10/21 Life Teen Update

Happy Fall All!

Hope you all have been enjoying these wonderful Fall days…I know I am!  Fall is usually a busy time in Life Teen, so here is your update with lots of info: 

Life Teen Faith Formation:  this consists of 2 components—Family Faith Formation and Decision Point

  • Family Faith Formation: November FACE! bags will be ready for pick up on the following dates/times:  Saturday, 10/31 after the Life Teen “Halloweenie” event, Sunday, 11/1 from 10am-6:30pm, and Wednesday, 11/4 from 10am-7pm.  Don’t forget to bring the October Touch Base with FACE! form when you pick up your November FACE! bag. Confirmation students:  You are required to turn in the monthly Touch Base with FACE! form…so if you did not turn in September’s please turn it in with your October form.  Make sure you pick up your bag ON TIME!
  • Decision Point:  This is our once a month Sunday afternoon gathering and weekly reminder to watch a video and answer a question that comes from your “house family”.  Our next gathering will be on Sunday, November 15th from 2:45pm-4:30pm (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE).  Please be ON TIME, check in is in the courtyard, bring your workbook and wear your mask.   Friendly reminder:  leave your earbuds at home!!

Bible Study: 

  • Girls:  Join us for our GIRLS Bible Study on the Book of Ruth led by Hayley Russell.  We meet on Thursday evenings (10/22, 10/29, and 11/5) from 7pm-8pm in the Life Teen room.  We will follow all social distance guidelines.  Bring your Bible and wear your mask!!!! 
  • Parish Bible Study:  “The Pearl of Great Price: A Survey of the Gospel of Matthew”, led by Deacon Randy Ory on Thursdays (10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19).  Morning session available from 9:45am-11:15pm and evening session is from 7pm-8:30pm.  Sessions will be held in the Kane-Beltran Family Center.  Please wear your mask and bring your Bible.  THIS IS OPEN TO ALL TEENS AND ADULTS.

Service Opportunities:

  • Covid Kindness collection: (Sponsored by our St. Vincent DePaul Society) is on Saturday, 10/24 from 10am -Noon in the BACK PARKING LOT. The donation will go to the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-Op to help those in our community who are suffering from this pandemic. You do not need to leave your car–members of our St. Vincent de Paul Society and our Food Pantry Ministry will remove the items from  your vehicle. 
  • Ministry Training:  Your parish is looking for the young church (that’s means YOU) to serve at the Sunday, 5pm Life Teen Mass.  We will be having a training on Sunday, 10/25 for anyone interested in serving as a Greeter/Usher, Lector and Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion (must be 16 and confirmed) from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the church.  We will observe social distance guidelines and wear your mask.  Remember…your parish needs you!

Life Teen Activities

  • All teens are invited to attend our Social Distance “Halloweenie Roast” on Saturday, October 31 from 11am-1pm in the lower parking lot (by the Life Teen entrance).  We will do some fun (but safe) Halloween games and roast hot dogs over some grills.  Bring your lawn chair and earn points for your House Family!!
  • Life Teen Fall Retreat Evening, “Encounter”:  Friday, 11/20 from 6pm-11pm @ St. Oliver’s.  Join us we spend an evening with friends drawing closer to Christ and preparing our hearts to receive Him at Christmas and always.  Permission slip is available on our website at www.stoliverslifeteen.com or on the bulletin board located outside the Life Teen office.  Cost of retreat evening is $20 (you will get a cool tshirt too!) Permission slip is due by 11/8/20.  All social distancing guidelines will be followed.
  • Life Teen is offering a NEW 20-21 Life Teen shirt!  Cost of the shirt is $12.  If you are interested in ordering a tshirt, please email me (youthministry@stolivers.com) your name and tshirt size or sign up on the sign-up sheet located on the Life Teen bulletin board located next to Life Teen office (you can also see a picture of the design).  Deadline to email me/sign up is on 11/1/20.  Shirts will be available for pickup (and to pay—cash or check) at our 11/15 Decision Point. 

Confirmation Information:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Candidates (will be confirmed in 2022)
    • Family Faith Formation:  turn in your monthly Touch Base with FACE! form and pick up your November FACE! bag (see above for dates)
    • Decision Point:  make sure you are responding weekly to your House Family!  See you on 11/15!
  • Retreat requirement:  You are required to attend one Life Teen retreat event in Year 1.  Our Fall Life Teen Retreat evening will be on Friday, 11/20 from 6pm-11pm at St. Oliver’s.  Permission slip is available on our website at www.stoliverslifeteen.com or on the bulletin board located outside the Life Teen office.  Cost of retreat evening is $20 (you will get a cool tshirt too!)  All social distancing guidelines will be followed.
  • A copy of your Baptism and First Communion Certificates need to be turned into Life Teen office.  If you made either of these sacraments at St. Oliver’s, I will be able to get your certificate for you.
  • Start praying about who you would like to be your Sponsor!
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Candidates (will be confirmed on 4/18/21—this is the Confirmation date we have been given by the Archbishop office)
    • Family Faith Formation:  turn in your monthly Touch Base with FACE! form and pick up your November FACE! bag (see above for dates)
    • Decision Point:  make sure you are responding weekly to your House Family!  See you on 11/15!
  • Retreat requirement:  You are required to attend one Life Teen retreat event in Year 2.  Our Fall Life Teen Retreat evening will be on Friday, 11/20 from 6pm-11pm at St. Oliver’s.  Permission slip is available on our website at www.stoliverslifeteen.com or on the bulletin board located outside the Life Teen office.  Cost of retreat evening is $20 (you will get a cool tshirt too!)  All social distancing guidelines will be followed.
  • Next Confirmation Prep class is Wednesday, 11/18 from 7pm-8:30pm. 

Life Teen Mass:  Life Teen 5pm Mass is being celebrated OUTSIDE through November 1st! Bring your chairs and worship the Lord with us in nature!

St. Oliver’s Life Teen uses Facebook and Instagram to keep everyone in touch with what’s up.  We encourage our Life Teen families to request to join both of these sites.  Facebook is at St. Oliver’s Life Teen and Instagram is @solifeteen. 

If you have any questions, please email me at youthministry@stolivers.com or call (770)978-6751, ext. 43.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

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