Life Teen Mid March Update

Dear Life Teen Families,

Just an update on everything about Life Teen in this confusing time…

Life Nights: 

Life Night returns on Sunday, 4/19/20

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen)

March 25, 2020-CANCELLED

April date TBD

Life Teen Events:

  • Spring Retreat: Our Spring Retreat has been postponed.  I am looking into a few options for us and will keep you posted.
  • High School Youth Rally:  Bishop Konzen has cancelled the Youth Rally.  We will be working on reimbursements for those that have paid for the Rally.  Please be patient!

Parish Events:  (Please check out the parish bulletin or view online at www.stolivers.com)

  • FORMED (online religious education for all ages):  Our parish has acquired a subscription to Formed and we invite all parishioners to enjoy all that Formed has to offer. It’s easy to get started: you can go to our website and click on FORMED, or go to www.formed.org, when prompted to sign up (which is necessary) click on “I am a Parish or Organization” then locate St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church. Once you register at Formed, you will only need to click on Sign In, there is no password required. After completing sign -up, in addition to being able to have access to a huge amount of great content, Formed also offers a daily faith message which you will receive through your email if you sign up to receive Formed Daily. We hope you will take advantage of this great Catholic website with wonderful authentic Catholic content. If you have any questions about registering for Formed, please contact Linda in the parish office. Remember, Formed has content for all.
  • AT THIS TIME, I DO NOT KNOW THE STATUS OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
    • Parish Lenten Penance Service:  Thursday, 3/19/20 7pm in the Church
    • Parish Lenten Mission:  Spanish Lenten Mission-3/28 @ 7pm in church and 3/29-@ 2pm in the church.  English speaking Mission:  3/29-3/31, 7pm in the church.
  • Please check the church bulletin (www.stolivers.com) for activities/programs that are available for you and your family to enhance your Lenten journey.

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

  • Night Shelter:  The Central Night Shelter that we service has been closed.  Please pray for the men that use this shelter as their home.
  • Fish Frys: (*As of this email, Men’s Club is unable to confirm if the following dates will happen!*) Life Teen volunteers every Friday during Lent for the Fish Fry.  The Men’s Club generously donates half of their profit to our Life Teen program.  This helps Life Teen fund scholarships for retreats and other activities for our program. Mark  your calendars for the following class dates:  (you can volunteer at any or all of these dates and remember…you get a free meal!)
    • 3/20:  10th grade
    • 3/27:  9th grade
    • 4/3:  all grades

 Confirmation:

 1st Year

  • Please turn in all outstanding forms and FIATs ASAP!!!

2nd Year:

  • Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 IS POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. 
  • Parent Class:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 IS POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • Confirmation Candidate Exit Interviews:  Sunday, 3/22/20, IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • Confirmation Candidate Penance Service:  Wednesday, 4/22/20, 7pm  All candidates should attend!
  • CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.

1st & 2nd Year:

If you were to attend the Spring Retreat as your Confirmation requirement, please be patient.  I will be in touch on how you can fulfill this requirement.

Please join our Catholic Family in prayer for protection during this pandemic.

(Translation done by Catholic News Service of the prayer Pope Francis recited by video March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during of the coronavirus pandemic.)

O Mary, you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!  If you have any questions, please email me at youthministry@stolivers.com or call me at (770)979-2500, ext. 43.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

 

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