What It Is
The Life Teen program is a youth ministry program for 9th -12th grade students. Life Teen has a strong focus on the Eucharist. Starting Sunday evening with a Teen Mass, the teens are welcomed into a unique environment where they have an opportunity to grow in their own relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Church. The music and the teachings speak to the hearts and minds of today’s teens.
Immediately following Mass, teens gather in the Life Teen Center to learn about the Church and their faith in challenging ways. At first they come for the FOOD, the FUN and the FRIENDS…then over time, they come because they are in a place where they feel loved and accepted.
The St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church Youth Ministry is committed to the reality that young people
are an important and integral part of our parish community. The youth program seeks to foster the
maturing in faith of the youth of our parish and the surrounding community.
We affirm the gifts of our youth and we foster opportunities for young people to share their
gifts with the larger community. The spiritual and social needs of the youth are to be met with
the committed leadership, guidance and support of our parish adults. The adults and youth of our
parish are therefore provided with the opportunity to grow together in Christian faith.
Through a variety of programs, events and outreach, we seek to draw young people into responsible
participation in the life, work and mission of the parish community.
We believe this ministry is to, with, by, and for young people and is a blessing for the entire community.
LIFE NIGHTS: (Sundays 6pm-8:30pm)
Just like the Liturgy, the structure of the Life Night is “Gather, Proclaim, Break and Send”.
Gather is a welcoming time for teen introductions, event announcements, hospitality, praise & worship, introducing the topic of the evening and the FOOD. It’s awesome! No one goes away hungry!
Proclaim is the teaching done through skits, videos, music, speakers, games and any other creative way we can “dream up” to reach the teens.
Break is usually small group discussion where teens can share openly and listen to the core members and each other. The teens learn that they are not alone in their questions and struggles about faith, family, relationships and life in general.
Send is a time to “wrap it all up” and summarize the evening in reviewing the teachings and prayer. A time to give practical applications that everyone can take home and live out. A time of inspiration…A time to pray.
PIZZA & PRAYER: (Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm)
This is our mid week gathering. We start with fresh hot pizza and fellowship then we move to the main focus of the evening such as Sunday Mass readings, meditations, and prayer experiences.
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Cajun Chicken Pasta
4 bonelesss skinless chicken breast halves (cubed)
4 tsp cajun seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp black pepper
4 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cup cream
8 oz penne pasta cooked
2 roma tomatoes
Saute chicken in butter and add seasonings. Cook until no longer pink and add the cream
and/or half and half. Serve over pasta of your choice. Top with parmesa and green onions.
|2 Weekend Retreats (Fall/Spring)
One of St. Oliver’s most dynamic resources is its Core Team. This is a group of committed adults with a deep sense of ministry who devote their time and energy to being present to the needs of our teens in a loving and giving way. These adults give the teens the opportunity to enter the presence of Christ and see the Church in action.
There are many ways that adults can volunteer to help our Life Teen group. If you are interested in an opportunity, please contact Lynn at (770)978-6751, ext. 43 or email
Our Current Life Teen Core Team:
|Lynn Ory---Youth Minister||Racheal Milotte---Associate Youth Minister||Anne Adair|
|David Adair||Teri Baxter||Nancy Brain|
|Joe Finelli||Noelle Finelli||Beth Gunn|
|Paul Hedges||Amy Hardin||Michael Hardin|
|Angel Head||Keith Head||Marie Hurst|
|Patty Kratzer||Carol Kruskamp||Tammi Miller|
|Alex Moore||Barbara Moore||Lisa Moore|
|George Munck||Gina Munck||Bridget O’Hara|
|Carol O’Shaughnessy||Gwen Strabala||Roger Strabala|
|Delroy Ziadie||Sandy Ziadie|