March Life Teen Update

Hello LT Families,

Time for the March Life Teen Update.  It is a very busy month for the parish, so please make sure you take time to review!!

Life Nights: 

2/23:  “Hell-Bound”

3/1:  “Sever”

3/8:  “Destroyed”

3/15:  No Life Night (return from Spring retreat)

3/22:  No Life Night (Sunday after Rally)

3/29:  No Life Night (Spring Break begins)

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night (6:30pm-8pm) for the teens.  Pizza will be provided!

3/25/20:  Praise Night

Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Please note that Life Teen provides the funds for the meal! Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed us this semester.  Our last two Life Nights we did not have a Life Teen family step up to prepare our meal.  We are hoping that we can get some families to volunteer for the following Sunday Life Night open dates:  3/1/20, 4/19/20, 5/3/20.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!

Life Teen Events:

  • XLT:  Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Join us with other teens from the Archdiocese of Atlanta for a night of worship and hear inspiring words from Father Agustino Torres (he was a presenter at NCYC 2019 and is awesome!!)  Permission slip required and you can find on the LT Info board or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Form due back to LT office by 3/8/20.
  • Spring Retreat:  March 13-15, 2020 at Covecrest.  Our annual Spring Retreat will be here before you know it!  Sign up and permission slip is now available in the Life Teen Room on the LT Info board.  You can also get a permission slip from the Life Teen website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Cost of the retreat is $135.00 and permission slip is due now!  Please remember that we accept cash, check or credit card for payment.  If you need to make a payment plan for the retreat, please see me.
  • Archdiocese of Atlanta High School Youth Rally:  Due to the success of the St. Oliver’s World Youth Day Rally, the Archdiocese of Atlanta has finally realized that teens need to have diocesan events. On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the first annual Archdiocese of Atlanta High School Youth Rally will be hosted at St. Oliver Plunkett!  I am excited to announce that our keynote speakers will be Leah Darrow

(https://leahdarrow.com/) and David Bisono (from Brooklyn, NY).  Besides the 2 keynotes, there will be a variety of workshops offered, social and service activities, recreational activities with the Atlanta Vocations Office,  and much, much more!  Bishop Joel Konzen will preside at our closing Mass.  Put this date in your calendar and parents…we need MANY VOLUNTEERS!

PARENTS:  To make this event a success for our young church, we need many parent volunteers.  We have 3 shifts available,  All day (8am-5pm), 8am-1pm and 1pm-5pm.  Please email me if you can volunteer and what time is best for you.

TEENS:  sign up and permission slip for the Rally is available on the LT Info board in the LT room.  Rally cost is $15 (includes Tshirt, lunch, snacks).  Permission slip and fee due by 3/1/20.

Parish Events:  (Please check out the parish bulletin or view online at www.stolivers.com)

  • FORMED (online religious education for all ages):  Our parish has acquired a subscription to Formed and we invite all parishioners to enjoy all that Formed has to offer. It’s easy to get started: you can go to our website and click on FORMED, or go to www.formed.org, when prompted to sign up (which is necessary) click on “I am a Parish or Organization” then locate St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church. Once you register at Formed, you will only need to click on Sign In, there is no password required. After completing sign -up, in addition to being able to have access to a huge amount of great content, Formed also offers a daily faith message which you will receive through your email if you sign up to receive Formed Daily. We hope you will take advantage of this great Catholic website with wonderful authentic Catholic content. If you have any questions about registering for Formed, please contact Linda in the parish office. Remember, Formed has content for all.
  • Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule:  February 26, 2020, 6:30am, 9am, 5pm, 7pm (in English in the Kane-Beltran Center) and 7pm (in Spanish in Church)
  • Men’s Club Fish Fry:  Fridays during Lent, 5pm-7:30pm in the Kane-Beltran Family Center.  First Fish Fry begins on Friday, 2/28/20.  Come and enjoy a delicious meal.  Check bulletin for menu and prices.
  • Parish Lenten Penance Service:  Thursday, 3/19/20 7pm in the Church
  • Parish Lenten Mission:  Spanish Lenten Mission-3/28 @ 7pm in church and 3/29-@ 2pm in the church.  English speaking Mission:  3/29-3/31, 7pm in the church.
  • Please check the church bulletin (www.stolivers.com) for activities/programs that are available for you and your family to enhance your Lenten journey.

Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pavilion Demo:  Saturday, 3/7/20, 8am-Noon.  Help our parish grounds committee tear down the pavilion by the lower parking lot to make room for a new shed.  Sign up on the How Can I Serve board located in the LT room.
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 3/21/20, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Space is limited , so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by Sunday, 3/15/20.  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the How Can I Serve board in the LT Room.
  • Fish Frys:  Life Teen volunteers every Friday during Lent for the Fish Fry.  The Men’s Club generously donates half of their profit to our Life Teen program.  This helps Life Teen fund scholarships for retreats and other activities for our program. Mark  your calendars for the following class dates:  (you can volunteer at any or all of these dates and remember…you get a free meal!)
    • 2/28: 12th grade
    • 3/6:  11th grade
    • 3/20:  10th grade
    • 3/27:  9th grade
    • 4/3:  all grades

 

Confirmation:

 1st Year

  • Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for 1st Year Student and their Sponsor.   If Sponsor cannot attend, then a parent must attend with the candidate.  Teen should bring their Bible and Journal.  Lunch is provided.
  • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in the Life Teen room.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR BIBLE, JOURNAL AND PEN TO CLASS.
  • Parent Class:  Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the JP II Adult Ed Center and in Room 17/18 for our Hispanic speakers.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.

2nd Year:

Please note that CANDIDATE and PARENT MUST attend the FINAL CLASS on 3/18/20.  This class time will be extended to 9pm.  At this class, we will review the information on the Confirmation liturgy.

  • Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 9pm. (PLEASE NOTE EXTENDED CLASS TIME)  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR BIBLE, JOURNAL AND PEN TO CLASS.
  • Parent Class:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the JP II Adult Ed Center (house next to church) and in Room 17/18 for our Hispanic speakers.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 9pm. (Please note the extended class time)
  • Confirmation Candidate Exit Interviews:  Sunday, 3/22/20.  If you did not sign up for a time, please see Lynn.
  • Confirmation Candidate Penance Service:  Wednesday, 4/22/20, 7pm  All candidates should attend!
  • CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.

1st & 2nd Year:

If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat is available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!  If you have any questions, please email me at youthministry@stolivers.com or call me at (770)979-2500, ext. 43.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

 

February LT Update

Here is your February Life Teen Update.  If you have not received a copy of the Life Teen Spring semester calendar, please pick one up from the Life Teen Info board located next to the Life Teen office or from the Life Teen board in the Life Teen room.

Life Nights: 

2/2:  No Life Night

2/9:  “Memento Mori”

2/16:  No Life Night

2/23:  “Hell-Bound”

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night (6:30pm-8pm) for the teens.  Pizza will be provided!

1/29/20:  Praise Night

2/12/20:  Paint and Pray Night

Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Please note that Life Teen provides the funds for the meal! Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed us this semester.  Our Spring semester has the following Sunday Life Night open dates:

2/9/20 (*If you can prepare our 2/9 meal, please let me know ASAP*), 2/23/20, 3/1/20, 4/19/20, 5/3/20.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!

Life Teen Events:

  • XLT:  Tuesday, February 11, 2020.  Join us with other teens from the Archdiocese of Atlanta for a night of worship and a great speaker!!  Permission slip required and you can find on the LT Info board or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Form due back to LT office by 2/9/20.
  • Spring Retreat:  March 13-15, 2020 at Covecrest.  Our annual Spring Retreat will be here before you know it!  Sign up and permission slip is now available in the Life Teen Room on the LT Info board.  You can also get a permission slip from the Life Teen website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Cost of the retreat is $125.00 and payment due by February 9, 2020.  After 2/9/20 the fee is $135.00.  Please remember that we accept cash, check or credit card for payment.
  • NEW!!!  Archdiocese of Atlanta High School Youth Rally:  Due to the success of the St. Oliver’s World Youth Day Rally, the Archdiocese of Atlanta has finally realized that teens need to have diocesan events. On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the first annual Archdiocese of Atlanta High School Youth Rally will be hosted at St. Oliver Plunkett!  I am excited to announce that our keynote speakers will be Leah Darrow ( https://leahdarrow.com/) and David Bisono (from Brooklyn, NY).  Besides the 2 keynotes, there will be a variety of workshops offered, social and service activities, recreational activities with the Atlanta Vocations Office,  and much, much more!  Bishop Joel Konzen will preside at our closing Mass.  Put this date in your calendar and parents…we need MANY VOLUNTEERS!

