October Life Teen Update

Hello Life Teen members and families!

Fall will be here soon and lots of stuff is going on in Life Teen!  Please make sure you review all the information below!!!

Life Nights:

  • October: 7—No Life Night

14—LN  “Edified”

21—LN “Satisfied”

28—No LN

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

  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.
  • Homework Hangout:  Need help with homework or a place to do homework? Join us on Mondays in October for Homework Hangout.  Core members, Josh Tierra and Savanna Ziegler will host these Monday nights at  Boulder Creek Coffee House in Lawrenceville from 6pm-8pm.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, 11/6, 5pm-9:45pm  You are invited to join us with other teens in the Archdiocese for a night of Praise & Worship and a guest speaker.  We do make a dinner stop!  Permission slip is required and can be picked up from the LT Info board in the LT room.

Service Opportunities: (for teens and families)  SIGN UPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIFE TEEN ROOM ON  THE “HOW CAN I SERVE”  BOARD

  • Respect Life  Ministry:  Friday, 9/28 from 3pm-6pm at Church.  Looking for help to place 600+ crosses on the church property.  Bring a rubber mallet (if you have one) and your work gloves.
  • Garden Club:  Saturday,  9/29 from 9am-Noon at Church.  Needing volunteers to help with moving gravel from bed in front of stained glass window and doing landscape on property.  Bring gloves, shovel, wheelbarrow, rake if you can.
  • Life Chain:  Sunday, 10/7, 2:30pm-3:30pm A silent protest for the dignity of life.  Join us at the Snellville Baptist Church parking lot (faces Highway 78) as we bring Pro-Life awareness to our local community.
  • Rowdy Roots:  Friday, 10/26, 6:30pm-9:15pm Family Center.  Need volunteers to help chaperone our 3rd-5th grade youth group.
  • St. Oliver Parish Festival:  Saturday, 11/3, 9am-7pm  Need LOTS of volunteers from setup, clean up, manning booths, serving food, etc.   Shifts are available:  9am-Noon, Noon-3, 4-7.  Your parish needs YOU (this means all family members!).
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 11/10 4:45pm-9pm  Help serve the homeless at the Central Night Shelter in Atlanta.  Permission slip required!   Space is limited!!

Confirmation:

  • ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS MUST ATTEND SUNDAY LIFE NIGHTS AS PART OF THEIR CONFIRMATION FORMATION.
  • 1st and 2nd Year Confirmation Commitment Mass:  Sunday, 9/30 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend.  Families are invited too!
  • Service opportunities are listed above and you can check the “How Can I Serve” bulletin  board in the Life Teen room.  Don’t delay in starting your FIATs.  2 of your 3 FIATs are due at  your January class.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • 1st Year Confirmation Candidate Class is on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Teens should check in by 6:50pm.  Class begins promptly at 7pm in the Life Teen room.  Dismissal is at 8:30pm.
    • 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:
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class is on Wednesday, October 24th, 6:50pm-8:30pm in the Life Teen room.
    • 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)

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202.  Once 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)
  • Patriotic Rosary:  Friday, October 5th, 7:30pm in the Church.  You are invited to join the parish in prayer for our country.
  • Holy Day of Obligation:  All Saint’s Day.  Mass is available on Wednesday, 10/31 at 7pm and on Thursday, 11/1 at 9am and 7pm.
  • Parish Festival:  Saturday, 11/3  11am-6pm  Join St. Oliver’s for our 40th anniversary!  Food, games, entertainment for ALL and it is FREE!  We are also in need of lots of volunteers!  Please check the bulletin on how you can volunteer!

Fundraising:

  • Our annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser begins 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.

Thank you for  all your prayers as I  recuperate from my knee surgery.   I am doing well and having lots of physical therapy.  I am responding to emails but you can also speak with 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.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

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