November Life Teen Update

Hello Life Teen members and families!

Fall and cooler temps have arrived and lots going on  with Life Teen!  I am also including some December info since the holidays will be here before you know it.  Please make sure you review all the information below!!!

Life Nights:

  • November:  4—“One Choice”

11—“One Heart”

18—No Life Night

25—No Life Night

  • December:     2—“One Home”

9—“One Moment”

16—“Noel”

23—No Life Night

30—No Life Night

All Life Nights are from 6pm-8:30pm.   Teens should arrive ON TIME.

Life Teen Activities:

  • Upper Room Bible Study (Bible Study for our Juniors and Seniors):  Wednesday, 11/28.  Bible Study is held at the Parish Rectory from 6:30pm-8pm.
  • Parish Bible Study Opportunity:  (for teens and adults)
    • November 6:  St. Mark’s Story is Our Story: Deacon Randy Ory will lead this 3-part series focused on the key themes found in St Mark’s Gospel. As Year B (the Gospel of St Mark) comes to a close in November, this Scripture class will consider some of the wonderful readings from St Mark we heard proclaimed during this Liturgical Year. Applications to our faith journey will be explored. Bible Study meets in the Adult Ed Center from 7pm-8:30pm.  Morning option offered on Weds Oct 31st and Nov 7th from 9:45am-11:15am in Adult Ed Center.
    • November 15:  Bringing Advent Alive in Your Home—For many of us, December is a month of frenzied shopping, decorating, baking, entertaining, etc. Let’s recapture Advent as a time for mindful preparation and joyful hope, anticipating the light of Christ. We will share Catholic Advent traditions with practical, hands on ideas for every stage of life: single or family, young children, teens and empty nesters.  Meet in Room 22/23 from 7:00pm-8:30.
  • Homework Hangout:  Need help with homework or a place to do homework? Join us on Mondays in November (5,12,26) for Homework Hangout.  Core members, Josh Tierra and Savanna Ziegler will host these Monday nights at Boulder Creek Coffee House in Lawrenceville from 6pm-8pm.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, 11/6, 5:30pm-9:45pm  You are invited to join us with other teens in the Archdiocese for a night of Praise & Worship and a guest speaker.  We do make a dinner stop!  Permission slip is required and can be picked up from the LT Info board in the LT room.

Service Opportunities: (for teens and families)  SIGN UPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIFE TEEN ROOM ON  THE “HOW CAN I SERVE”  BOARD

  • St. Oliver Parish Festival:  Saturday, 11/3, 9am-7pm  Need LOTS of volunteers from setup, clean up, manning booths, serving food, etc.   Shifts are available:  9am-Noon, Noon-3, 4-7.  Your parish needs YOU (this means all family members!).
  • Life Teen Giving Tree:  Our Christmas tree for kids/teens in our local shelter is up in the Life Teen room.  We are asking our LT members to take a ornament tag that is hanging on our tree and buy a gift for the child on the tag.  The gift does not need to be wrapped, just attach your tag to the gift.  Gift needs to be returned by Sunday, 12/2/18  in the Life Teen Room.
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 12/8  What a great opportunity during Advent to serve those most in need.  We leave the church at 5pm and return to St. Oliver’s around 9:30pm.  Permission slip can be found on the LT Service board in the LT room. This event fills up fast, so get your permission slip in ASAP.

Confirmation:

  • ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS MUST ATTEND SUNDAY LIFE NIGHTS AS PART OF THEIR CONFIRMATION FORMATION.
  • Confirmation class session begins promptly at 7pm.  If you arrive after class begins, you and a parent will have to attend a make up session.
  • Service opportunities are listed above and you can check the “How Can I Serve” bulletin  board in the Life Teen room.  Don’t delay in starting your FIATs.  2 of your 3 FIATs are due at  your January class.
  • If you need a Sponsor form/Saint project info/FIAT reflection form, please go to www.stoliverslifeteen.com and click on the Forms tab. You can print the form you need.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • 1st Year Confirmation Candidate Class is on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  Teens should check in by 6:50pm.  Class begins promptly at 7pm in the Life Teen room.  Dismissal is at 8:30pm.
    • Baptismal and First Communion certificates are due on 11/7/18.  If you were  baptized and/or received your 1st Communion at St. Oliver’s, I will be able to get copies of your certificates.
    • Sponsor Form is due on 11/7/18.  If your Sponsor is a member of St. Oliver’s, you can turn in your form and I can have Father Cyriac certify your form.
    • Please bring your Bible, journal and pen to class.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class is on Wedneesday, November 14th, 6:50pm-8:30pm in the Life Teen room.
    • Saint project paragraph is due NOW.  You can email me your Saint info to youthministry@stolivers.com
    • Living Saint presentation:  please refer to email sent last week about the candidate’s scheduled time for his/her presentation.
    • Bring your Bible, journal and pen to each class.

