11/10 Life Teen Update

Welcome November!

Wow—Fall is in full swing now!  Lots of stuff going on in Life Teen, so please make sure you read below:

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

  • Family Faith Formation: November FACE! bag should have been picked up by now.  If you need to pick up your bag, I will be in the office on Wednesday, 11/11 from Noon-6pm and on Thursday, 11/12 from 10am -5pm. I hope all of our families are taking advantage of all the faith growing and learning activities in their FACE! bag.  Each week families should complete the Touch Base with FACE! form.  The Touch Base with FACE! form is due when you pick up your next monthly bag. December FACE! bags can be picked up beginning on Sunday, 11/29!
  • 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 2:15pm-3:45pm (Please note the time change).  Remember, we meet in the church and wear your mask.  Here are the Decision Point gathering dates for the remainder of the school year:  November 15, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 25. 

Life Teen Mass:  Beginning, Sunday, 11/15, the Life Teen Mass has been changed to 4pm until further notice.  This is an OUTDOOR MASS (weather permitting).  Please bring your chair and join us!

Spiritual/Social Activities

  • Life Teen Fall Retreat “Encounter”:  Friday, 11/20 from 6pm-11pm.  All teens are invited to come and spend an evening with friends drawing closer to Christ and preparing our hearts to receive Him at Christmas and always.  Permission slip available at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the bulletin board located outside the Life Teen office.  Cost is $20.  If you have not turned in your permission slip and are interested in attending, please email or text me that you want to attend ASAP.  I will be ordering the long sleeve tshirts on Wednesday (11/11) at 4pm.
  • Mark your calendar for “The Reindeer Games” which will be on Friday, December 11th from 6:30pm-9pm.  This is a Life Teen family activity and will be lots of fun—Info flyer will be handed out at our 11/15 Decision Point gathering.

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Candidates (will be confirmed in 2022)
    • Certificates required:  If you were baptized and/or received 1st Communion at another parish other than St. Oliver’s, I will need a copy of your certificates.
    • Decision Point:  you are required to attend our monthly gatherings and respond weekly to your House FamilySee you this Sunday 11/15.  NEW TIME:  Check in by 2:15pm.  Class ends at 3:45pm.
    • Confirmation students do have a retreat requirement.  Our Fall retreat evening is scheduled for 11/20.  Please see info above in the Spiritual/Social activities section.  We will also offer a retreat opportunity in the Spring, but do not have any info as of today. 
    • 12/5 Service Saturday:  All 1st year students must attend Service Saturday on 12/5 from 8:45am-11:30am.  Check in will be in the Church courtyard.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Candidates (will be confirmed on 4/18/21—this is the Confirmation date we have been given by the Archbishop office)
    • Decision Point:  you are required to attend our monthly gatherings and respond weekly to your House FamilySee you this Sunday 11/15.  NEW TIME:  Check in by 2:15pm.  Class ends at 3:45pm. 
    • Confirmation Prep class:  Wednesday, 11/18 from 7pm-8:30pm.  Teens will meet in the church for the Chosen video and then move to an outdoor space for their small group.  We are asking teens to bring some type of lawn chair (if possible) and bring your mask to wear in church.
    • Confirmation students do have a retreat requirement.  Our Fall retreat evening is scheduled for 11/20.  Please see info above in the Spiritual/Social activities section.  We will also offer a retreat opportunity in the Spring, but do not have any info as of today. 
    • 12/5 Service Saturday:  All 2nd  year students must attend Service Saturday on 12/5 from 2:45am-5pm.  Check in will be in the Church courtyard.
    • Saint Info:  have you emailed Miranda (mljzpf@hotmail.com) the name of your Saint you have chosen and a description of why you chose that Saint?  It needs to be thoughtful response that is at least 3-4 sentences.

Family Faith Formation CONTEST! Prize:  $50 Amazon Gift Card

During the month of November, our Family Faith Formation families are being challenged to post weekly on our Roots, Edge and/or Life Teen Facebook pages.  Post a photo each week in November of your family participating in one of the Family Faith Formation activities that are in your FACE! bag. At the end of this month, we will draw the name of the winning family.  Remember, you can enter your family WEEKLY!  So start posting your photos!!  Join our St. Oliver’s Life Teen Facebook page (St. Oliver’s Life Teen) and you can be entered into the drawing!

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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