Each year the Diocese of Toledo invites NET Retreat Ministries to our diocese, and we are one of several parishes privileged to host them. NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 150 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET). Divided into teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 29,000 retreats and ministered to more than 1.7 million young Catholics.
All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to attend the NET retreat! We need families to host the NET retreat team members overnight during their visit to our parish. This involves feeding them dinner, giving them a place to sleep, and feeding them breakfast. The NET team members are super fun and enjoy getting to know some of the families in the parish.
Registration forms and NET Host family volunteer forms are available for download below.
Our next NET retreat will be in the fall of 2020. Watch for more details come next September.