4/21 Life Teen Update

Hello Life Teen Families! 

Wow…this year is flying by.  Lots of end of the year information, so please read below.

Life Teen Faith Formation:  

  • Family Faith Formation: Congratulations for completing the 20-21 St. Oliver Family Faith Formation.  1st Year Confirmation students should turn in any outstanding Touch Base with FACE forms by Sunday, 4/25.

*SPECIAL NOTICE*—FOR OUR FAITH FORMATION FAMILIES:  On Sunday, 5/23, your Religious Ed staff will be hosting a “Drive Thru” end of the year celebration from 2pm-4:30pm in the lower parking lot.  At the “Drive Thru”, you can pick up a special gift and treat from the parish and we get a chance to wish you all a great summer! Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us at our Family Faith Formation End of the School Year Mass on Sunday, 5/23 at the OUTDOOR 5pm Life Teen Mass.  We look forward to seeing all of our Faith Formation families!!!

  • Decision Point: 
    • Our END OF THE YEAR gathering will be Sunday, APRIL 25, 2021 from 3:45pm-8pm.  We will celebrate Mass as a Life Teen community, grill hamburgers and hotdogs, participate in some fun games with awesome prizes and close the evening with our annual SENIOR SEND OFF!  I hope that you all join us for the final Life Night of the school year…bring your lawn chair, hearty appetite and competitive spirit for this fun night!!  (Plus, it will be MY last Life Night and I would love to say good bye to you!) 
  • Baccalaureate Mass:  2021 Seniors…You should have received your Baccalaureate Mass invite/RSVP.  Our Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Sunday, May 16th at the 5pm Life Teen liturgy.  Following the Mass, we will celebrate with you and your immediate family with an outdoor pizza party.  RSVPs must be turned in by May 9, 2021. (Please note the Mass time change!)
  • SPECIAL EVENT:  NCYC is coming!!!   NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) is a biennial event sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.  St. Oliver’s Life Teen group has been attending this event since 2003. The date for this year NCYC is November 18-20, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) invites participants to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.  Check out this video from the 2019 NCYC:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0mo0pa5MpwIf you are interested in attending, please send me an email expressing your interest by 4/25/21…this does not commit you to attending, just will be able to see who might be interested!  More info will be coming out soon!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Candidates (will be confirmed in 2022)
    • All outstanding forms must be turned in by 4/25/21.
    • Decision Point:  Our final class is on Sunday, 4/25/21 from 3:45pm-8pm.  We will celebrate Mass together, have a BBQ and say goodbye to our 2021 Seniors. 
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Candidates
    • Decision Point:  Our final class is on Sunday, 4/25/21 from 3:45pm-8pm.  We will celebrate Mass together, have a BBQ and say goodbye to our 2021 Seniors. 

Let us pray:

Loving Shepherd,
You love me and watch over me always, in my joys and in my pain.  Help me not to be deceived by the world around me.
Thank you for the great gift of your love and protection and for my faith in you, which shapes my life.

May my heart be open to an awareness of your great love and may we carry that love to those we pass each day who need it the most.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.  Amen.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

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