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202.  Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Adult Faith Formation Class:
    • November 6:  St. Mark’s Story is Our Story: Deacon Randy Ory will lead this 3-part series focused on the key themes found in St Mark’s Gospel. As Year B (the Gospel of St Mark) comes to a close in November, this Scripture class will consider some of the wonderful readings from St Mark we heard proclaimed during this Liturgical Year. Applications to our faith journey will be explored. Bible Study meets in the Adult Ed Center from 7pm-8:30pm.  Morning option offered on Weds Oct 31st and Nov 7th from 9:45am-11:15am in Adult Ed Center.
    • November 15:  Bringing Advent Alive in Your Home—For many of us, December is a month of frenzied shopping, decorating, baking, entertaining, etc. Let’s recapture Advent as a time for mindful preparation and joyful hope, anticipating the light of Christ. We will share Catholic Advent traditions with practical, hands on ideas for every stage of life: single or family, young children, teens and empty nesters.  Meet in Room 22/23 from 7:00pm-8:30.
  • Parish Festival:  Saturday, 11/3  11am-6pm  Join St. Oliver’s for our 40th anniversary!   Food, games, entertainment for ALL and it is FREE!  Day ends with an outdoor Mass. We are also in need of lots of volunteers!  Please check the bulletin on how you can volunteer!

Fundraising:

  • Soups and Dips Fundraiser begins on Sunday, 11/4.  This is a yummy fundraiser and makes wonderful gifts for the holidays.  You sell a variety of soups and dips and can earn 50% credit of what you sell in your teen account.  If you sell $100 worth of soups and dips to your friends and family, you would earn $50 in your teen account.  Remember, spring retreat is just around the corner.  This fundraiser ends on 12/2.

Important Dates for 2019:

1/11/19:  Life Night Training

1/26/19:  World Youth Day Rally

3/1-3/19:  Spring Retreat

6/2-6/19:  Mission Possible

Our Life Teen closet needs SODA.  Please donate any type of 2 liter sodas for our Sunday Life Nights!

Thank you for the prayers while I recuperated from my surgery!  I will be back in the office on a regular basis beginning November 1st.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

October Life Teen Update

Hello Life Teen members and families!

Fall will be here soon and lots of stuff is going on in Life Teen!  Please make sure you review all the information below!!!

Life Nights:

  • October: 7—No Life Night

14—LN  “Edified”

21—LN “Satisfied”

28—No LN

  • All Life Nights are from 6pm-8:30pm.

  Life Teen Activities:

  • Upper Room Bible Study (Bible Study for our Juniors and Seniors):  Wednesday, 9/26 6:30pm-8pm Parish Rectory
  • Parish Bible Study Opportunity:  Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 “Hymns of Praise, Laments of the Soul:  Hearing and Considering the Psalms”. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.  Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God.   Please join Deacon Randy Ory and Life Teen Music Minister, Paul Hedges for this engaging encounter with the book of Psalms in the Church from 7:30pm-9pm.
  • Homework Hangout:  Need help with homework or a place to do homework? Join us on Mondays in October for Homework Hangout.  Core members, Josh Tierra and Savanna Ziegler will host these Monday nights at  Boulder Creek Coffee House in Lawrenceville from 6pm-8pm.
  • XLT:  Tuesday, 11/6, 5pm-9:45pm  You are invited to join us with other teens in the Archdiocese for a night of Praise & Worship and a guest speaker.  We do make a dinner stop!  Permission slip is required and can be picked up from the LT Info board in the LT room.

