6/30 Life Teen Update

Hello Teens and Families!

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you all get to enjoy the holiday while social distancing and wearing a mask…..

Life Teen Bible Study:  Week 2 of our 4 week “Deep Dive” Bible Study is on Wednesday, 7/1 (that’s TOMORROW!) from 7pm-8:15pm via Zoom.  The topic for tomorrow is The Gospels:  The 4 Witnesses to Jesus. This overview of the Gospels (that we hear every Sunday) is to help us hear the calling of Jesus.  The intent of this night is to encourage each of us to begin praying with the Gospels, not merely studying them.

You are more than welcome to invite family and friends to join us for the evening…so share the link with them.  Please check your email for the Zoom link that was sent Tuesday, 6/30.  Please email me if you did not get the email at youthministry@stolivers.com.

Life Teen Mass:  St. Oliver’s has resumed live worship.  We offer the following Mass schedule:  Monday-Saturday:  9am, Saturday:  5pm, Sunday:  9am, 11am, 1pm (Spanish) and 5pm Life Teen Mass.  Due to social distancing, you must reserve your place for Mass.  Please check www.stolivers.com for the reservation link or the St. Oliver Plunkett Facebook page.  Don’t forget that you will need to wear a mask.

The Sunday 9am, 1pm and 5pm Mass are live streamed on our St. Oliver Plunkett Snellville YouTube channel.

Personal Spirituality:  In previous updates, I have sent you ideas to enhance your faith journey (attend Mass, journal, phone apps, read scripture, pray)  My next idea is to listen to some Christian music.  Have you heard any new songs that draw you closer to God?  I have been listening to We The Kingdom and taking time to pray the lyrics…sometimes I find myself singing as loud as I can!

 2nd Year Confirmation: Have your reserved your seats for your Confirmation liturgy on Saturday, July 18th?  Here are the links for the specific Mass times:

    1. A-L Confirmation families:  Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11am:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacrament-of-confirmation-saturday-july-18-2020-a-l-1100am-tickets-111015931640

    1. M-Z Confirmation families:  Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 2pm:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacrament-of-confirmation-saturday-july-18-2020-m-z-200pm-tickets-111017470242

You must reserve your seats (remember…your sponsor and immediate members of your household only) by SATURDAY, JULY 11TH.

All candidates should receive the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to the Confirmation liturgy.  Candidates being confirmed on 7/18 should attend a 9am daily Mass the week of July 13-17.  Following the Mass you attend, Father Cyriac and Father Baiju will be available for Reconciliation.  I will be at each 9am Mass to say hello and answer any questions you may have.  Don’t forget to wear your mask!

Life Teen Registration:  A few of you have asked…when is registration?  We are currently working on the registration packet for all of our RE families.  We are also working on getting the registration information online.  Please be patient and I will keep you updated.

Life Teen would like to congratulate Mya and Italo on receiving their 1st Communion on Saturday!!!

Again, I wish you all a very Happy 4th and close this email will a special prayer for our country:

God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.
You are the rock on which this nation was founded.  You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people.
Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation´s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.
Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.”  Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Much love,

Lynn

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