PARENTS:  To make this event a success for our young church, we need many parent volunteers.  We have 3 shifts available,  All day (8am-5pm), 8am-1pm and 1pm-5pm.  Please email me if you can volunteer and what time is best for you.

TEENS:  sign up and permission slip for the Rally is available on the LT Info board in the LT room.  Rally cost is $25 (includes Tshirt, lunch, snacks).  Permission slip and fee due by 3/1/20.

Parish Events:  (Please check out the parish bulletin or view online at www.stolivers.com)

  • FORMED (online religious education for all ages):  Our parish has acquired a subscription to Formed and we invite all parishioners to enjoy all that Formed has to offer. It’s easy to get started: you can go to our website and click on FORMED, or go to www.formed.org, when prompted to sign up (which is necessary) click on “I am a Parish or Organization” then locate St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church. Once you register at Formed, you will only need to click on Sign In, there is no password required. After completing sign -up, in addition to being able to have access to a huge amount of great content, Formed also offers a daily faith message which you will receive through your email if you sign up to receive Formed Daily. We hope you will take advantage of this great Catholic website with wonderful authentic Catholic content. If you have any questions about registering for Formed, please contact Linda in the parish office. Remember, Formed has content for all.
  • Candlemas:  On the second of February, the Church celebrates the festival of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, which may be considered as the conclusion of the series of feasts that center around the stable of Bethlehem. Christmas Day presents to us the birth of the Redeemer; the Epiphany commemorates His manifestation to the Gentiles; and the Purification reminds us of the offering of our Savior in the temple by his blessed Mother, as the Victim who should reconcile God and man. This day has been chosen by the Church for a very important ceremony, the solemn blessing of candles, whence the day is often called Candlemas. We invite you to bring candles for personal and family use to masses next weekend for a blessing. We will also offer “blessing of throats” at all masses next weekend in commemoration of the Feast of St. Blaise on Monday, February 3rd. Go to our parish website, www.stolivers.com, and click on the Candlemas picture to learn more about this feast day.
  • Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule:  February 26, 2020, 6:30am, 9am, 5pm, 7pm (in English in the Kane-Beltran Center) and 7pm (in Spanish in Church)
  • Men’s Club Fish Fry:  Fridays during Lent, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Kane-Beltran Family Center.  First Fish Fry begins on Friday, 2/28/20.  Come and enjoy a delicious meal.  Check bulletin for menu and prices.

Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 2/8/20, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Space is limited , so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by this Sunday, 2/2/20.  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the How Can I Serve board in the LT Room.
  • St. Oliver Gala:  Saturday, 2/8/20, 6pm-10pm.  We are in need of teens who are interested in volunteering with serving and cleanup of the Gala meal.  Black dress pants and white collared shirt are the required attire.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room
  • Fish Frys:  Life Teen volunteers every Friday during Lent for the Fish Fry.  The Men’s Club generously donates half of their profit to our Life Teen program.  This helps Life Teen fund scholarships for retreats and other activities for our program. Mark  your calendars for the following class dates:  (you can volunteer at any or all of these dates)
    • 2/28: 12th grade
    • 3/6:  11th grade
    • 3/20:  10th grade
    • 3/27:  9th grade
    • 4/3:  all grades

 Confirmation:

 1st Year

  • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in the Life Teen room.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR BIBLE, JOURNAL AND PEN TO CLASS.
  • Parent Class:  Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the JP II Adult Ed Center and in Room 3 for our Hispanic speakers.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.
  • Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for all 1st Year Student and their Sponsor.   If Sponsor cannot attend, then a parent must attend with the candidate.  Teen should bring their Bible and Journal.  Lunch is provided.

