An Invitation to the Longing Ones

You know the feeling. The abyss that stretches in your chest in the silent places. We’ve all felt it.  Sometimes the ache is cast in a halcyon glow, like when the sun rises over the water in a riot of color or we stand before the staggering expanse of mountain peaks....

Missionary Blog | Team 9

Currently, Team 9 is in the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois and almost to the 100th mark in retreats since beginning in September. As a team we have grown a lot spiritually and being able to interact as a team. The reason why we all have chosen to serve this year with...

Missionary Blogs | Team 9

Life as a NET missionary is anything but stable-typically staying in a town for only a day and then moving on to the next town the next day, and sometimes going back to that same town. As a team, we never know exactly where we are in relation to where we have been. It...

MISSIONARY BLOG | Team 12

Another month has come and gone, and let me tell ya, the Lord has been working hard! As our hearts yearn for holiness, Christ continues to be our stronghold and rock through it all. We strive to live out the many virtues God has given us as gifts to grow in faith....

Missionary Blog | Team 11

“[For], ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Romans...

Missionary Blogs | Team 13

Greetings from Texas! Despite the fact that it is the Advent season, it is still 70 degrees and sunny here, and we, Team 13, are enjoying every minute of it! The past month of our ministry has been filled with many incredible experiences and encounters with the Lord....

Missionary Blog | Team 14

Hello from Team 14! Host home ministry is a powerful way that we reach out to families here at St. Francis of Assisi parish. Because we stay with each family for two weeks at a time, we are blessed to enter into each family’s life in an authentic way. We have stayed...

Missionary Blog | Team 11

“Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.” -1 Chronicles 16:23 NET Team 11 has been at Providence Academy (PA) in Plymouth, Minnesota for about 6 weeks now, and boy has it been great! After 5 weeks of training at the NET Center in West...

Missionary Blog | Team 9

Hello from Team 9! We started serving with NET, as Team 9, September 24th and had our first retreat the following day in the Diocese of Toledo, OH. Since then we have put on 36 retreats and ministered to countless individuals all within the dioceses of Toledo, OH and...

Missionary Blog | Team 1

Greetings from the Home Team in West St. Paul! It’s hard to believe we’re already more than halfway through our first half of the year on NET, but perhaps time flies when each day is filled with different ministry responsibilities that range from putting on retreats,...

Outside The Box

Every once in a while, life doesn’t seem to “fit” anymore. What should be comfy and cozy feels jagged and dilapidated and all kinds of out of sorts. It’s usually on those days when I hunt for comfort from social media - I try to find what I’m missing in what other...

NET In Nicaragua

NET Ministries recently completed a request to travel 3,000 miles from their home base in the cold land of Minnesota to the 90 degree tropics of Nicaragua. The goal was to evangelize the youth at St. Augustine Preparatory school. After graciously accepting this...

Missionary Blog | Team 4

Hello from the diocese of Philadelphia, PA! We’ve been hard at work putting on retreats, spending time with each other, and spreading the Good News! At this point in the ministry, we have led over 120 retreats to over 6,000 young people around the country. As we...

Missionary Blog | Team 14

At the beginning of this year, I heard a quote from a NET alum that went a little something like this - “NET is the best thing for you if you love getting really close to people, and then suddenly being ripped away from them.” And when I first heard it, I laughed,...

My Name is NO! My Number is NO!

For those readers who don't know, Meghan Trainor's new hit single titled "NO" describes a hip swinging bachelorette type of girl who considers herself untouchable. The chorus says, "My name is no, My sign is no, My number is no, You need to let it go." The song...

Missionary Blog | Team 12

As a team, we have been very blessed with the opportunity to serve at Cathedral High School this year. We have learned many things about our faith, the youth, ourselves, and each other. Each and every one of us has grown this year in learning to meet people where they...

Missionary Blog | Team 6

While Christ walked this earth, it is easy for us to see that He led a humble and simple life. During His ministry, He moved from town to town not worrying about where He would sleep or what He would eat because He had total faith in His Heavenly Father. Life on the...