Service Opportunities: (for teens and families)  SIGN UPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIFE TEEN ROOM ON  THE “HOW CAN I SERVE”  BOARD

  • Respect Life  Ministry:  Friday, 9/28 from 3pm-6pm at Church.  Looking for help to place 600+ crosses on the church property.  Bring a rubber mallet (if you have one) and your work gloves.
  • Garden Club:  Saturday,  9/29 from 9am-Noon at Church.  Needing volunteers to help with moving gravel from bed in front of stained glass window and doing landscape on property.  Bring gloves, shovel, wheelbarrow, rake if you can.
  • Life Chain:  Sunday, 10/7, 2:30pm-3:30pm A silent protest for the dignity of life.  Join us at the Snellville Baptist Church parking lot (faces Highway 78) as we bring Pro-Life awareness to our local community.
  • Rowdy Roots:  Friday, 10/26, 6:30pm-9:15pm Family Center.  Need volunteers to help chaperone our 3rd-5th grade youth group.
  • St. Oliver Parish Festival:  Saturday, 11/3, 9am-7pm  Need LOTS of volunteers from setup, clean up, manning booths, serving food, etc.   Shifts are available:  9am-Noon, Noon-3, 4-7.  Your parish needs YOU (this means all family members!).
  • Night Shelter:  Saturday, 11/10 4:45pm-9pm  Help serve the homeless at the Central Night Shelter in Atlanta.  Permission slip required!   Space is limited!!

Confirmation:

  • ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS MUST ATTEND SUNDAY LIFE NIGHTS AS PART OF THEIR CONFIRMATION FORMATION.
  • 1st and 2nd Year Confirmation Commitment Mass:  Sunday, 9/30 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend.  Families are invited too!
  • Service opportunities are listed above and you can check the “How Can I Serve” bulletin  board in the Life Teen room.  Don’t delay in starting your FIATs.  2 of your 3 FIATs are due at  your January class.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • 1st Year Confirmation Candidate Class is on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Teens should check in by 6:50pm.  Class begins promptly at 7pm in the Life Teen room.  Dismissal is at 8:30pm.
    • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Candidate Commitment Mass is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend.  (Candidates will attend Life Night following the Mass)
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class is on Wednesday, October 24th, 6:50pm-8:30pm in the Life Teen room.
    • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Candidate Commitment Mass is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend!  (Candidates will attend Life Night following the Mass)

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202.  Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Adult Faith Formation Class:  Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 “Hymns of Praise, Laments of the Soul:  Hearing and Considering the Psalms”. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.  Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God.   Please join Deacon Randy Ory and Life Teen Music Minister, Paul Hedges for this engaging encounter with the book of Psalms in the Church from 7:30pm-9pm.  (Morning option available Wednesday 9/26 and Wednesday, 10/3 10am-11:30am in the Church)
  • Patriotic Rosary:  Friday, October 5th, 7:30pm in the Church.  You are invited to join the parish in prayer for our country.
  • Holy Day of Obligation:  All Saint’s Day.  Mass is available on Wednesday, 10/31 at 7pm and on Thursday, 11/1 at 9am and 7pm.
  • Parish Festival:  Saturday, 11/3  11am-6pm  Join St. Oliver’s for our 40th anniversary!  Food, games, entertainment for ALL and it is FREE!  We are also in need of lots of volunteers!  Please check the bulletin on how you can volunteer!

Fundraising:

  • Our annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser begins on Sunday, 9/30/18.  Teens can pre-sell the beautiful wreaths to their friends, family and neighbors.  This is a great way for a teen to earn $7 in their teen account to use for retreats and other Life Teen events.  Fundraising packets are available in the Life Teen office beginning September 30th.  Wreaths are $25 and will be delivered the first week of December.  This fundraiser ends on 10/28/18.

Thank you for  all your prayers as I  recuperate from my knee surgery.   I am doing well and having lots of physical therapy.  I am responding to emails but you can also speak with Sandy Ziadie at sziadie@stolivers.com or (404)213-7559.  For Confirmation questions, please contact Miranda James at mljzpf@hotmail.com or (770)355-7941.

