LIFELINE

Do you want to see the young Catholic Church ALIVE? Join NET Ministries and over 1,000 young people on the first Saturday of every month for Lifeline Mass. With contemporary music, energetic crowds, and powerful presentations, Lifeline is focused on giving 8-12th graders in the Minnesota area the chance to experience the beauty of Mass with their peers.

Lifeline Programs take place at the NET Center at 110 Crusader Avenue West, West St. Paul, MN 55118. Doors open at 5:15pm and the event begins at 6:00pm. Most Lifeline events do not require tickets; however, select events do require tickets. Be sure to check below for the date(s) you plan on attending.

Lifeline is televised locally in Minnesota. Find your local listings here. (Channel 16 for most suburbs.)

The Lie, the Fear, & the Fall

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Since mankind’s first fall, we’ve all been battling sin in the depths of our wandering hearts. It seems that no matter how hard we try we keep finding ourselves falling back into its company.

But what is it at the core of sin that keeps calling out to us? What was it in the Garden of Eden that pulled on the hearts of Adam and Eve in such a way that it could cause them to turn from the God who loved them?

Join us as we let the truth of the Gospel shed light onto these questions. If we’re willing, the love of Jesus will bring healing to the wounds of Eden that we find in our own hearts.

Fr. Eric Lundgren is the Pastor of Saints Joachim and Anne Catholic Church in Shakopee, MN. His on-fire faith is engaging and contagious!

David Calavitta hails from California. He’s a passionate Catholic speaker in love with Christ and His Church. David is a popular national speaker at major Catholic youth conferences. He served with NET Ministries and now is now Director of Design & Marketing for LifeTeen International.

Sonar Worship Band, the incredible Catholic music team from the Twin Cities, will provide outstanding praise and worship.

Our night will include time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

What Defines You?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Whether it’s our reputation as the smartest person in the class or office, or a signature beard that makes us look like Chuck Norris, we all have something distinct that helps define us.

In the end, though, when everything else fades away, there’s only one part of our identity that matters.

Join over a thousand young people and discover what that ‘part’ is for you.

Fr. Michael Schmitz is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Duluth. His passion for Jesus and his love for the Church are evident through his unique gift of anointed teaching and preaching. His message inspires and challenges listeners to deeper faith. He reaches tens of thousands through conferences and his highly popular video presentations on “Ascension Presents.”

NOTE: For this Lifeline only, Fr. Mike’s presentation will take place first in the program with Mass following.

Tickets are required. You must have a ticket for this event – even if you plan to attend the Mass only.

Tickets available online on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13th @ 11 a.m. This Lifeline is a “package event” which includes the entire event of Mass and Evening Program. A ticket is required to enter. For those not wishing to attend the entire package event (both Mass & Event), a ticket is still required for entry.

Ticket Price – Gym: $10 per person
Ticket Price – St. Francis Hall: $5 per person (St. Francis Hall will have closed-circuit TV screens only.)
Walk-In Ticket Price at the Door: As above IF tickets are still available

Online ticketing available until Nov 1st (Thurs @ Midnight). Tickets purchased after Oct. 23rd (Tues) will be held at Will Call. (Sorry, no group rates or refunds. All sales are final.)

Tony Melendez in Concert!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

What a night this will be! Join us for a great celebration of Mass with Fr. Paul Shovelain, Parochial Vicar of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, MN and then following Mass…Tony Melendez in Concert!

Tony Melendez may have been born without arms but that has not stopped him from singing, playing the guitar, and sharing the faith with Catholic young people. He was born without arms as a result of his mother taking the prescription drug thalidomide. Growing up, Tony began playing and singing in the Los Angeles area. His life was changed forever when he performed for Pope John Paul II (now, a Saint) at World Youth Day before a live audience of thousands and a TV audience of millions. It was there at WYD that John Paul II told him, “My wish for you is to continue giving this hope to all the people.” Since then Tony has traveled throughout the United States and 40 foreign countries, 200 dioceses, World Youth Days, the Vatican, NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference), “March For Life” Rallies, and made countless TV appearance on all major networks.

Tickets are required for this event. Tickets available online on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13th @ 11 a.m.

