August Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

Welcome to a new school year with Life Teen!  I am looking forward to seeing all the returning teens and meeting all our new teens and families!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY.  Registration packets are located on the bulletin board outside the LT office.  You can drop off your registration in the LT office or the church office.  We do offer you the opportunity to pay the registration by credit card or check out the online giving option at www.stolivers.com.   You can pay your RE fees, retreats, etc through your online giving account.

Life Nights:

  • Life Night returns on Sunday, July 29th!  Teens, join us for a BBQ and games.  Meet us in the church at 6pm!
  • August:  5—NO LIFE (due to RE Round Up (which you should all attend! See info on RE Round Up below)

12—LN (2019 Senior Blessing at Mass, followed by our Back to School dance…invite                          a friend!)

19—LN “FAQ”

26—LN “Stepping Up”

  • All Life Nights are from 6pm-8:30pm.

 SOLT Night:  Senior Send Off, Wednesday, July 25th, 6:30pm-8pm in the LT Room!  A special night where we reminisce with our 2018 Graduates!!  Come out and wish them all well!  Ice Cream Sundae Bar provided!

Fall Retreat:  September 14-16, 2018 at the Life Teen Camp Covecrest in Tiger, GA.  During this retreat weekend, teens can “get away” from the busyness of their everyday life and take some time to reconnect with God and friends.  Great speakers and music, Mass and Adoration, and fun!

Sign up and permission slip will be available at the RE Round Up.  Cost for retreat is $125.  You can pay for retreat via credit card, check or cash.  Payment plans are available.  Permission slip and payment due by Sunday, August 26th.

RE Round Up:  August 4th-5th after all Masses.  All LT families (teens and parents/guardians) should attend the Round Up to register for Life Teen and for Sacraments (if needed).  At the Round Up, you will pick up the Life Teen August 2018-January 2019 calendar and the most up to date information.  Teens and families will also be able to sign up for various events/activities that will be happening at Life Teen, order the new Life Teen shirt, etc.

REMEMBER…ALL LT MEMBERS AND FAMILIES MUST ATTEND THE ROUND UP!!!

 Confirmation:

  • ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS MUST ATTEND SUNDAY LIFE NIGHTS AS PART OF THEIR CONFIRMATION FORMATION.  You will see that some nights are “social” based…these Life Nights are required as part of formation and are important as candidates grow in fellowship with their peers.
  • All Confirmation students are REQUIRED to attend one Life Teen retreat per school year.  Our Fall retreat is September 14-16, 2018 (see info in Retreat bullet point).  Spring retreat is March 1-3, 2019.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Registration is underway for Year 1 ConfirmationRegistration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Please make sure that the candidate and parent/guardian attend the Round Up to register (or verify that you are registered) and pick up your Confirmation Info packet.
    • 1 Year Confirmation Candidate/Parent Info meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd, 7pm in the Church.  ALL CANDIDATES AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Registration is underway for Year 2 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.   Please make sure that the candidate and parent/guardian attend the Round Up to register (or verify that you are registered) and pick up your Confirmation Info packet
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class begins on Wednesday, September 19th 6:45pm-9pm in the Life Teen room.  (This is an extended class so we can review all the 2nd year information with the student.)
    • CONFIRMATION LITURGY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 @ the 5pm Mass.

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Holy Day of Obligation:  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, 8/15.  Mass schedule:  8/14 @ 7pm, 8/15 @ 9am & 7pm

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

I will be out of the office for several weeks beginning August 27th due to a long-awaited knee surgery.  If you have any questions during my absence, please contact Sandy Ziadie at sziadie@stolivers.com or (404)213-7559.  For Confirmation questions, please contact Miranda James at mljzpf@hotmail.com or (770)355-7941.  Your prayers are needed and appreciated!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

July Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

I hope you all enjoying a wonderful summer.  Currently, I am here at Mission:Possible….our summer mission event.

We currently have 45 teens participating in Mission: Possible this week.  Volunteer service has been provided to Spectrum Autism Camp, SarahCare (Adult Day Care facility), Dacula Elementary, St. Vincent DePaul, Southern Plantation, Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op (food pantry), Parkwood Horse Therapy Camp and our own parish!

Thank you to all the teens who joined us and special thanks to our volunteers:  Patty Kratzer, Lisa Moore, Mandy Brown, Joan Williams, Deb Heath, Amy Jenny, Amy Hardin, Teri Baxter, Cindy Cobley, Lisa Cung, Brother Joe Everton and David Adair.  Thanks to our Life Teen alumni for volunteering to help during the week:  Fred Williams, James Tierra, Julia Hardin, and Brenda Vazquez.  Thanks to our volunteers who helped at evening activities:  Michael Hardin, Natalie Jackson, Delroy Ziadie, Briana Briscoe, Miriam Ashe, Jeff Ashe, Lisa Tierra, Edwin Tierra and Josh Tierra.  A big shout out to parishioners who volunteered time at the parish during Mission:  Mary Lou Trammell, April Smith, Mary Smith, Rachel Smith, Susan Bry, Paul Ruder, Dana Gallegos, Dana’s Mom, Bonnie, and Madolyn Gallegos.  Delicious meals were provided by the St. Oliver Pastoral Council, Father Cyriac, Father Baiju, Brother Joe and Carol Roussie.