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

September LT Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

The new school year is underway and we are in busy with lots of stuff going on in Life Teen.  Here is what is going on in September!

 Life Nights:

  • August 26:  26—LN “Stepping Up”
  • September:  2—NO LIFE (Happy Labor Day!)

9—LN “Safety First”

16—NO LN

23—LN “Dignified”

30—LN “Fortified”

  • All Life Nights are from 6pm-8:30pm.

 Fall Retreat:  September 14-16, 2018 at Life Teen Camp Covecrest in Tiger, GA.  During this retreat weekend, teens can “get away” from the busyness of their everyday life and take some time to reconnect with God and friends.  Great speakers and music, Mass and Adoration, and fun!

Sign up and permission slip is available on the LT info board located in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.  Cost for retreat is $125.  Permission slip and payment due by Sunday, August 26th.    You can pay for retreat via credit card, check or cash.  Payment plans are available.

Life Teen Activities:

  • Upper Room Bible Study (Bible Study for our Juniors and Seniors):  Wednesday, 9/26 6:30pm-8pm Parish Rectory
  • Parish Bible Study Opportunity:  Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 “Hymns of Praise, Laments of the Soul:  Hearing and Considering the Psalms”. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.  Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God.   Please join Deacon Randy Ory and Life Teen Music Minister, Paul Hedges for this engaging encounter with the book of Psalms in the Church from 7:30pm-9pm.

Confirmation:

  • ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS MUST ATTEND SUNDAY LIFE NIGHTS AS PART OF THEIR CONFIRMATION FORMATION.  You will see that some nights are “social” based…these Life Nights are required as part of formation and are important as candidates grow in fellowship with their peers.
  • All Confirmation students are REQUIRED to attend one Life Teen retreat per school year.  Our Fall retreat is September 14-16, 2018 (see info in Retreat bullet point).  Spring retreat is March 1-3, 2019.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Don’t forget your retreat requirement!  Our Fall Retreat is September 14-16, 2018.  Permission slip and fee due on Sunday, 8/26/18.  Permission slip located on LT Info board in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.
    • 1 Year Confirmation Candidate Class is on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  Teens should check in by 6:50pm.  Class begins promptly at 7pm in the Life Teen room.  Dismissal is at 8:30pm.
    • Confirmation Interviews are scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Candidates will schedule their interview time at the 9/5 class.  (Interview times will be in the afternoon)
    • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Candidate Commitment Mass is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend.  (Candidates will attend Life Night following the Mass)
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Don’t forget your retreat requirement!  Our Fall Retreat is September 14-16, 2018.  Permission slip and fee due on Sunday, 8/26/18.  Permission slip located on LT Info board in the Life Teen room or at www.stoliverslifeteen.com under the forms tab.
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class begins on Wednesday, September 19th 6:50pm-9pm in the Life Teen room.  (This is an extended class so we can review all the 2nd year information with the student.)
    • 1st Year and 2nd Year Confirmation Candidate Commitment Mass is on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the 5pm Life Teen Mass.  All candidates must attend!  (Candidates will attend Life Night following the Mass)
    • CONFIRMATION LITURGY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 @ the 5pm Mass.

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Adult Faith Formation Class:  Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 “Hymns of Praise, Laments of the Soul:  Hearing and Considering the Psalms”. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us.  Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God.   Please join Deacon Randy Ory and Life Teen Music Minister, Paul Hedges for this engaging encounter with the book of Psalms in the Church from 7:30pm-9pm.  (Morning option available Wednesday 9/26 and Wednesday, 10/3 10am-11:30am in the Church)

Fundraising:

  • Our annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser began on Sunday, 9/30/18.  Teens can pre-sell the beautiful wreaths to their friends, family and neighbors.  This is a great way for a teen to earn $7 in their teen account to use for retreats and other Life Teen events.  Fundraising packets are available in the Life Teen office beginning September 30th.  Wreaths are $25 and will be delivered the first week of December.  This fundraiser ends on 10/28/18.

