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

November Life Teen Update

Welcome November and Hello to our  Life Teen members and families!

Here is your November update….please make sure you review this important info.

Thank you LT families for the soda!  I think we may make it till the end of the year with soda!!!!

 Life Nights:  11/6, 11/13

*Parents:  Life Teen has been blessed by families that have volunteered to prepare our Sunday Life Night meal.  We are in need of parent volunteers to help with set-up, serving and clean up (many hands make light work!).  This requirement is usually from 5pm-7pm.  Life Teen needs parent volunteers for the following dates:  11/13, 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18.  Please email me if you can help.  Life Teen thanks you in advance!!!!

Pizza & Prayer:  11/9, 11/30

Upcoming Events:

  • XLT:  Tuesday, 11/8.  Life Teen sponsored event where teens gather and hear some amazing music and a great speaker. (Here is the link for the speaker/musician: http://www.xltatlanta.com/calendar_detail.asp?id=8560&c=1432)    Event is FREE, though we do stop for a fast food meal so you will need $$ for that.  Permission slip on LT board and on website and due on Sunday, 11/6.
  • Girls Lock In has been rescheduled to February 17, 2017

Service Opportunities:  (not only just for teens…parents are encouraged to serve too!)  All info located on the “How Can I Serve” bulletin board in the Life Teen room.

  • “All Souls Decorating”:  Wednesday, 11/2,  5:30pm-8:30pm.  Help us set out luminaries for loved ones who have passed away.  (Note:  1st  year students have Confirmation class this day!)
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 11/12, 4:45pm-9pm  Help us serve a warm nourishing meal to the men of Central Presbyterian Night Shelter.  This event is full, but am making a wait list in case someone cannot attend)  Permission slip is required.
  • Next open Night Shelter:  Saturday, 12/3, 4:45pm-9pm  Sign Up and Permission Slip available NOW.
  • Rowdy Roots:  Friday, 11/18, 6:30pm-9:30pm  Sign up now available

Fundraiser: (REMEMBER…Spring Retreat, Sonfest Deposit and NCYC deposit will be coming up!!)

  • Soups & Dips Fundraiser begins on Sunday, 11/6/16.  This fundraiser allows the teens to earn 50% credit of items sold.  (If you sell $100 in Soups & Dips, you will earn a $50 credit in  your teen account) Pick up your packet on November 6th  following Life Night…this is a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for friends and family.

 

Confirmation: 

All students: 

  • Sponsor form is due on 11/16/16!
  • FIAT reflections must be type written and be several paragraphs long.  Please attach it to the reflection form. 2nd year students:  if you have any outstanding FIATs from Year One, they must be turned in by 12/18.  Failure to complete the required service can lead to you being removed from the 2nd year class.
  • Baptism and First Communion certificates are DUE 11/16/16.
  • Students, if you missed a Confirmation Prep class, it is your responsibility to get the required assignment from Miranda!

1st Year students: Next class is TODAY, Wednesday, 11/2 .     Please be in the Life Teen room by 6:55pm.  Class starts promptly at 7pm!  Bring your Bible, journal and pen!

2nd Year students:  Your class is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/16.  Please be in the Life Teen room by 6:55pm.  Class starts promptly at 7pm.  Late arrivals will be counted as absent.  Bring your workbook and pen.  If you do not have the workbook, you can purchase one from the Life Teen office for $25.

Saint project is due on November 16, 2016.  You can attach your information to the Saint form!

Miscellaneous:

  • Parents & Teens: if you are interested in serving as a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion (must be 16 years and confirmed), there is a training on Monday, 11/28 from 7pm-8:15pm in the church.
  • Altar Server Training is available on Saturday, 11/12 from 9am-11am in the church or on Monday, 11/14, 6:30pm-8pm in the church.
  • If you are a liturgical server (Greeter/Usher, Altar Server, Lector, EMHC and will be in town and can serve at the 5pm Mass on 11/20 and/or the 5pm Mass on 11/27, please email me.
  • Need a set of Advent candles for your Advent wreath? Religious Ed has sets on sell for $5.  You can email me and I will  have the candles for you to pick  up in the Life Teen office.

If you have any questions, please email me or call (770)979-2500, ext. 43.

God Bless,

Lynn