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.

 

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