2nd Year:

  • Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR BIBLE, JOURNAL AND PEN TO CLASS. 
  • Parent Class:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the JP II Adult Ed Center (house next to church) and in Room 3 (near Life Teen room) for our Hispanic speakers.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.
  • Confirmation Exit Interviews:  Sunday, 3/22/20.  You will sign up for an interview time during your February class.
  • Confirmation Candidate Penance Service:  Wednesday, 4/22/20, 7pm  All candidates should attend!
  • CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.

1st & 2nd Year:

If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat is now available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

A special thank you to the Life Teen members and families who volunteered on January 2nd to clean and prep the Life Teen area for repair.  Your assistance was invaluable!!! Thank you to all the folks who have helped to put the Life Teen room and my office back together.  Please make sure you stop by to see the freshly painted walls and new carpet.

I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!  If you have any questions, please email me at youthministry@stolivers.com or call me at (770)979-2500, ext. 43.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

End of Year Update

Hello LT Families,

Here is our final Life Teen Update for 2019!  Lots of info to share with you all, so please make sure you read this update!

Life Nights: 

12/15:  “Journey to Bethlehem” (See below for our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Info)

12/22:  No Life Night

12/29:  No Life Night

1/5:  No Life Night

Life Nights return on Sunday, 1/12/2020!

Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Please note that Life Teen provides the funds for the meal! Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed us this semester.  Our Spring semester has the following Sunday Life Night open dates:  1/26/20, 2/9/20, 2/23/20, 3/1/20, 3/22/20,  4/19/20,  5/3/20.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!  

 Life Teen Events:

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest:  Sunday, 12/15 Teens—wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to Life Teen (and if you attend the 5pm Mass)!  The winning “Ugly Sweater” will receive a free Spring retreat entrance fee!  There will also be 2nd and 3rd place prizes.  Originality will score you more points so start working on your masterpiece NOW!
  • Life Night Training:  Friday, 1/10  Teens…are you interested in helping with our Spring semester of Life Nights?  Join us for Life Night Training from 6pm-9pm at the JP II Center.  Dinner provided!
  • Spring Retreat:  March 13-15, 2020 at Covecrest.  Our annual Spring Retreat will be here before you know it!  Sign up and permission slip is now available in the Life Teen Room on the LT Info board.  You can also get a permission slip from the Life Teen website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Cost of the retreat is $125.00 and payment due by February 9, 2020.  After 2/9/20 the fee is $135.00.  Please remember that we accept cash, check or credit card for payment.
  • NEW!!!  Archdiocese of Atlanta High School Youth Rally:  Due to the success of the St. Oliver’s World Youth Day Rally, the Archdiocese of Atlanta has finally realized that teens need to have diocesan events. On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the first annual Archdiocese of Atlanta High School Youth Rally will be hosted at St. Oliver Plunkett!  I am excited to announce that our keynote speakers will be Leah Darrow ( https://leahdarrow.com/) and David Bisono (from Brooklyn, NY).  Besides the 2 keynotes, there will be a variety of workshops offered, social and service activities, recreational activities with the Atlanta Vocations Office,  and much, much more!  Bishop Joel Konzen will preside at our closing Mass.  Put this date in your calendar and parents…we need MANY VOLUNTEERS!  More info will be available when we return in January.

Parish Events:  (Please check out the parish bulletin or view online at www.stolivers.com)

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Festivities: 
    • Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Wednesday, 12/11/19, 7:30pm in the church.  Join us for a special rosary, dancing and hymns to honor our Blessed Mother.
    • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Thursday, 12/12/19, 7pm.  Join us for a procession, Mass and a fiesta!
  • Christmas Mass Schedule:
    • Christmas Eve:  4pm Church,  4pm Family Center,  6pm Church,  8pm (Life Teen Mass) Church,  10pm Church
    • Christmas Day:  10am Church,  Noon (Hispanic) Church
  • Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass Schedule:
    • Vigil Mass, 12/31,  5pm in the Church
    • 1/1:  10am Church,  Noon (Hispanic) Church
  • St. Oliver Mardi Gras Gala:  Saturday, 2/8/20—SAVE THE DATE!  Check the bulletin for details!