 Communication to Youth:

Life Teen uses various methods to communicate information and messages to our Life Teen members and families.  Some of the most common methods are:  email, texting, St. Oliver’s Life Teen Facebook page (closed group page), stoliverslifeteen.com (our website), Instagram (#solifeteen), and our Parish app.

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen and download myParish app (see how to do in parish news bullet point above)!

Please keep our 15 teens and 3 adults who will be attending the Archdiocese of Atlanta Leadership retreat this weekend in Dahlonega, GA.  Thank you to the adults who are volunteering to get us to the retreat center and home!!!!

I will be out of the office for several weeks beginning August 27th due to a long-awaited knee surgery.  If you have any questions during my absence, please contact Sandy Ziadie at sziadie@stolivers.com or (404)213-7559.  For Confirmation questions, please contact Miranda James at mljzpf@hotmail.com or (770)355-7941.  Your prayers are needed and appreciated!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

August Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

Welcome to a new school year with Life Teen!  I am looking forward to seeing all the returning teens and meeting all our new teens and families!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY.  Registration packets are located on the bulletin board outside the LT office.  You can drop off your registration in the LT office or the church office.  We do offer you the opportunity to pay the registration by credit card or check out the online giving option at www.stolivers.com.   You can pay your RE fees, retreats, etc through your online giving account.

Life Nights:

  • Life Night returns on Sunday, July 29th!  Teens, join us for a BBQ and games.  Meet us in the church at 6pm!
  • August:  5—NO LIFE (due to RE Round Up (which you should all attend! See info on RE Round Up below)

12—LN (2019 Senior Blessing at Mass, followed by our Back to School dance…invite                          a friend!)

19—LN “FAQ”

26—LN “Stepping Up”

  • All Life Nights are from 6pm-8:30pm.

 SOLT Night:  Senior Send Off, Wednesday, July 25th, 6:30pm-8pm in the LT Room!  A special night where we reminisce with our 2018 Graduates!!  Come out and wish them all well!  Ice Cream Sundae Bar provided!

Fall Retreat:  September 14-16, 2018 at the Life Teen Camp Covecrest in Tiger, GA.  During this retreat weekend, teens can “get away” from the busyness of their everyday life and take some time to reconnect with God and friends.  Great speakers and music, Mass and Adoration, and fun!

Sign up and permission slip will be available at the RE Round Up.  Cost for retreat is $125.  You can pay for retreat via credit card, check or cash.  Payment plans are available.  Permission slip and payment due by Sunday, August 26th.

RE Round Up:  August 4th-5th after all Masses.  All LT families (teens and parents/guardians) should attend the Round Up to register for Life Teen and for Sacraments (if needed).  At the Round Up, you will pick up the Life Teen August 2018-January 2019 calendar and the most up to date information.  Teens and families will also be able to sign up for various events/activities that will be happening at Life Teen, order the new Life Teen shirt, etc.

REMEMBER…ALL LT MEMBERS AND FAMILIES MUST ATTEND THE ROUND UP!!!

 Confirmation:

  • ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS MUST ATTEND SUNDAY LIFE NIGHTS AS PART OF THEIR CONFIRMATION FORMATION.  You will see that some nights are “social” based…these Life Nights are required as part of formation and are important as candidates grow in fellowship with their peers.
  • All Confirmation students are REQUIRED to attend one Life Teen retreat per school year.  Our Fall retreat is September 14-16, 2018 (see info in Retreat bullet point).  Spring retreat is March 1-3, 2019.
  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Registration is underway for Year 1 ConfirmationRegistration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Please make sure that the candidate and parent/guardian attend the Round Up to register (or verify that you are registered) and pick up your Confirmation Info packet.
    • 1 Year Confirmation Candidate/Parent Info meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd, 7pm in the Church.  ALL CANDIDATES AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Registration is underway for Year 2 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.   Please make sure that the candidate and parent/guardian attend the Round Up to register (or verify that you are registered) and pick up your Confirmation Info packet
    • 2nd Year Candidate Class begins on Wednesday, September 19th 6:45pm-9pm in the Life Teen room.  (This is an extended class so we can review all the 2nd year information with the student.)
    • CONFIRMATION LITURGY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 @ the 5pm Mass.

