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   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.



  • 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.)

 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:   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 or (404)213-7559.  For Confirmation questions, please contact Miranda James at or (770)355-7941.  Your prayers are needed and appreciated!!!

In Christ’s service,


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