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Life Teen Giving Tree:  Gifts need to be returned by Sunday, 12/15!  Thank you to all the families that participated in our Life Teen Giving Tree!
  • Christmas Festival:  Sunday, 12/15/19, 8am -1:15pm (shifts available)  Secret Santa Shop, Christmas Ornament Making, etc.  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Church Christmas Decoration:  Sunday, 12/22/19, 6pm-8pm in the Church.  Help us get the Family Center and Church ready for our Christmas Masses.  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Life Teen Christmas Eve Mass (12/24, 8pm) Liturgical Servers:  If you are interested in serving as an Usher/Greeter, Altar Server, Lector or Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, please sign up on our How Can I Serve board in the Life Teen room!
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 1/11/20, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Life Teen begins our monthly visits to serve at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta.  Space is limited, so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by this Sunday, 1/5/20.  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the How Can I Serve board in the LT Room.

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in the Life Teen room.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.
    • Parent Class:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the JP II Adult Ed Center and in Room 3 for our Hispanic speakers.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.
    •  Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for all 1st Year Students!   (This date was originally scheduled for 3/21/20, but had to be rescheduled)  More info to follow!
  • 2nd Year:

o   Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.

  • Parent Class:  Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the JP II Adult Ed Center and in Room 3 for our Hispanic speakers.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.
  • CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!
  • 1st & 2nd Year:
  • If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat is now available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

December Update

Hello LT Families,

Yes, 2020 is right around the corner…so let’s finish 2019 with a bang!  Lots of info to share with you all, so please make sure you read this update!

Life Nights:  Just a few Life Nights remaining for 2019.

11/17:  “Lights, Camera, Action!”

11/24:  No Life Night

12/1:  No Life Night

12/8:  “Know Your Momma!”

12/15:  “Journey to Bethlehem”

12/22:  No Life Night

12/29:  No Life Night

Life Nights return on Sunday, 1/12/2020!

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.

11/13/19:  6:30pm-8pm in the Life Teen room. Pizza will be served, followed by a night of Praise & Adoration!

NO SOLT Night in December.

SOLT Nights will resume on Wednesday, 1/29/20.

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed (or will feed us this semester).  Our Spring semester has the following Sunday Life Night open dates:  1/12/20,  1/26/20,  2/23/20,  3/1/20,  3/8/20,  3/22/20,  4/19/20,  5/3/20.

Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!  

 Life Teen Events:

  • National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC):  November 21-23, 2019.  Several of our teens and adults will be travelling to Indianapolis, Indiana for NCYC.  We will meet with over 20,000 teens and adults while in Indy for great speakers, workshops, prayer opportunities, worship music, fellowship and conclude with a beautiful Mass at Lucas Oil Stadium.

NCYC will be offering a Live Stream of this conference for parents and teens to also experience.  The 2019 NCYC theme is Blessed/Bendito + Broken/Partido + Given/Entregado.  This theme is rooted in the scriptural account of Jesus meeting the two disciples on their way to Emmaus after the resurrection (Luke 24:13-35).  The Live Stream schedule is

Thursday, 11/21, 7:30pm-11pm, Evening Opening Session

Friday, 11/22, 8:30am-11pm, Morning General Session, Parent Workshops, Interviews, Evening General Session

Saturday, 11/23, 8:30am-11pm, Morning General Session, Parent Workshops, Interviews, Saturday Vigil Closing Mass

This year there are 2 different ways the NCYC Live Stream can be viewed:

  1.  Watch live with family and friends!
  2.  Watch it on your own time.  NCYC will be recording the Live Stream and will share how you can see it on demand.

To view the Live Stream, please go to ncyc.info and click on Live Stream!  Please keep our St. Oliver’s teens and adults in your prayers during the event!

 Also, check out St. Oliver’s Life Teen Facebook page and solifeteen on Instagram to see what we are up to during NCYC!!!!

