1/13 Life Teen Update

Happy 2021!

The first Life Teen update for the new year!  Lots of important information, so please read carefully.

Life Teen Faith Formation:  

  • Family Faith Formation: February FACE! bags will be ready for pick up on the following days:  Sunday, 1/24/21, 10am-5:30pm, Wednesday, 1/27/21 from 10am-7pm and on Sunday, 1/31/21, 10am-5:30pm.  Don’t forget to bring your December/January Touch Base with FACE! form when you pick up your February FACE! bag.  Confirmation students:  Please turn in any outstanding Touch Base with FACE! forms you may have.  This completed form verifies your religious education component for Confirmation preparation.
  • Decision Point:  Teens, don’t forget that you need to view the weekly Decision Point video and respond to your House Family leader weekly.  Confirmation students—you are required to participate each week with your House Family.  Our next gathering will be on Sunday, FEBRUARY 7, 2021 from 2:15pm-3:45pm (Please check in on time!).  Remember, we meet in the church and wear your mask.  Here are the Decision Point gathering dates for the remainder of the school year:  February 7, March 7, April 25. 
  • Spring Retreat:  Our Spring retreat date has been announced:  Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 2:45pm-11pm.  This day retreat will be held on the church campus.    Permission slip is available online at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or you can pick one up from the Life Teen Info board located next to the Life Teen office.  Permission slip and fee are due to the Life Teen office by 2/7/21.  More details on the retreat will be in the next Life Teen update.

Life Teen Tshirt:  Have you gotten your 20-21 Life Teen tshirt?  We have a few shirts available…cost is $12!  You can purchase your Life Teen shirt from the Life Teen office.

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  NOW.
    • Sponsor Certification Form:  Sponsor Certification Form is due NOW.  You can get a Sponsor form at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the Confirmation Info board located across from the Life Teen office.  If your Sponsor is a member of St. Oliver’s, please return the (almost) completed form to the Life Teen office and I can get the form signed by Father Cyriac.  Sponsor form is due NOW.
    • Decision Point:  you are required to attend our monthly gatherings and respond weekly to your House Family!  Next class is on Sunday 2/7/21.  Check in by 2:15pm.  Class ends at 3:45pm.
    • Spring Retreat:  All Confirmation students are required to attend one retreat per school year.  Our Spring retreat is Saturday, 2/27/21 from 2:45pm-11pm.  This day retreat will be held on the church campus. If you did not attend the November retreat evening, you will need to attend the Spring Retreat.  Teens that attended the November retreat evening are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat!  Permission slip is available online at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or you can pick one up from the Life Teen Info board located next to the Life Teen office.  Permission slip and fee are due to the Life Teen office by 2/7/21.  More details on the retreat will be in the next Life Teen update.
    • Service:  Mark your calendar for our next Service day:  Saturday, 3/20/21 from 1:15pm-3:30pm. Service is a required component of Confirmation preparation.
    • Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  1st Year Confirmation Candidate and their Sponsor are required to attend a Day of Reflection at St. Oliver Plunkett on Saturday, 4/17/21 from 8:45am-3pm.  If your Sponsor is unable to attend the Day of Reflection, then a parent must attend with the candidate.  Please make sure that you notify your Sponsor now about this date.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Candidates (will be confirmed on 4/18/21—this is the Confirmation date we have been given by the Archbishop office)
    • Saint Info:  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!  Many of you have not emailed Miranda (mljzpf@hotmail.com) or me (youthministry@stolivers.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.  This information is REQUIRED to receive the Sacrament and you have now put receiving the sacrament in jeopardy.  I have put a list of teens who need to email the Saint paragraph on the Confirmation Info board located across from the Life Teen office.  Paragraph must be emailed to Miranda or me by 1/20/21 or you will be removed from the Confirmation class for this year.
    • Confirmation Prep Class:  Wednesday, 1/20/21.  Please check in the church narthex by 6:55pm.  Class starts promptly at 7pm.  Mask required and bring your journal and pen!
    • Decision Point:  you are required to attend our monthly gatherings and respond weekly to your House Family!  Next class is on Sunday, 2/7/21.  Check in by 2:15pm.  Class ends at 3:45pm. 
    • Spring Retreat:  All Confirmation students are required to attend one retreat per school year.  Our Spring retreat is Saturday, 2/27/21 from 2:45pm-11pm.  This day retreat will be held on the church campus. If you did not attend the November retreat evening, you will need to attend the Spring Retreat.  Teens that attended the November retreat evening are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat!  Permission slip is available online at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or you can pick one up from the Life Teen Info board located next to the Life Teen office.  Permission slip and fee are due to the Life Teen office by 2/7/21.  More details on the retreat will be in the next Life Teen update.
    • Service:  Mark your calendar for our next Service day:  Saturday, 3/20/21 from 8:45am-11:30am. Service is a required component of Confirmation preparation.

Parish Info:  (Check out the St. Oliver Plunkett bulletin at www.stolivers.com for all the latest information)

  • Welcome to our new Associate Pastor, Father Bob Butler!!!
  • Please note that the Saturday Vigil Mass time has been changed to 4pm.  Life Teen Mass remains on Sundays @ 4pm.
  • 2021 Mass for the Unborn:   Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the 32nd Annual Mass for the Unborn will be virtual this year. The Mass will be aired on Friday, January 22, 2021 at noon on the archdiocesan Facebook page, as well as the archdiocesan livestream page (it will not appear until then).
  • St. Oliver’s Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Wednesday, 2/3/21 from 10am-4pm in the Kane-Beltran Family Center.

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

As we participate in Respect Life Month, please use this prayer with your family:

Father, you are the God of hope.  Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come,

When every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more.

Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision!

Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth.

As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory.

We pray through Christ our Lord, Amen.

          ~Father Pavone, Director of Priests for Life

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

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