Though we do not have regular Sunday Life Nights until Sunday, 7/29, the Life Teen office is open various hours throughout the summer.  Please email or call the office if you need to see Sandy or me!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY.  Registration packet located on the bulletin board outside the LT office.    Early bird registration closes on June 30th!!!

Life Nights:

  • Life Night returns on Sunday, July 29th!  Teens….A super fun big event is being planned, so put this date on your calendar!

 SOLT Night:  Senior Send Off, Wednesday, July 25th, 6:30pm-8pm in the LT Room!  A special night where we reminisce with our 2018 Graduates!!  Come out and wish them all well!  Dinner is provided.

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Patriotic Rosary:  Friday, July 6th at 7pm in the church.  Besides the rosary, there will be a holy hour, prayer and  music.
  • Vacation Bible School: “SonSurf Beach Bash” is July 16-20th.  If you are interested in helping (teens or adults), please email Aimee Tolmich at roots@stolivers.com
  • Lector Training:  Our Life Teen Mass NEEDS Lectors.  If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please attend the training on July 19th. Training session lead by Deacon Randy Ory and will be at 7pm in the church!  We need YOU!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Registration is underway for Year 1 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th!  Price rises after 6/30.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Registration is underway for Year 2 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

 

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

June Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

I hope you all enjoying a wonderful summer.  We just returned from a glorious Sonfest week.  Our theme for Sonfest was “Relentless”.  We had wonderful sessions on God’s relentless pursuit of His children and how we all need to be relentless in our faith.  What a great theme to pursue during the summer months.

Though we do not have regular Sunday Life Nights for several weeks, the Life Teen office is open various hours throughout the summer.  Please email or call the office if you need to see Sandy or me!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY.  Registration packet located on the bulletin board outside the LT office.    Early bird registration closes on June 30th!!!

Our next big event is Mission:Possible 2018:

    • Life Teen is inviting our teens (from rising 9th graders to 2018 graduates) to participate in our community mission adventure June 24-28, 2018.
    • During our Mission week, St. Oliver’s is our home away from home (meaning this is where we sleep, shower and eat most meals).  We provide service to the metro Atlanta community daily, and offer fun evening activities.
    • Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to sign up and pick up a permission slip in the Life Teen room to participate in Mission:Possible 2018. This Mission opportunity is available to rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders!!!  Permission Slip and $65 should be turned in to the Youth Ministry Office by Friday, June 15th.  THIS IS THE FINAL DATE!!!!
    • Permission slip can be found on the LT Info board in the Life Teen room or online under the forms tab at www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   PERMISSION SLIP & FEE DUE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH.
    • If you have any questions, contact Lynn Ory at (770)978-6751, ext. 43 or email youthministry@stolivers.com
    • **ADULTS—We need adults to help with Mission week.  We need drivers to help transport teens to the mission sites, chaperones to assist at Mission sites and chaperones for evening activities.  If you are interested, please contact Lynn.  We can work with anybody’s schedule!!!**

 Life Nights:

  • Life Night returns on Sunday, July 29th!  A fun event is being planned…so check your email for info early next month!

 SOLT Night:  

  • JUNE 13 AND JUNE 20 SOLT NIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!!!!

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Lector Training:  Our Life Teen Mass NEEDS Lectors.  If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please attend one of the trainings available during the summer:  June 21 or July 19.  Training session lead by Deacon Randy Ory and will be at 7pm in the church!  We need YOU!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Registration is underway for Year 1 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Registration is underway for Year 2 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

End of School Year/Summer Update

Hello Life Teen families!

Welcome to our RISING 9th graders…yes, you guys can participate in these events too!!!!

I have a few reminders/updates for your calendar:

Three awesome service activities:

  • Starve Wars—June 1, 2018.
    • In conjunction with the Eucharistic Congress, the Archdiocese of Atlanta is looking for volunteers to help package 100,000 meals for Helping Hands to deliver to Burkina Faso.  Life Teen will be participating…will you?  Our plans are to meet here on Friday, June 1 for 9am Mass, then our drivers will bring us to the Georgia International Convention Center where we will help from 11am-12:30pm.  We will stop for a quick lunch and then head back to St. Oliver’s.  PERMISSION SLIP IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23. 2018.  You can also find the permission slip on our website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.
  • Mission:Possible—June 24-28, 2018.  Our annual give back to our parish and metro Atlanta community.
    • We sleep at St. Oliver’s in the evening and during the day you are in a team doing one of several service activities…from working with autistic children, helping Senior citizens, serving food to the hungry, helping at our parish (this is just a few of the activities,a and a new activity each day!).  After working all day, we clean up/shower, have a delicious dinner and then have some fun social activities.  If you are brave enough to accept this mission, then stop by the Life Teen room to sign up and get a permission slip or go to the website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com and click on the forms tab for a permission slip.  PERMISSION SLIP AND $65 DUE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018.  I need to finalize lots of details to make sure Mission runs smoothly…so please turn in your form by 5/30/18!!!
  • St. Oliver’s Vacation Bible School—July 16-20, 2018.
    • To make VBS successful, it takes many volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering, please pick up a VBS volunteer form from the LT service board located in the Life Teen room or contact Aimee Tolmich at roots@stolivers.com.  Please make sure you turn in the form or contact Aimee by the end of the May.

