. Oliver’s Life Teen.  Are you on Instagram…please join us at solifeteen.  Both sites have plenty of info and photos about what is going on in Life Teen!

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

Mid October Life Teen Reminders

A few mid-October reminders:

 

  1. Fall break is underway…NO Life Night on Sunday, 10/13.  Life Night resumes on 10/20!!!
  2. Wreath Fundraiser:  Christmas decorating is right around the corner….do you have your Christmas wreath ideas yet?  Life Teen is selling beautiful 22” Noble Fir Wreaths for Christmas.  Wreaths are $25 and order form will be in this weekend’s bulletin or pick up an order form on the bulletin board located next to the Life Teen office.  Wreaths will be delivered to St. Oliver’s between December 2-6 for pick up.  Funds from the Wreath fundraiser benefit our Life Teen program.  Orders due by 10/27/19.
  3. Life Teen Halloween Costume Party:  Teens…join us for a fun time on Wednesday, 10/30 from 6:30pm-8pm in the Family Center.  Pizza, games and a costume contest with lots of prizes!!!
  4. St. Oliver Plunkett Trunk or Treat:  Great service opportunity or just come out and join the parish for Trunk or Treat.  All Saints Vigil Mass @ 5pm (yes, you can wear your costume, but nothing on face), followed by complimentary dinner (monetary donations are accepted).  Trunk or Treat begins at 6:30pm in the lower parking lot by the Life Teen office.  You can decorate your car or just bring your car and hand out candy!!!  If you are interested in serving, please sign up on the How Can I Serve board located in the Life Teen room.
  5. Helping Hands:  We need 100 volunteers to help us package 10,000 meals for Burkina Faso on Saturday, 11/2.  This service opportunity is open to all our Life Teen families and feel free to bring a friend or 2.  The day begins at 8:45am and we hope to be done by noon (or sooner!).  Sign up on the How Can I Serve board in the Life Teen room!  (This activity will count as a Parish or Area or Family FIAT!)
  6. Night Shelter:  Our monthly service to the Night Shelter begins on Saturday, 11/2.  Meet at the Life Teen office at 4:45pm and return back to St. Oliver’s around 9pm (we stop for donuts!). Sign up on the How Can I Serve board in the Life Teen room and pick up a required permission slip.  Spaces are limited!

 

God Bless,

Lynn

October LT Update

Hello LT Families,

Hello Fall…or at least I hope it gets cooler!!    Please take a few minutes to review this update…as usual, lots of info!!!

Life Nights:  Below is a list of our Sunday Life Nights. I encourage our parents to ask their teens about the Life Nights.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.

10/6:  NO LN-Returning from Fall Retreat

10/13: NO LN-Fall Break

10/20:  “We’re Waiting for You”

10/27:  “New & Improved”

11/3:  “Eat Your Vegetables”

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.

Teens—join us for our 1st annual Halloween Costume Party on Wednesday, 10/30/19 from 6:30pm-8pm in the Family Center!  Games to be played and prizes awarded for best costumes!

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   We have one open night remaining for this semester:  Sunday, 11/10/19.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!  Thank you to the families that have volunteered to prepare our meals.

 Life Teen Events:

  • Fall Retreat:  October 4-6, 2019 @ Covecrest in Tiger, GA.  What to Bring list is available on the Life Teen Info board in the LT Room, on the website under the Forms tab at www.stoliverslifeteen.com and attached!   CONFIRMATION STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MINIMUM OF ONE ST. OLIVER LIFE TEEN RETREAT PER SCHOOL YEAR.  Our Spring retreat is scheduled March 13-15, 2020.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, 10/8/19, 5:30pm-9:45pm.  This is Praise and worship, a message and Eucharistic Adoration for teens in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  We depart from St. Oliver’s, eat at Chick-fil-A, then wind up at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody for this event.  NO FEE, just pay for your own meal!  Sign up and permission slip can be found on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room.

Parish Events:

  • St. Oliver Life Teen Mellow Mushroom Fundraiser:  Tuesday, 10/1/19 from 11am-9pm. Great news Cooks—let our Snellville Mellow Mushroom do all the cooking.  Eat in or carry out!!  Besides yummy pizza, Life Teen will be having various raffles on site.  Mellow Mushroom is donating a portion of their proceeds for that day to our Life Teen program!  This will help us offer scholarships to our families for retreats and other various events! Please spread the word to your friends and families.
  • All Saint Day (11/1) Masses (Holy Day of Obligation):  10/31 @ 5pm, 11/1 @ 9am and 7pm (bi-lingual)
  • NEW!Wednesday Night Reconciliation and Adoration:  Beginning 10/2, St. Oliver’s will be offering EVERY WEDENSDAY, Reconciliation from 6pm-7pm and Adoration from 9:30am-8pm in the church.
  • Trunk or Treat:  Decorate your car and pass out goodies for our annual Trunk or Treat.  We start with the All Saints Vigil Mass @ 5pm, Hot Dog meal follows in the Family Center, then Trunk or Treat from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the lower parking lot by the Life Teen entrance.

