September Life Teen Update

Hello LT Families,

Welcome September!!!    Please take a few minutes to review this update…as usual, lots of info!!!

Life Nights:  Below is a list of our Sunday Life Nights. I encourage our parents to ask their teens about the Life Nights.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.

9/1:  NO LN-Happy Labor Day

9/8:  “Who Are You?”

9/15:  “Play It Safe”

9/22:  “Your Serve”

9/25:  “Elephant On My Chest”

10/6:  NO LIFE NIGHT (returning from Fall Retreat)

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.  Each night will start out with pizza and community and then we will focus on worship and prayer.  Teens, come out on Wednesday, 9/11/19, 6:30pm-8pm for pizza and Praise and Worship with Paul Hedges in the Life Teen room.

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.  Thank you to the families that have volunteered to prepare out meals.  We still have a few openings for this semester.  Here is what you need to know:

  • St. Oliver’s will provide the funds ($175.00) for the meal
  • You will need to prepare the meal for approx 125+  people
  • Meal can be prepared in the church kitchen if needed (contact Lynn if you need to use the church kitchen), and is served buffet style in Room 6 (adjacent to the LT room)
  • Meal must be ready by 6pm
  • St. Oliver’s provides paper products, utensils and soda
  • After meal is served, you are responsible for the clean up of Room 6
  • You must turn in your receipts to Lynn Ory on Sunday evening of your meal.
  • Teens will eat almost anything…but NO NUTS.  We have several peanut allergies!
  • Meal Ideas:  Hot Dogs/Chips, Baked Potato Bar, Pasta, Nachos, Sloppy Joes, etc.

Here are our OPEN dates:  10/20, 11/3, 11/10.  Please email me: if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!

 Life Teen Events:

  • Fall Retreat:  October 4-6, 2019 @ Covecrest in Tiger, GA.  Sign Up and Permission Slip can be found in the Life Teen room or can find at under the forms tab.  Permission slip and fee ($125) are due by 9/8/19.  Fee can be paid by check, cash or credit card.  If you need to make a payment plan, please contact me.  CONFIRMATION STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MINIMUM OF ONE ST. OLIVER LIFE TEEN RETREAT PER SCHOOL YEAR.  Our Spring retreat is scheduled March 13-15, 2020.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, 10/8/19, 5:30pm-9:45pm.  This is Praise and worship, a message and Eucharistic Adoration for teens in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  We depart from St. Oliver’s, eat at Chick-fil-A, then wind up at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody for this event.  NO FEE, just pay for your own meal!  Sign up and permission slip can be found on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room.

Parish Events:

  • Parish Family Fall Mass and Cookout:  Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Outdoor Vigil Mass begins at 4pm with cookout and family fun to follow.  The Parish is grilling hot dogs & hamburgers, and serving chips, drinks and dessert.  Fun activities for the whole family!
  • St. Oliver Life Teen Mellow Mushroom Fundraiser:  Tuesday, 10/1/19 from 11am-9pm. Great news Cooks—let our Snellville Mellow Mushroom do all the cooking.  Eat in or carry out!!  Besides yummy pizza, Life Teen will be having various raffles on site.  Mellow Mushroom is donating a portion of their proceeds for that day to our Life Teen program!  This will help us offer scholarships to our families for retreats and other various events! Please spread the word to your friends and families.

 Parent Info:

  • Adult Education:  Our Catholic Church encourages are parents to be leaders of the faith to their children.  St. Oliver’s offers our parents opportunities to help YOU grow in your faith.  Please check the bulletin ( for ongoing faith formation.  Here are a few upcoming opportunities:
    • Beholding His Glory (Women’s Bible Study):  2-9 week sessions.  Check the bulletin for all the details.
    • Recovering from Divorce:  13 week program to help recover from the emotional and spiritual trauma of divorce.  Check bulletin for additional info.
    • Financial Peace University:  We all need a plan for our money!  Check the bulletin for all the details.

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • Columbarium Cross:  Saturday, 9/14/19, 8am-Noon.  The parish is looking for several teens/adults to help erect a large cross near the Columbarium property next to the Family Center.  This is a great service project for Confirmation students and families.  Sign up in the Life Teen Room on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 9/27/19, 6:15pm-845pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.


  • St. Oliver’s provides fundraising opportunities for the teens in our Life Teen program.
  • Participation in Life Teen fundraisers is optional.
  • All proceeds from Life Teen fundraisers benefit the St. Oliver Life Teen program and teens who participate in the fundraiser.
  • Teens who participate in a St. Oliver fundraiser will receive a “benefit” from the fundraiser to be logged in the teen’s account.
  • Teens can use the benefit to reduce the expense of a St. Oliver Life Teen retreat/conference.
  • Please check with the Life Teen office for upcoming Fundraiser opportunities.
  • If you would like to be on the Life Teen fundraising committee or have a fundraising idea, please contact Lynn, Life Teen Youth Minister, via email or at 770-978-6751, ext. 43.
  • Christmas Wreath Fundraiser will begin September 29thIf you are interested in participating, please sign up on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room.
  • Mellow Mushroom Life Teen Fundraiser:  Tuesday, October 1st!  Parents…a NO COOK night.  Help us raise funds for our Life Teen program by eating at Mellow Mushroom in Snellville.  Great food, raffles and lots of fun!
    • I am looking for gift cards/services for Life Teen to raffle at this fundraiser.  If you can donate gift cards/items/services that we can raffle during dinner time at Mellow Mushroom it will be appreciated!  Just let me know if you have something to donate!!!


  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm…teens should check in prior to 7pm!.  This 1st class is has an extended class time till 9pm.  In addition to the first class, we will review all the 1st Year Candidate requirements.
    • 1st Year Parents:  If you missed the 8/21/19 PARENT Class, please come to the 9/4/19 1st year class at 8:30pm in the Life Teen room.
    • 1st Year Student Confirmation Entrance Interviews:  Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm.  All Candidates must be interviewed.  More information and sign up for interview time will be at the 9/4/19 class.
  • 2nd Year:
    • Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm…teens should check in prior to 7pm! EXTENDED CLASS TIME TILL 9PM.  In addition to the first class, we will review all the 2nd Year Candidate requirements.
    • CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!
  • 1st & 2nd Year:
    •  Fall Retreat permission slip and fee due on 9/8/19.  (All candidates are required to attend one Life Teen retreat per school year.)  See info about retreat under Life Teen events above)
    • Confirmation Commitment Mass:  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass!


St. Oliver Plunkett Life Teen uses various ways to communicate to our Life Teen families and students.  Here is a list of our tools:

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info! I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

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