NET Ministries – 30 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel and Living for Christ

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Catholic Spirit Special Section

NET Ministries Timeline


Alums share how ministry to youth impacted them

Longtime director offers personal perspective on local youth ministry

Netters are guides and friends in parish

NET Team 11 fires up parents and students at Providence Academy

Celebrate 30 years of NET Ministries

What: Mass with Archbishop John Nienstedt

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12

Where: Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul

Presentation with speakers and video will follow Mass at 11 a.m. with a cake reception to begin at noon.

No RSVP necessary.

Peer-to-peer ministry is key, archbishop says

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis says one of the keys to NET Ministries’ success is young people ministering to other young people.

“That was what impressed me the first time I witnessed a confirmation retreat when I was bishop of New Ulm down at the Church of St. Peter in St. Peter,” he said.

“I was very impressed with the skits they did,” he said. “They really attracted these young people and got them engaged and, at the same time, were giving them solid catechesis.

“That’s the genius of the program and why I’m so much in favor of it, so much a supporter of it. They just do excellent work.”

— The Catholic Spirit

Three alumni to be honored May 12

Three former NET retreat team members will be honored during the 30th anniversary gathering at St. Joseph in West St. Paul: Gordy DeMarais, founder of St. Paul’s Outreach; John Beaulieu, youth and young adult outreach director at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio; and Sister Consolata, vocations director for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr George.


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