Life Teen Update—Back to School

Hello All!

Welcome back to Life Teen.  The summer just flew by and the new school year is now here!  The following is some important info to get you started for the new school year!

Senior Send Off:

7/31:  All teens are invited to say farewell to our 2019 Graduates.  Join us for pizza, Senior slideshow, and Senior goodbyes in the Life Teen Room from 6:30pm-8pm!

 RE Round Up: 

8/3-4:  All families should visit the Kane-Beltran Family Center after Mass to register for Life Teen and pick up the Fall Life Teen calendar, sign up for service and activities, and other important items.  If you have already registered…thank you and still make plans for your family to stop at the Round Up.

 Life Night:

8/11:  2020 Senior Blessing at 5pm Life Teen Mass followed by our Welcome Back to Life Teen Life Night.  Life Night is from 6pm-8:30pm.  (Seniors should meet in the Life Teen room at 4:30pm)

8/18:  “Whose Who”

8/25:  “I Mustache you a Question”

9/1:  NO Life Night

Life Teen Events:

  • Fall Retreat:  October 4-6, 2019 at Life Teen Covecrest Camp in Tiger GA.  Sign up and permission slip available at RE Round Up.  Will be available online at www.stoliverslifeteen.com and on the LT Info board located in the Life Teen room.
  • Spring Retreat:  Date is already confirmed…March 13-15, 2020 @ Covecrest!
  • National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC):  November 21-23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Info on this 20,000+ teen conference should be here soon!  Check out this promo video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=UQ6bli2Cq14 (find the 3 St. Oliver teens!)  If you are interested please see me ASAP as spaces are now limited!!

 Parish Events:

  • Back to School Parish Mass/Vigil Mass for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass:  Wednesday, August 14th 7pm Church.  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation.  At this Mass, we are asking you to bring a donation of school supplies for our community.
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass:  Thursday, August 15th, 9am or 7pm in the Church (Remember, this is a Holy Day of Obligation)
  • St. Oliver Plunkett Ministry Fair:  August 17th and 18th after all Masses.  You and your family are invited to the Kane-Beltran Family Center to see what is going on at your parish!!!

 Service:

  • Life Teen will be posting service opportunities for teens and families throughout the school year on the “How Can I Serve” bulletin board located in the Life Teen room.  Please make sure you check it out!

Confirmation:

  • All families with students preparing for Confirmation must register for Life Teen and Confirmation class.  You can register at the RE Round Up after Masses the weekend of August 3-4 in the Kane Beltran Family Center.  Confirmation Info packet will be available at the Round Up.
  • If you are a 2nd year Confirmation student, you MUST REGISTER for Year 2 with Life Teen and Confirmation.  Confirmation Info packet will be available at the Round Up.
  • Year 1 Students/Parents:
    • 1st Year PARENT Info class:  Wednesday, August 21st in the Life Teen room.  English speaking Parent class:  6:30pm-7:30pm/Hispanic Parent Class:  8pm-9pm
    • 1st Year STUDENT class:  Wednesday, September 4th in the Life Teen room, 7pm-9pm.  (This is an extended class time.  The following monthly classes will be from 7pm-8:30pm).  CLASSES START ON TIME SO PLEASE SIGN IN PRIOR TO 7PM!
  • Year 2 Students:
    • 2nd Year STUDENT class:  Wednesday, September 18th in the Life Teen room, 7pm-9pm.  (This is an extended class time.  The following monthly classes will be from 7pm-8:30pm).  CLASSES START ON TIME SO PLEASE SIGN IN PRIOR TO 7PM!
    • Any outstanding Baptismal Certificate, 1st Communion Certificate, Sponsor Form and FIATs are due by the 9/18/19 class. THIS IS THE FINAL CALL for these items.
    • We have received our Confirmation Liturgy date from the Archdiocese:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please put this date in your calendar now!!!

Parents:  For our Life Teen program to thrive, we as parishioners need to nurture our young Church.  We need many volunteers to help with all aspects of Life Teen.  We need help “behind the scenes” and Core members.  Core members are essential to help lead our teens closer to Christ.  Do not worry that you do not “know enough”…you just need to have an open mind and open heart!!!  You are in my prayers as you think about making a commitment to help our youth!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at youthministry@stolivers.com or you can call (770)979-2500, ext. 43.  Check out our Life Teen website at www.stoliverslifeteen.com and on Facebook at St. Oliver’s Life Teen.

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  We appreciate your support of our youth and see you all at the Round Up!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

 

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