 Parent Info:

  • Adult Education:  Our Catholic Church encourages are parents to be leaders of the faith to their children.  St. Oliver’s offers our parents opportunities to help YOU grow in your faith.  Please check the bulletin (www.stolivers.com) for ongoing faith formation.  Here are a few upcoming opportunities:
    • Beholding His Glory (Women’s Bible Study):  2-9 week sessions.  Check the bulletin for all the details.
    • Recovering from Divorce:  13 week program to help recover from the emotional and spiritual trauma of divorce.  Check bulletin for additional info.
    • Financial Peace University:  We all need a plan for our money!  Check the bulletin for all the details.

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 9/27/19, 6:15pm-845pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.
  • Trunk or Treat:  Life Teen is sponsoring St. Oliver’s Trunk or Treat on Thursday, 10/31/19.  If you are interested in helping (teens & adults) please sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room.  We will need help with preparing and serving a hot dog meal, set up and clean up for Trunk or Treat and traffic control.
  • Helping Hands:  Saturday, November 2, 2019:  Help us prepare 10,000 meals for Burkina Faso, Africa!  An awesome opportunity to help those who are in need!  Great family service opportunity too!  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room.  Check out this link for more info on Helping Hands:  https://helpinghands.crs.org/

Fundraising:

  • Christmas Wreath Fundraiser will begin September 29thIf you are interested in participating in this fundraiser, then pick up a Wreath packet after Life Night on 9/29/19.   Fundraiser ends on 10/27/19.  You can earn a $7 per wreath benefit to your teen account!
  • Mellow Mushroom Life Teen Fundraiser:  Tuesday, October 1st!  Parents…a NO COOK night.  Help us raise funds for our Life Teen program by eating at Mellow Mushroom in Snellville.  Great food, raffles and lots of fun!
  • Catholic Stickers:  Life Teen is offering a variety of Catholic stickers to decorate and personalize all types of items…from your laptop, water bottle, car windows, lockers, etc.  Stickers are $5 each and can be purchased after Life Nights.  Spread a little Catholic joy everywhere!!!  Not to early to start to get a few stocking stuffers!

 Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Confirmation Entrance Interviews:  Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm.  All Candidates must be interviewed.  If you do not know your interview time that you signed up for or were assigned, please text Miranda at 770-355-7941.   Entrance interview is REQUIRED for all 1st Year students.
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.
  • 2nd Year:

o   Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.

o   CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!

  • 1st & 2nd Year:

o   Confirmation Commitment Mass:  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass!  All students should attend.  Families invited too.  Life Night follows the Mass.

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

September Life Teen Update

Hello LT Families,

Welcome September!!!    Please take a few minutes to review this update…as usual, lots of info!!!

Life Nights:  Below is a list of our Sunday Life Nights. I encourage our parents to ask their teens about the Life Nights.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.

9/1:  NO LN-Happy Labor Day

9/8:  “Who Are You?”

9/15:  “Play It Safe”

9/22:  “Your Serve”

9/25:  “Elephant On My Chest”

10/6:  NO LIFE NIGHT (returning from Fall Retreat)

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.  Each night will start out with pizza and community and then we will focus on worship and prayer.  Teens, come out on Wednesday, 9/11/19, 6:30pm-8pm for pizza and Praise and Worship with Paul Hedges in the Life Teen room.

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.  Thank you to the families that have volunteered to prepare out meals.  We still have a few openings for this semester.  Here is what you need to know:

  • St. Oliver’s will provide the funds ($175.00) for the meal
  • You will need to prepare the meal for approx 125+  people
  • Meal can be prepared in the church kitchen if needed (contact Lynn if you need to use the church kitchen), and is served buffet style in Room 6 (adjacent to the LT room)
  • Meal must be ready by 6pm
  • St. Oliver’s provides paper products, utensils and soda
  • After meal is served, you are responsible for the clean up of Room 6
  • You must turn in your receipts to Lynn Ory on Sunday evening of your meal.
  • Teens will eat almost anything…but NO NUTS.  We have several peanut allergies!
  • Meal Ideas:  Hot Dogs/Chips, Baked Potato Bar, Pasta, Nachos, Sloppy Joes, etc.

Here are our OPEN dates:  10/20, 11/3, 11/10.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!

