Hi Teens and Families!
Hope this update is finding you and your family doing well! Randy and I have been enjoying this lovely weather by walking at our local park daily. (Thanks to Patty K for our masks!) I hope all of you are able to go out and soak up some Vitamin D.
LIFE TEEN MASS: It was awesome to have a St. Oliver Life Teen Mass to participate in this past week. I look forward to worshipping with you all this Sunday, 5/10 at 5pm. You can view the Life Teen Mass on the St. Oliver Plunkett Snellville YouTube channel. I have attached a worship aid that will help you engage in the Mass along with this link (readings and meditation): https://us.magnificat.net/skin/frontend/default/theme278k/images/site/Celebration_US.pdf
Life Nights: We have moved our Sunday Life Nights to Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm via Zoom. We are changing our Life Night format so you will not be required to tune into the Life Teen Global Life Night. Below is a list of activities that are available for you this week:
(if you do not view the 5pm St. Oliver Life Teen Mass, you should be viewing one of the many Mass opportunities online. Would love to see you guys at our Zoom Life Night on 5/13 and Game Night on 5/15!!)
- Sunday, May 10:
- Life Teen Mass at 5pm (St. Oliver Plunkett, Snellville YouTube channel)
- “Squad House Arrest” Amazing Race team name needs to be sent to me at: email@example.com. See the Socially Distant Game Night bullet for more info!!
- Project YM: 8pm, join thousands of teens for a game, speaker and worship (https://live.projectym.com/). This Sunday Project YM Live speaker will be Jason Evert. (https://chastity.com/). Jason is an international Catholic speaker and founder of the Chastity Project.
- Wednesday, May 13:
- St. Oliver Life Teen Zoom Life Night: 6:30pm-7:30pm. Checkk your email for the link and join us for prayer, praise, discussion and a game!
- Weekly Optional Activities:
- St. Oliver Plunkett Rosary: May the Month of Mary, Our Mother. During the Month of May, the Rosary will be recited at St. Oliver’s by a parish family at 7pm each Saturday evening and on Sunday in Spanish following the 11am Mass. These will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel. Please join us.
- Watch the Life Teen Global Life Night (LFTN.CO/LIFENIGHT) at your convenience starting on Sunday at 6pm. The replay will last 30 minutes. The speaker for the night, “God in the Uprising”, is Joel Stepanek, and worship will be led by Dana Catherine.
Socially Distant Life Teen Game Night: We have an awesome Game Night planned on FRIDAY, WEDNESDAY, 5/15 @ 6pm—“SQUAD HOUSE ARREST” AMAZING RACE Game Night!! Here are a few details:
- You will need to have at least ONE other member of your family as part of your team. Your team can have more than 2 members, the requirement is that they must live in your house! (No age limit for team members)
- You will need to have a TEAM NAME. The team name needs to be submitted to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 10th!
- Each team will earn points by the following:
- Roadmap: Team needs to solve a riddle to get the detour clue
- Detours: Team will need to choose one of 2 options to complete
- Roadblock: At least one team member must complete the task to move ahead
- Bonus Points: Your team can also earn “creative” bonus points: team name, team costume, team spirit
- There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team prizes!
- You must be able to join our Zoom game link and be able to send texts (some texts may require that you send a video clip). Zoom game link and game instructions will be sent out on May 13th with a reminder on the actual game night, May 15th to the teams that me their team name!
I hope to see lots of teens and family members at our “SQUAD HOUSE ARREST” Amazing Race Game Night.
2nd Year Confirmation Families: We are hopeful that we may hear something about our Confirmation Liturgy by the end of May from the Archdiocese. Once we get news, we will then decide on how we will proceed with the reception of the Sacrament. As soon as details are finalized, we will contact you via email. We did miss our last preparation session. We have made arrangements for you all to view the last videos on your own. The following are the links to the videos you must complete: (this info was sent to you several weeks ago, but here is a reminder)
Your last FIATs (service projects) were due on March 18th. Please email these to us as soon as possible. Due to our current circumstances, you do not need to provide the signed form. We do, however, need the reflections. If you are missing any of your FIATs or forms, you need to contact Miranda as soon as possible. You can text or call Miranda at 770.355.7941 or you can email her at email@example.com. Do not wait until the last minute to contact her about how to complete your requirements.
2020 Seniors: We are still hoping to have a Baccalaureate Mass to celebrate this momentous occasion. Once we hear from the Archdiocese on when we can safely gather, we will let you all know of the plans. St. Oliver’s would still like to honor you at this time. We would like to put together a slide show of our seniors that we can stream prior to our remaining Masses this month and on the parish website. The church will post you picture with your first name only and a few other things. If you would like to be included, please send the following info to me by May 13th to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your Senior photo or a current photo of you
- Name of High School
- Favorite Bible passage or quote
- Future plans
- Here is a link to an article that gave me great hope:
- You can also find St. Oliver Parish News at: www.stolivers.com or on Facebook at: St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church.
- Don’t forget to check out St. Oliver Life Teen news at: www.stoliverslifeteen.com, St. Oliver’s Life Teen Facebook page or on Instagram at solifeteen!
You all continue to be in my prayers. I look forward when we can see each other soon!