ADVANCE Ticket Price: Until Nov. 2nd (Thurs Midnight): $8 per person.
REGULAR Ticket Price: Nov. 2nd– Nov. 30th: $10 per person
Walk-In Ticket Price After Nov 30th and At the Door: $15 per person (if tickets are available)

Online ticketing available until Nov. 29th (Thurs @ Midnight). Tickets purchased after Nov. 21st (Tues) will be held at Will Call. (Sorry, no group rates or refunds. All sales are final.)

For Those Joining Us for Mass Only, Please Note: We welcome you and thank you for joining us for the celebration of Mass. Mass will be telecast live on-screen via closed circuit television and no ticket is necessary.

Tickets are required for entry into the gym.

Men’s and Women’s Evening Sessions

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Self Mastery and Social Media (Women’s Breakout Session with Kalley Yanta)
What role does social media play in your life? How much time do you spend each day on Snapchat and Instagram? Have you ever felt insecure after looking at friends’ social media posts? Have you seen images online that you can’t seem to erase from your memory but would like to?

Former television news anchor/reporter Kalley Yanta (KSTP-TV, Channel 5) will address the challenges young people face today with the frequent use of social media.

You will discover the powerful effect that social media use is having on interpersonal communication, incidences of depression and anxiety, insomnia, and self esteem. This presentation will help you identify whether you are in control of your social media use or if it has gotten out of control. Kalley will also offer guidance on how to achieve balance and why staying rooted in the Catholic faith is critical in today’s hi-tech culture.

No Guts, No Glory (Men’s Breakout Session with Pat Millea)
Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been approved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him. (James 1:12)

You, a man of God, are called to greatness! And we know through our own human experience that true greatness only comes through courageous perseverance in the face of trials. So embrace the struggle, push through with the strength of the Holy Spirit, and receive the crown of life!

Pat Millea is a dynamic Catholic youth minister, speaker, and musician who brings his faith, energy, and passion to Catholic young people here locally and across the U.S., including the National Catholic Youth Conference! Pat serves as Director of Senior High Faith Formation at the Church of St. Michael in Prior Lake, MN. Find info on how to bring Pat to your community at www.pat-millea.com.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

The Call of a Lifetime

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The time is now as the modern world awaits the emergence of a handful of spiritual heroes and heroines who will serve the Church as priests, religious sisters, and religious brothers. These young men and women are specially called to be witnesses of hope to a world in desperate need of the Good News!

The question is not will God raise up great women and men for this mission. The question is who will God raise up? And the answer is: those you least expect.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul & Minneapolis will be with us for this great event. Fr. David Blume, Vocations Director, will be joined by a dynamic team of Religious Sisters and Brothers for this blessed evening.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

Love is Bigger

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Is the Catholic Church really small-minded about gender and sexuality? Do we really know the whole story? In a world of stereotypes and labels, God invites us to a bigger sense of who we really are. Jesus invites us to a love that is bigger and more beautiful than we can possibly imagine.

Anna Carter, founder of Eden Invitation, will share her testimony of chaste, abundant life with same sex desires in the Catholic Church.

Come with an open mind and an open heart to discover the power of Christian teaching on identity. Walk away with a fuller understanding of what Jesus said in Matthew 19 (“in the beginning it was not so”) and how not only does “the beginning” illuminate the Church’s teaching on sexuality and gender, it’s also a powerful expression of God’s love for His children.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

At Whose Altar Do You Worship?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Our idols are the things we love, serve, and obey. They are what occupy our time, attention, and affection. Who or what holds your heart? St. Augustine puts it this way: “Everyone loves something…the question is ‘what to love?’” This presentation will reveal the secret “god” that we serve.

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is our very special guest! He is a gifted speaker who reaches the minds and hearts of young people through his great stories, relevant message and inspiring witness.

Our evening will include Eucharistic Adoration.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you (Acts 1:8)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Wind. Fire. Water. These biblical symbols of the Holy Spirit communicate both gentleness and power- the gentleness of a cool breeze or a warm fire and the power of a hurricane or blazing forest fire.

But do I know the Holy Spirit as someone real in my life? Have I experienced His power or His gentleness as the Apostles did at Pentecost?

Fr. Emmanuel, CFR is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal who lives in NYC serving the poor and preaching the Gospel with passion and humor. At the age of 18 he was changed by a radical encounter with the Holy Spirit – his own personal Pentecost.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

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