Frequently asked questions for the application process
Who can apply?
NET Ministries considers non-married, practicing Catholics between the ages of 18-28 for their program.
How early can I apply?
You may send in your application as early as September 1 for application of the following year. (For instance, if you would like to serve in 2012-2013, you can send in your application beginning September 1, 2011.) You may not apply two years in advance. This is because much can happen in a person’s life in one year and we need the most up-to-date information about our applicants as possible.
[Exception: College juniors may apply in the spring of their junior year for the teams they could serve with after graduation. Call the Recruiting office at 651.450.6833 if you have questions about this.]
How soon do I need to send in my application?
Have your application postmarked at least 2 weeks before the interview weekend
of your choice. This will give us time to process your application and respond to you with a possible invitation to an interview weekend.
Do I have to answer all the questions on the application?
Yes, we recommend answering all the questions because your application is all we have to go on when deciding whether or not to invite you to an interview weekend. Answer the questions to the best of your ability.
Can I type my application? Can I hand-write my application? Can I fax it?
Yes to all three. Please remember that it is important that your application be legible, so please print and use black ink if you hand-write it. Mailing your application is sufficient, but if you would like to fax it, our fax number is 651.450.9984. Please have your application postmarked 2 weeks prior to the interview weekend date you would like to attend.
Why do you need a picture?
The picture is used for identification purposes only: 1) to identify those who are to be picked up at the airport, bus or train stations for an interview weekend, and 2) after the interview weekend, it helps staff put a name with a face when needed.
Do I have to be Catholic?
Yes. Since NET team members are ministering in Catholic parishes and schools, team members do need to be practicing Catholics.
I have never attended a retreat before. Can I still apply?
Yes, each year NET has team members who, prior to NET, have never facilitated a retreat or even been on one.
Do I have to be active in my parish to be on a team?
No, but one does need to be a practicing Catholic.
What if I have a child already?
It will depend on circumstances. You will need to speak with the Recruiting Coordinator.
What if I’m divorced?
It will depend upon the situation. You will need to speak to the Recruiting Coordinator.