12/9 Life Teen Update

Happy Second Week of Advent!

I hope that you all are finding ways to prepare yourself for the Christmas season during Advent.  This is a busy season, so please make sure you read below:

Life Teen Faith Formation:  

  • Family Faith Formation: December/January FACE! bags should have been picked up by now.  If you have not picked up your FACE! bag, please email me to make arrangements.   Dec/Jan lesson plan (Spanish and English) can be found on the FORMS tab.
  • 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

  • Thank you to all who participated in our Service Saturday.  Lots of great activities were completed to help our metro Atlanta community and our parish!
  • This Friday, 12/11 is our Reindeer Games event from 6:30pm-9pm.  This is a family event and you should have already registered for the event.  If you are interested and have not registered, then please email me ASAP!
  • NIGHT OF HOPE presented by Steubenville Conference (12/12/20, 7pm-9pm Livestream):  Even when our world seems darkest, Jesus Christ remains our light. We only need to turn our gaze toward him to be refreshed and renewed. This Advent, draw closer to Jesus through an evening of encouragement, prayer, and hope.  You are invited to join this free Steubenville Conference livestreamed from Franciscan University. Let’s celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by gathering as a Church to pray for our world with one heart and one voice. You’ll enjoy a keynote presentation about our Blessed Mother from Mary Bielski, eucharistic adoration with Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, and more.  Click on this link to register for this free event at:  https://steubenvilleconferences.com/night-of-hope

Life Teen Tshirt:  Have you gotten your 20-21 Life Teen tshirt?  We have a few shirts available…cost is $12!  Bring your cash (or check) to this Sunday Decision Point class and get a cool looking shirt!!!

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 by January 10th.
    • 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.
    • If you did not attend the Service Saturday on 12/5, please check your email for what you need to do for the makeup.  Your activity needs to be returned to the Life Teen office by Sunday, 12/13/20.
  • 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. 
    • If you did not attend the Service Saturday on 12/5, please check your email for what you need to do for the makeup.  Your activity needs to be returned to the Life Teen office by Sunday, 12/13/20.
    • 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.  Remember…this is required for you at receive the Sacrament.

Parish Info:

What are the Mass times for Our Lady of Guadalupe and Christmas?  Don’t forget that you will need to RESERVE your Mass seats for any of the Christmas Masses.  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.   

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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