Senior Sendoff:  Wednesday, July 25th 7pm-8:30pm in the Life Teen room.  Join us as we say farewell to the Class of 2018!

Life Night returns on Sunday, July 29th 6pm-8:30pm at the rectory!  Join us for a BBQ and games!

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is underway.  You can pick up a registration packet on the Life Teen board located outside of the Life Teen office.  The registration fee will increase after June 30th, so register now!!!

You can stay in touch with Life Teen throughout the summer on Facebook at St. Oliver’s Life Teen and on Instagram/Twitter @solifeteen.

Hope to see many of you participating in our service activities this summer!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

May Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

Can you believe summer is just around the corner! REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY.  Registration packet located on the bulletin board outside the LT office.

Lots of end of year stuff to keep you updated on, so please review!!!

Life Nights:  April:  29, May:    6

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

Homework Hangout: (we meet on Mondays from 5pm-7pm at Boulder Creek Coffeehouse in downtown Lawrenceville for homework help and fellowship)

April 30th, May 7, May 14

Upper Room (Bible Study for our Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores):  Please join us for our final night on Wednesday, 4/25, 6:30pm-8pm at the rectory.  Dinner is provided.

Upcoming LT events:

  • Stronger Together Social Event:  Friday, April 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm Family Center. This is a night of fun games and competition between Life Teen and Edge classes.  Hint…(ice cream is involved!)
  • Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion Training:  Sunday, April 29th 3:30pm-4:30pm.  This training is open for anyone that is CONFIRMED and age 16 and older.  (If you were just confirmed and not yet 16, you can still take the training, but will not be able to serve as an EMHC until you are 16) What a great way to serve your parish community!
  • Senior Baccalaureate Mass & Dinner:  Sunday, May 20th   Mass is at 5pm and dinner for Senior and immediate family follows.  Seniors, please turn in your RSVP by Sunday, 5/6 or email me your RSVP (that you are going to attend the Mass and number in your immediate family for meal.  Junior class…we need your HELP.  We need Parents and Teens to help serve/clean up for dinner.  Please email me if you can help!
  • Sonfest:  June 4-8, 2018 *After 25 years, this will be our final Sonfest.*   If you are still interested in attending, I must know by SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH.  Please contact me ASAP if you are interested!!!

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.

Service: 

  • Life Teen Lenten Service project was supporting our St. Oliver St. Vincent DePaul group.  Teens were given containers to put their change (or dollars) in for the Lenten season.  Funds collected will help SVDP group help people in our St. Oliver’s community.  Please return your container with your donation to our 4/29 Life Night!
  • Mission:Possible 2018:
    • Life Teen is inviting our teens (from rising 9th graders to 2018 graduates) to participate in our community mission adventure June 24-28, 2018.
    • During our Mission week, St. Oliver’s is our home away from home (meaning this is where we sleep, shower and eat most meals).  We provide service to the metro Atlanta community daily, and offer fun evening activities.
    • Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to sign up and pick up a permission slip in the Life Teen room to participate in Mission:Possible 2018. This Mission opportunity is available to rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders!!!  Permission Slip and $65 should be turned in to the Youth Ministry Office by May 30, 2018.
    • If you have any questions, contact Lynn Ory at (770)978-6751, ext. 43 or email youthministry@stolivers.com
    • **ADULTS—We need adults to help with Mission week.  We need drivers to help transport teens to the mission sites, chaperones to assist at Mission sites and chaperones for evening activities.  If you are interested, please contact Lynn.  We can work with anybody’s schedule!!!**

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Deadline for FIATs, outstanding forms and homework assignments is Sunday, 4/29/18.  Please do not put your Year 2 in jeopardy!!!
    • We have 2 Life Nights remaining for the semester:  4/29 and 5/6.  Your attendance is required at these Life Nights!
    • Registration is underway for Year 2 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Congratulations on your Confirmation!  I encourage you all to be involved with your parish and your youth group!!!

 Fundraising:

  • Life Teen Jewelry Fundraiser:  Last chance to purchase Catholic jewelry—great for 1st Communions, Graduates, Mother’s Day gift will be on Saturday, April 28th from 9am-11:30am.

Our soda closet is bare…please donate soda to the Life Teen closet!

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com