 Life Teen Events:

  • Fall Retreat:  October 4-6, 2019 @ Covecrest in Tiger, GA.  Sign Up and Permission Slip can be found in the Life Teen room or can find at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  Permission slip and fee ($125) are due by 9/8/19.  Fee can be paid by check, cash or credit card.  If you need to make a payment plan, please contact me.  CONFIRMATION STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MINIMUM OF ONE ST. OLIVER LIFE TEEN RETREAT PER SCHOOL YEAR.  Our Spring retreat is scheduled March 13-15, 2020.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, 10/8/19, 5:30pm-9:45pm.  This is Praise and worship, a message and Eucharistic Adoration for teens in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  We depart from St. Oliver’s, eat at Chick-fil-A, then wind up at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody for this event.  NO FEE, just pay for your own meal!  Sign up and permission slip can be found on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room.

Parish Events:

  • Parish Family Fall Mass and Cookout:  Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Outdoor Vigil Mass begins at 4pm with cookout and family fun to follow.  The Parish is grilling hot dogs & hamburgers, and serving chips, drinks and dessert.  Fun activities for the whole family!
  • St. Oliver Life Teen Mellow Mushroom Fundraiser:  Tuesday, 10/1/19 from 11am-9pm. Great news Cooks—let our Snellville Mellow Mushroom do all the cooking.  Eat in or carry out!!  Besides yummy pizza, Life Teen will be having various raffles on site.  Mellow Mushroom is donating a portion of their proceeds for that day to our Life Teen program!  This will help us offer scholarships to our families for retreats and other various events! Please spread the word to your friends and families.

 Parent Info:

  • Adult Education:  Our Catholic Church encourages are parents to be leaders of the faith to their children.  St. Oliver’s offers our parents opportunities to help YOU grow in your faith.  Please check the bulletin (www.stolivers.com) for ongoing faith formation.  Here are a few upcoming opportunities:
    • Beholding His Glory (Women’s Bible Study):  2-9 week sessions.  Check the bulletin for all the details.
    • Recovering from Divorce:  13 week program to help recover from the emotional and spiritual trauma of divorce.  Check bulletin for additional info.
    • Financial Peace University:  We all need a plan for our money!  Check the bulletin for all the details.

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • Columbarium Cross:  Saturday, 9/14/19, 8am-Noon.  The parish is looking for several teens/adults to help erect a large cross near the Columbarium property next to the Family Center.  This is a great service project for Confirmation students and families.  Sign up in the Life Teen Room on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 9/27/19, 6:15pm-845pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.

Fundraising:

  • 2019-2020 FUNDRAISER INFORMATION
  • St. Oliver’s provides fundraising opportunities for the teens in our Life Teen program.
  • Participation in Life Teen fundraisers is optional.
  • All proceeds from Life Teen fundraisers benefit the St. Oliver Life Teen program and teens who participate in the fundraiser.
  • Teens who participate in a St. Oliver fundraiser will receive a “benefit” from the fundraiser to be logged in the teen’s account.
  • Teens can use the benefit to reduce the expense of a St. Oliver Life Teen retreat/conference.
  • Please check with the Life Teen office for upcoming Fundraiser opportunities.
  • If you would like to be on the Life Teen fundraising committee or have a fundraising idea, please contact Lynn, Life Teen Youth Minister, via email youthministry@stolivers.com or at 770-978-6751, ext. 43.
  • Christmas Wreath Fundraiser will begin September 29thIf you are interested in participating, please sign up on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room.
  • Mellow Mushroom Life Teen Fundraiser:  Tuesday, October 1st!  Parents…a NO COOK night.  Help us raise funds for our Life Teen program by eating at Mellow Mushroom in Snellville.  Great food, raffles and lots of fun!
    • I am looking for gift cards/services for Life Teen to raffle at this fundraiser.  If you can donate gift cards/items/services that we can raffle during dinner time at Mellow Mushroom it will be appreciated!  Just let me know if you have something to donate!!!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm…teens should check in prior to 7pm!.  This 1st class is has an extended class time till 9pm.  In addition to the first class, we will review all the 1st Year Candidate requirements.
    • 1st Year Parents:  If you missed the 8/21/19 PARENT Class, please come to the 9/4/19 1st year class at 8:30pm in the Life Teen room.
    • 1st Year Student Confirmation Entrance Interviews:  Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm.  All Candidates must be interviewed.  More information and sign up for interview time will be at the 9/4/19 class.
  • 2nd Year:
    • Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm…teens should check in prior to 7pm! EXTENDED CLASS TIME TILL 9PM.  In addition to the first class, we will review all the 2nd Year Candidate requirements.
    • CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!
  • 1st & 2nd Year:
    •  Fall Retreat permission slip and fee due on 9/8/19.  (All candidates are required to attend one Life Teen retreat per school year.)  See info about retreat under Life Teen events above)
    • Confirmation Commitment Mass:  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass!

Communication:

St. Oliver Plunkett Life Teen uses various ways to communicate to our Life Teen families and students.  Here is a list of our tools:

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info! I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43