  • Spring Retreat:  March 13-15, 2020 at Covecrest.  Our annual Spring Retreat will be here before you know it!  Sign up and permission slip is now available in the Life Teen Room on the LT Info board.  You can also get a permission slip from the Life Teen website:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.  Cost of the retreat is $125.00 and payment due by February 9, 2020.  After 2/9/20 the fee is $135.00.  Please remember that we accept cash, check or credit card for payment.

Parish Events:  (Please check out the parish bulletin or view online at http://www.stolivers.com)

  • Eucharistic Adoration is NOW available every Wednesday from 9:30am-8pm in the church.  Reconciliation is also available every Wednesday, from 6pm-7pm (English and Spanish)
  • Advent Penance Service:  Tuesday, 12/3/19,  7pm in the church.
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Festivities: 
    • Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Wednesday, 12/11/19, 7:30pm in the church.  Join us for a special rosary, dancing and hymns to honor our Blessed Mother.
    • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Thursday, 12/12/19, 7pm.  Join us for a procession, Mass and a fiesta!
  • Christmas Mass Schedule:
    • Christmas Eve:  4pm Church,  4pm Family Center,  6pm Church,  8pm (Life Teen Mass) Church,  10pm Church
    • Christmas Day:  10am Church,  Noon (Hispanic) Church
  • Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass Schedule:
    • Vigil Mass, 12/31,  5pm in the Church
    • 1/1:  10am Church,  Noon (Hispanic) Church
  • St. Oliver Mardi Gras Gala:  Saturday, 2/8/20—SAVE THE DATE!  Check the bulletin for details!

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op:  This is the food bank that services our area community.  The Co-Op is in NEED of the following:  canned fruit, dishwashing liquid and shampoo.  Life Teen will be collecting these items through the month of November to deliver to the Co-Op.  Your donation is much appreciated! **SPECIAL COMPETITION, Sunday, 11/17 for teens.  For every item (see items above) you bring in on 11/17, you will receive a raffle ticket for a special gift card!!  We will draw for the prize at the end of Life Night!!!!**
  • Life Teen Giving Tree:  Our Life Teen group partners with the Nicholas House in Atlanta to help provide Christmas gifts for children in this shelter.  (Nicholas House is an Atlanta shelter that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. Nicholas House provides temporary housing while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.)  The Life Teen Giving Tree is up and filled with gift tags that has the name/gender/age of the child.  If you are interested in participating in this activity, we ask that you take a tag from our tree, purchase a gift for the child and then return the UNWRAPPED gift in a bag with the tag.  Gift should be returned to Life Teen room by 12/8/19.  (Thank you to all who have already taken tags!)
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 11/15/19, 6:15pm-8:45pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.
  • Parish Christmas Decorating:  Saturday, 12/7/19, 10am-Noon, meet in Family Center Lobby.  Help us decorate the parish grounds!  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Christmas Festival:  Sunday, 12/15/19, 8:30am-2:30pm (shifts available)  Secret Santa Shop, Christmas Ornament Making, etc.  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Church Christmas Decoration:  Sunday, 12/22/19, 6pm-8pm in the Church.  Help us get the Family Center and Church ready for our Christmas Masses.  Sign up in the LT Room on the How Can I Serve board.
  • Life Teen Christmas Eve Mass (12/24, 8pm) Liturgical Servers:  If you are interested in serving as an Usher/Greeter, Altar Server, Lector or Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, please sign up on our How Can I Serve board in the Life Teen room!
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 1/11/20, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Life Teen begins our monthly visits to serve at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta.  Space is limited, so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by this Sunday, 1/5/20.  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab or on the How Can I Serve board in the LT Room.

Fundraising:

  • Catholic Stickers:  Life Teen is offering a variety of Catholic stickers to decorate and personalize all types of items…from your laptop, water bottle, car windows, lockers, etc.  Stickers are $5 each and can be purchased after Life Nights.  Spread a little Catholic joy everywhere!!!  Not too early to start getting a few stocking stuffers!  We will be selling these stickers after Life Night on 11/17/19!!!!
  • iGiveCatholic:  Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, 12/3/19.  Please check the bulletin or online at www.stolivers.com for details!  Our parish families generosity to this campaign helps our parish in a variety of ways!  Thank you for considering a donation to St. Oliver’s through iGiveCatholic!!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in the Life Teen room.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.
    • Parent Class:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020, location of class is still being determined. Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.   I will email all 1st Year families where the Parent class will be by mid December.
    • Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for all 1st Year Students!   (This date was originally scheduled for 3/21/20, but had to be rescheduled)  More info to follow!
  • 2nd Year:

o   Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.

o   CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!

