11/24 Life Teen Update

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I hope that you all are enjoying this special week.  Lots of upcoming things for Life Teen, so please make sure you read below:

Life Teen Faith Formation:  

  • Family Faith Formation: December/January FACE! bags are available for pick up beginning Sunday, 11/29.  There will be 2 weeks of work scheduled for December and 2 weeks for January, all in one convenient bag. Don’t forget to turn in your Touch Base with Face form when you pick up your bag.  Due to holiday office hours and staff vacations, the window to pick up the December/January bags is going to be very short. Please make every effort to pick up your FACE! bag on one of the following dates:   (you don’t want to miss all the SWAG in December January!):

FACE! Bag Pick-Up schedule:

Sunday, Nov. 29th        10:00am-3:30pm         

                                        5:00pm-5:30pm (After the 4:00pm Life Teen Mass)

Monday, Dec. 1st         10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd        10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd   10:00am-7:00pm

Thursday, Dec. 4th       10:00am-5:00pm

  • 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, December 13th 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:  December 13, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 25. 

Life Teen Mass:  Our Life Teen Mass has been changed to 4pm and will be outdoors (weather permitting) until further notice.  Please bring your chair and join us!

Service/Social Activities

  • Service Saturday, 12/5:  There are 2 service times:  8:45am-11:30am and/or 2:15pm-3:45pm.  Please dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.  PARENTS:  WE DO NEED ADULT HELP DURING THIS TIME.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH SESSION YOU CAN HELP WITH!!!
  • 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—Attached is a flyer with registration form.  Registration form must be returned to Life Teen office by Sunday, 12/6.

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 Family!  Next class is on Sunday 12/13.  NEW TIME:  Check in by 2:15pm.  Class ends at 3:45pm.
    • 12/5 Service Saturday:  All 1st year students must attend Service Saturday on 12/5 from 8:45am-11:30amCheck 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 Family!  Next class is on Sunday 12/13.  NEW TIME:  Check in by 2:15pm.  Class ends at 3:45pm. 
    • 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.

Parish Info:

Need you Advent wreath blessed?  What are the Mass times for Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Christmas?  Need Advent Reconciliation times?  

Please check out the parish bulletin at www.stolivers.com.   The bulletin contains lots of great information for the month of December.   

Thank you to all who participated in our Fall Retreat evening on 11/20.  It was a jam packed night but I hope you all “Encounter” Jesus this Advent season.  Special thank you to Miranda James, Paul Hedges, Father Cyriac, St. Oliver Life Teen Core Team/Confirmation Group Leaders: Michael  Hardin, Julia Hardin, Josh Tierra, Peter Fuller, Angel Head, Keith Head, Amanda Pilz, Bob Kaczmarek, Anne Adair, Renee Hollard, Lisa Moore and David Adair.  Special shout out to Lucy Hardin for all the Friday evening assistance!

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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