5/13 Life Teen Weekly Update

Hi Teens and Families!

Blessed be the Lord!  I miss seeing you all, but am lifting you all up in prayer.

LIFE TEEN MASS: The parish is continuing to stream the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  We are hopeful to hear from the Archbishop soon with our new guidelines for Mass attendance.  As soon as information comes out, I will send out an update.  So again, I look forward to worshipping with you all this Sunday, 5/17 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 mediation):  https://us.magnificat.net/skin/frontend/default/theme278k/images/site/Celebration_US.pdf

Life Nights:   Tonight, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th, we will be meeting on Zoom to pray, worship, play a game and discuss the upcoming Sunday readings from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  (Check out the attachment with the readings or go to usccb.org for the Sunday readings).

Please check your email for the Zoom link or our private FB page.

Below is a list of activities that are available for you the next several days:

(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!!)

  • Wednesday, May 13:
    • St. Oliver Life Teen Zoom Life Night:  6:30pm-7:30pm.  Join us for prayer, praise, discussion and a game!  Check your email or our private FB page for the link.
  • 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n67o8BUHOCw&feature=youtu.be) at your convenience starting on Sunday at 6pm. The upcoming Sunday theme is “God in the Mirror”, and it lasts about 30 minutes.
    • ProjectYM:  Sundays @8pm LIVE and replay is available on the next day. Join thousands of teens for a game, speaker and worship (https://live.projectym.com/).

Socially Distant Life Teen Game Night:  THIS IS THE FINAL CALL…NEED TO LET ME KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A TEAM THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE BY FRIDAY, MAY 15 @ NOON.  I will then email you the info for the evening!  Teams that have already sent me your info, please check your email for the Game Night instructions.  Instructions do include the Zoom link.

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 or at least quarantining with you!  (No age limit for team members)

  • You will need to have a TEAM NAME.
  • 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 prizes! 1st place:  $100 restaurant gift card, 2nd place:  $50 Chick fil A gift card and 3rd place:  $25 Dairy Queen gift card!
  • 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.

2020 Spring Retreat Payment/Archdiocese of Atlanta Youth Rally Payments:  I am beginning to work on the cancelled 2020 Spring retreat payments and the cancelled Youth Rally payments.  I will need an email from each family with instructions on what you would like to do with your payment(s).  Here are the options:

  1. If you would like a refund, please email me to let me know that you are requesting a refund.  Please include your home address with the email.
  2. If you would like to move the payment(s) to your teen account to hold for future Life Teen events, please email me.  (you can use your teen account funds for upcoming Life Teen events)
  3. If you would like to donate your Spring Retreat payment and/or your Youth Rally payment to the St. Oliver Life Teen scholarship fund, please email me.  Thank you for your donation and you will receive a charitable donation letter in the mail.

If you paid by credit card for the Spring Retreat and/or Rally, you will be issued a refund and the check will be sent to you in the mail.

2nd Year Confirmation Families: Miranda will be contacting a few of you who are missing important information.  A few teens are missing crucial documents that are needed to be confirmed.  If you are missing FIATs, please email me ASAP so I can give you a few ideas that you can do while practicing social distancing.

1st Year Confirmation Families:  Several students still need to complete FIATs and send in the appropriate reflections.  Please email me if you need ideas for service.

 Miscellaneous:

  1. Please check out the Surprise for our Priests attachment.  Our parish Vocations Ministry is planning a parade for our priests on Sunday, 5/17 @ 12:15pm.  Get all the info in the attachment!
  2. You can also find St. Oliver Parish News at:  www.stolivers.com or on Facebook at:  St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church.
  3. 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!  If you need to talk to me, please call my cell at 770-605-7215.

You all continue to be in my prayers.  I look forward when we can see each other soon!

Much love,

Lynn

 

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