  • 1st & 2nd Year:
  • If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat is now available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

Are you on Facebook?  If so, please join us at St. Oliver’s Life Teen.  Are you on Instagram…please join us at solifeteen.  Both sites have plenty of info and photos about what is going on in Life Teen!

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43

 

November Update

Hello LT Families,

Well, the weather is getting cooler, so looks like Fall has finally arrived!  Lots of info to share with you all, so please make sure you read this update!

Life Nights:  We have begun a 4-week Life Night series called “The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness (A Life Night series on Moral Living).  About this series:  True happiness is found in surrendering to Jesus Christ. The way of Jesus may not look the way we think it does. This series explores what it really means to live for Christ; the beatitudes, living the law of love, trusting Church authority, and forming our conscience.  The following is a list of our Sunday Life Nights. I encourage our parents to ask their teens about the Life Nights.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.

10/20:  “We’re Waiting for You”

10/27:  “New & Improved”

11/3:  “Eat Your Vegetables”

11/10:  “The Drive Of Your Life”

11/17:  ““Lights, Camera, Action!”

11/24:  No Life Night

12/1:  No Life Night

SOLT NIGHT: (St. Oliver Life Teen) This is a monthly Wednesday night for the teens.

10/30/19:  Teens—join us for our 1st annual Halloween Costume Party on Wednesday, 10/30/19 from 6:30pm-8pm in the Family Center!  You can attend our party without wearing a costume.  We will have pizza, games (and some great prizes!) and for those that decide to dress in costume…the winning costume will receive a FREE Spring 2020 retreat!

11/13/19:  6:30pm-8pm in the Life Teen room. Pizza will be served, followed by a night of Praise & Adoration!

 Life Night Meals:

On Sunday Life Nights, we need to feed our teens dinner.  This is where we need our PARENTS to help.   Thank you to all our Life Teen families that have fed (or will feed us this semester).  Our Spring semester has the following Sunday Life Night open dates:  1/12/20,  1/26/20,  2/23/20,  3/1/20,  3/8/20,  3/22/20,  4/19/20,  5/3/20.  Please email me:  youthministry@stolivers.com if you can prepare a meal for the teens! WE NEED YOUR  HELP!!!!  

 Life Teen Events:

  • XLT:  Tuesday, 11/5/19, 5:30pm-9:45pm.  This is Praise and Worship, a message and Eucharistic Adoration for teens in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  We carpool from St. Oliver’s, eat at Chick-fil-A, then wind up at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody for this event.  NO FEE, just pay for your own meal!  Sign up and permission slip can be found on the Life Teen Info board in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.

Parish Events:

  • Eucharistic Adoration is NOW available every Wednesday from 9:30am-8pm in the church.  Reconciliation is also available every Wednesday, from 6pm-7pm (English and Spanish)
  • Trunk or Treat:  Decorate your car and pass out goodies for our annual Trunk or Treat.  We start with the All Saints Vigil Mass @ 5pm, Hot Dog meal follows in the Family Center, then Trunk or Treat from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the lower parking lot by the Life Teen entrance.  You must RSVP by 10/24 that you will be participating at youthministry@stolivers.com.  We need lots of cars to help pass out candy to the trick or treaters.  Please help Life Teen make this event a success!
  • All Saints Day (11/1) Masses (Holy Day of Obligation):  10/31 @ 5pm, 11/1 @ 9am and 7pm (bi-lingual)
  • All Souls Commemorative Liturgy:  Saturday, 11/2/19 at the 5pm Vigil Mass
  • Patriotic Rosary:  Friday, 11/8/19 at 7pm in the church.  Join our parish for a Holy Hour, Prayer, Music and a Patriotic Rosary

 Service:  (Teens, check out the How Can I Serve Board in the Life Teen Room for service opportunities)

