September LT Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

The new school year is underway and we are in busy with lots of stuff going on in Life Teen.  Here is what is going on in September!

 Life Nights:

  • August 26:  26—LN “Stepping Up”
  • September:  2—NO LIFE (Happy Labor Day!)

9—LN “Safety First”

16—NO LN

23—LN “Dignified”

30—LN “Fortified”

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

 Fall Retreat:  September 14-16, 2018 at 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 is available on the LT info board located in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  Cost for retreat is $125.  Permission slip and payment due by Sunday, August 26th.    You can pay for retreat via credit card, check or cash.  Payment plans are available.

Life Teen Activities:

  • Upper Room Bible Study (Bible Study for our Juniors and Seniors):  Wednesday, 9/26 6:30pm-8pm Parish Rectory
  • Parish Bible Study Opportunity:  Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 “Hymns of Praise, Laments of the Soul:  Hearing and Considering the Psalms”. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.  Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God.   Please join Deacon Randy Ory and Life Teen Music Minister, Paul Hedges for this engaging encounter with the book of Psalms in the Church from 7:30pm-9pm.

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: 
    • Don’t forget your retreat requirement!  Our Fall Retreat is September 14-16, 2018.  Permission slip and fee due on Sunday, 8/26/18.  Permission slip located on LT Info board in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.
    • 1 Year Confirmation Candidate Class is on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  Teens should check in by 6:50pm.  Class begins promptly at 7pm in the Life Teen room.  Dismissal is at 8:30pm.
    • Confirmation Interviews are scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Candidates will schedule their interview time at the 9/5 class.  (Interview times will be in the afternoon)
    • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Candidate Commitment Mass is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend.  (Candidates will attend Life Night following the Mass)
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Don’t forget your retreat requirement!  Our Fall Retreat is September 14-16, 2018.  Permission slip and fee due on Sunday, 8/26/18.  Permission slip located on LT Info board in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class begins on Wednesday, September 19th 6:50pm-9pm in the Life Teen room.  (This is an extended class so we can review all the 2nd year information with the student.)
    • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Candidate Commitment Mass is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend!  (Candidates will attend Life Night following the Mass)
    • 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.
  • Adult Faith Formation Class:  Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 “Hymns of Praise, Laments of the Soul:  Hearing and Considering the Psalms”. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.  Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God.   Please join Deacon Randy Ory and Life Teen Music Minister, Paul Hedges for this engaging encounter with the book of Psalms in the Church from 7:30pm-9pm.  (Morning option available Wednesday 9/26 and Wednesday, 10/3 10am-11:30am in the Church)

Fundraising:

  • Our annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser began on Sunday, 9/30/18.  Teens can pre-sell the beautiful wreaths to their friends, family and neighbors.  This is a great way for a teen to earn $7 in their teen account to use for retreats and other Life Teen events.  Fundraising packets are available in the Life Teen office beginning September 30th.  Wreaths are $25 and will be delivered the first week of December.  This fundraiser ends on 10/28/18.

 Communication to Youth:

Life Teen uses various methods to communicate information and messages to our Life Teen members and families.  Some of the most common methods are:  email, texting, St. Oliver’s Life Teen Facebook page (closed group page), stoliverslifeteen.com (our website), Instagram (#solifeteen), and our Parish app.

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen and download myParish app (see how to do in parish news bullet point above)!

Please keep our 15 teens and 3 adults who will be attending the Archdiocese of Atlanta Leadership retreat this weekend in Dahlonega, GA.  Thank you to the adults who are volunteering to get us to the retreat center and home!!!!

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

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