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Holy Day of Obligation:  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, 8/15.  Mass schedule:  8/14 @ 7pm, 8/15 @ 9am & 7pm

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

I will be out of the office for several weeks beginning August 27th due to a long-awaited knee surgery.  If you have any questions during my absence, please contact Sandy Ziadie at sziadie@stolivers.com or (404)213-7559.  For Confirmation questions, please contact Miranda James at mljzpf@hotmail.com or (770)355-7941.  Your prayers are needed and appreciated!!!

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com

July Update

Hello LT Members and Families!

I hope you all enjoying a wonderful summer.  Currently, I am here at Mission:Possible….our summer mission event.

We currently have 45 teens participating in Mission: Possible this week.  Volunteer service has been provided to Spectrum Autism Camp, SarahCare (Adult Day Care facility), Dacula Elementary, St. Vincent DePaul, Southern Plantation, Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op (food pantry), Parkwood Horse Therapy Camp and our own parish!

Thank you to all the teens who joined us and special thanks to our volunteers:  Patty Kratzer, Lisa Moore, Mandy Brown, Joan Williams, Deb Heath, Amy Jenny, Amy Hardin, Teri Baxter, Cindy Cobley, Lisa Cung, Brother Joe Everton and David Adair.  Thanks to our Life Teen alumni for volunteering to help during the week:  Fred Williams, James Tierra, Julia Hardin, and Brenda Vazquez.  Thanks to our volunteers who helped at evening activities:  Michael Hardin, Natalie Jackson, Delroy Ziadie, Briana Briscoe, Miriam Ashe, Jeff Ashe, Lisa Tierra, Edwin Tierra and Josh Tierra.  A big shout out to parishioners who volunteered time at the parish during Mission:  Mary Lou Trammell, April Smith, Mary Smith, Rachel Smith, Susan Bry, Paul Ruder, Dana Gallegos, Dana’s Mom, Bonnie, and Madolyn Gallegos.  Delicious meals were provided by the St. Oliver Pastoral Council, Father Cyriac, Father Baiju, Brother Joe and Carol Roussie.

Though we do not have regular Sunday Life Nights until Sunday, 7/29, the Life Teen office is open various hours throughout the summer.  Please email or call the office if you need to see Sandy or me!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY.  Registration packet located on the bulletin board outside the LT office.    Early bird registration closes on June 30th!!!

Life Nights:

  • Life Night returns on Sunday, July 29th!  Teens….A super fun big event is being planned, so put this date on your calendar!

 SOLT Night:  Senior Send Off, Wednesday, July 25th, 6:30pm-8pm in the LT Room!  A special night where we reminisce with our 2018 Graduates!!  Come out and wish them all well!  Dinner is provided.

 Parish News:

  • St. Oliver’s Parish App:  Stay connected with your parish by downloading our Parish App.  Simply text the word APP to 88202Once you receive the link back by text, click on the link and follow the prompts.  This is a secure App.  You can pick up an info sheet about the app in the church narthex.
  • Patriotic Rosary:  Friday, July 6th at 7pm in the church.  Besides the rosary, there will be a holy hour, prayer and  music.
  • Vacation Bible School: “SonSurf Beach Bash” is July 16-20th.  If you are interested in helping (teens or adults), please email Aimee Tolmich at roots@stolivers.com
  • Lector Training:  Our Life Teen Mass NEEDS Lectors.  If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please attend the training on July 19th. Training session lead by Deacon Randy Ory and will be at 7pm in the church!  We need YOU!

Confirmation:

  • 1st Year Confirmation Students: 
    • Registration is underway for Year 1 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th!  Price rises after 6/30.
  • 2nd Year Confirmation Students:
    • Registration is underway for Year 2 Confirmation.  Registration packet is located on bulletin board located outside of Life Teen Office.  Early bird registration ends on June 30th

Check the website for updated information:  www.stoliverslifeteen.com.   Join our Facebook page at St. Oliver’s Life Teen!  Please keep Life Teen in your prayers!!!

 

In Christ’s service,

Lynn

youthministry@stolivers.com