  • Pop Tab Collection:  Life Teen is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald Atlanta houses.  You can drop off your donation to the Life Teen Office.
  • Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op:  This is the food bank that services our area community.  The Co-Op is in NEED of the following:  canned fruit, dishwashing liquid and shampoo.  Life Teen will be collecting these items through the month of November to deliver to the Co-Op.  Your donation is much appreciated!
  • Life Teen Giving Tree:  Our Life Teen group partners with the Nicholas House in Atlanta to help provide Christmas gifts for children in this shelter.  (Nicholas House is an Atlanta shelter that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. Nicholas House provides temporary housing while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.)  The Life Teen Giving Tree will be up in early November with gift tags that has the name/gender/age of the child.  If you are interested in participating in this activity, we ask that you take a tag from our tree, purchase a gift for the child and then return the UNWRAPPED gift in a bag with the tag.  Gift should be returned to Life Teen room by 12/8/19.
  • Trunk or Treat:  Life Teen is sponsoring St. Oliver’s Trunk or Treat on Thursday, 10/31/19, 5pm-8pm.  If you are interested in helping (teens & adults) please sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room.  We will need help with preparing and serving a hot dog meal, set up and clean up for Trunk or Treat and traffic control.
  • Helping Hands:  Saturday, 11/2/19, 8:45am-Noon.  Help us prepare 10,000 meals for Burkina Faso, Africa!  An awesome opportunity to help those who are in need!  Great family service opportunity too!  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the Life Teen room.  Check out this link for more info on Helping Hands:  https://helpinghands.crs.org/
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 11/2/19, 4:45pm-9:30pm.  Life Teen begins our monthly visits to serve at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta.  Space is limited, so sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.  You will also need to complete and turn in a permission slip by this Sunday, 10/27/19!  You can find a permission slip at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.
  • GROW (formerly Rowdy Roots):  Friday, 11/15/19, 6:15pm-8:45pm, in the Family Center.  Help our 3rd-5th graders enjoy a fun night.  Sign up on the “How Can I Serve” board in the LT room.

Fundraising:

  • Christmas Wreaths:  Life Teen is currently accepting orders for beautiful 22” Noble Fir Wreaths (yes, they are LIVE and smell like Christmas!) till October 27, 2019.  The cost of a wreath is $25 and delivery will be the first week in December.  Order form can be found on the Life Teen Info board located outside the LT office or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  **Life Teen families that took a Wreath packet to sell wreaths as a fundraiser—-your packet with orders/payment is due on SUNDAY, 10/27/19!**
  • Catholic Stickers:  Life Teen is offering a variety of Catholic stickers to decorate and personalize all types of items…from your laptop, water bottle, car windows, lockers, etc.  Stickers are $5 each and can be purchased after Life Nights.  Spread a little Catholic joy everywhere!!!  Not too early to start getting a few stocking stuffers!

 Confirmation:

  • 1st Year
    • Teen Candidate Class:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.
    • Teen Candidate/Sponsor Day of Reflection:  Saturday, February, 29, 2020  8:45am-3pm REQUIRED for all 1st Year Students!   (This date was originally scheduled for 3/21/20, but had to be rescheduled)  More info to follow!
  • 2nd Year:

o   Teen Candidate class:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  Class begins promptly at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Teens should check in prior to 7pm.

o   CONFIRMATION LITURGY DATE:  Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Please save this date!!!!

  • 1st & 2nd Year:
  • If you did not attend the Fall retreat, please remember that you are required to attend the Spring Retreat (March 13-15, 2020).  Sign up and permission slip for the retreat will be available on the LT Info board located in the LT Room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  If you attended the Fall retreat you are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Spring retreat too!

Are you on Facebook?  If so, please join us at St. Oliver’s Life Teen.  Are you on Instagram…please join us at solifeteen.  Both sites have plenty of info and photos about what is going on in Life Teen!

Thank you for taking the time to review all this info!  I appreciate your support of our youth and the parish!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn Ory

Youth Minister

St. Oliver Plunkett

youthministry@stolivers.com

770-978-6751, ext.43

770-979-2500, ext. 43