March Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

Spring is in the air! Lots of stuff to keep you updated on, so please review!!!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BEGIN March 11th.

Life Nights:  March:  11, 25

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

SOLT Night:  March 14th 6:30pm-8pm in the Life Teen room (Join us for this special evening to focus on our Lenten journey)

Upper Room (Bible Study for our Juniors & Seniors):  Please join us on Wednesday, 3/28, 6:30pm-8pm at the rectory.  Dinner is provided.

Upcoming LT events:

  • Spring Retreat:  Mark your calendar for March 16-18, 2018!  We will travel to the Life Teen Camp Retreat Center, Covecrest.  What to bring list is available in the Life Teen room and at www.stoliverslifeteen.com.
  • Sonfest:  June 4-8, 2018 Teens who are attending Sonfest, please be aware of the Sonfest requirements.  You must attend the remaining Life Nights and volunteer for at least 1 of the Friday Fish Frys.  Room Sign up will be on Sunday, 3/11.  Final payment is due on 3/25/18.
  • Mission:Possible:  June 24-28, 2018  Sign up now on the Life Teen Info board.

Service: (check out the How Can I Serve bulletin board in the Life Teen Room)

  • Rowdy Roots:  Friday, 3/16, 6:30pm-9:15pm, Our 3rd-5th grade youth group!  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve Board” in the LT room.
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 3/24/18.  Sign up and permission slip now available
  • Fish Frys:  During each Lenten season, the St. Oliver’s Men’s Club sponsors a Friday night Fish Fry.  Life Teen volunteers to help at the weekly Fish Fries and the Men’s Club donates a portion of the Fish Fry proceeds to our Life Teen program.  Teens can volunteer with their class and are also able to volunteer on any of these Friday evenings:
    • 3/2:  Sophomores
    • 3/9:  Freshmen
    • 3/16:  8th graders (We are on retreat. If you do not attend the retreat, please volunteer)
    • 3/23:  all classes

Parents:  Please support our Men’s Club by dining at the Fish Fry Fridays during Lent.  Invite your friends and neighbors for a delicious meal offered for a reasonable price!

  • Easter Church Decorating & Easter Egg Hunt:  Saturday, 3/31/18, 9am-11am
  • Easter Egg Candy:  Life Teen is currently collecting individual wrapped candy for the St. Oliver Easter Egg Hunt.  Candy can be dropped off in the collection box outside of the Life Teen office.
  • Life Teen Lenten Service project is 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.

Parish Events:

  • NEW during Lent—-9am SATURDAY MASS!  During the Lenten season, St. Oliver’s will offer a 9am Saturday morning Mass (2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24)
  • Stations of the Cross is available every Friday during Lent at 7pm in the Church.  Hispanic Stations of the Cross are available on Fridays during Lent at 8pm in the Church.
  • Parish Lenten Mission:  March 4, 5 & 6, 7pm-8:30pm in the Church.   Join us as Fr. Skip Negley, M.S. helps us journey through the 40 days of Lent.
  • Parish Penance Service:  Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7pm in the church

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Students…are you working on your FIATs?  Lots of opportunities are available, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen room.  FIAT Reflection forms can be printed from our website at www.stoliverslifeteen.com.
  • Mark your calendar for our Parish Lenten Penance Service:  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Church.  Teens will need to check in with me in the church narthex prior to 7pm.  (2nd Year Confirmation Students and families are required to attend the Lenten Penance Service. 1st Year Confirmation Students and families are encouraged to attend the Penance Service)
  • 1st Year Confirmation Prep Class for STUDENTS and PARENTS: Wednesday, 3/7/18.  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.  Teens meet in the Life Teen Center, PARENTS meet in the Church.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students and Sponsors:  1st Year Student and Sponsor Workshop, Saturday, March 24 from 8:45am-2pm (*Please note time change from previous information*)   THIS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL 1st YEAR STUDENTS and SPONSORS.  If your sponsor cannot attend, then a Parent must attend with Student.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation STUDENTS and PARENTS:  MAKE UP CLASS (for 1/17/18 weather cancelled class):  Student and Parent should attend one evening of the Parish Mission (March 4-6).  Check in at the Narthex!
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Prep class for STUDENTS and PARENTS: Wednesday, 3/21/18.  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 9pm. This class is extended to review Confirmation Liturgy information.  Teens meet in the Life Teen Center, PARENTS meet in the Church.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Student Exit Interview:  Mark your calendar for Confirmation Exit interviews on Sunday, March 11th from 2:30pm-4:15pm.  Email will be sent with your interview time.
  • 2ND Year Families:  CONFIRMATION LITURGY IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT THE 5PM LIFE TEEN MASS.

 Fundraising:

  • Life Teen Raffle:  Our annual raffle will run from Sunday, February 11-Wednesday, March 14.  Life Teen will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win the following:  $500 VISA gift card, $250 AMAZON gift card OR $100 restaurant gift cards.   Teens who participate in the raffle can earn $5 benefit per ticket sold in their teen account—what a great way to pay for Life Teen events!  Raffle packet can be picked up from Life Teen office.  (Please note that raffle tickets are distributed in lots of 10 and we cannot accept any unsold raffle tickets)
  • Life Teen Jewelry Fundraiser:  Life Teen will be selling religious jewelry items after all Masses, April 14-15 and April 21-22.  Please check out our items in the Family Center lobby.  Great ideas for 1st Communion, Graduations, Mother’s Day, etc!

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

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

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