October 7, 2017
Kick-Off Mass & Evening Program
Get Out of the Boat!
with Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke and Michael & Ali Hoffman
January 6, 2018
Mass & Evening Program
with Fr. Emmanuel Mansford, C.F.R.
February 3, 2018
Mass & Evening Program
with Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Fr. David Blume
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.)Download the 2017-18 Brochure
Interested in joining the amazing team of youth and adults that serve at Lifeline events? Mark your calendar:
Sept 25th, 2017 (Monday) from 7pm-8:45pm is the “Mass & Orientation Night” for all Lifeline Adult and Teen Ministry Teams in St. Anthony Hall with Fr. Jim Livingston. This is for teens interested in joining the TMT Team (Teen Ministry Team) and for adults interested in joining the AMT Team (Adult Ministry Team).
October 7: Get Out of the Boat!
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Get Out of the Boat!
Kick-Off Mass with Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke
Evening Program with Michael & Ali Hoffman
Join nearly a thousand teens from the Archdiocese and beyond for Season 21 of Lifeline! Every generation needs to be evangelized. EVERY ONE! God has NO grandchildren, He calls us each by name. The challenge is that most of the time He calls us, works us and brings us to Him… wait for it… through others. Others like YOU. When we look at the Saints we see that they are examples of a response to the calling in their lives to “Get out of the boat” and walk on the water with the Lord. And today God is calling THIS generation of disciples to be brave enough to “Get out of the boat” and be His hands, feet and voice for this generation!
The Father and Daughter team, the dynamic duo of Michael and Ali Hoffman captivate their audiences to take ownership of their
faith, ignite their hearts for Jesus and step out of their boats in confidence to be a greater impact for Christ in this world. Through
humor, interaction and a focused message, your heart will be pumped, your brain will be equipped and your funny bone will be revved up!
Sonar, the incredible Catholic band from the Twin Cities, will provide outstanding praise and worship.
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke, back by popular demand, will celebrate Mass.
Our night will include time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
November 4: Praying the Mass Like Never Before (Tickets Required - SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Praying the Mass Like Never Before
Mass and Evening Program with Fr. Mike Schmitz
While many people go to Mass every week, very few people know what it is to worship. Certainly, we show up and do our best to pay
attention, but for too many of us this just means we watch closely. You have been given a gift that you have most likely left unused. This gift is unused because it is largely unknown. This presentation will uncover this unknown and unused gift, so that you can stop watching the Mass and start worshipping at Mass.
Known for his passion, clarity and conviction, Fr. Mike Schmitz will inspire and challenge you as a Catholic disciple of Jesus!
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 are available on a first-come, first-served basis on August 9th.
Ticket Price – Gym: $8 per person
Ticket Price – St. Francis Hall: $5 per person (closed-circuit TV screens only)
Walk-In Ticket Price at the Door, as above if tickets are still available.
Online ticketing available until Nov 2nd (Thursday at Midnight). Tickets available on first-come, first-served basis. Tickets purchased
after Oct. 24th (Tuesday) will be held at Will Call. (Sorry, no group rates or refunds. All sales are final.)
We are sorry, but all tickets have been sold.
December 2: Connor Flanagan in Concert (Tickets Required)
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Connor Flanagan in Concert
Mass with Fr. Paul Shovelain
Join one thousand Catholic young people for Mass with Fr. Paul Shovelain from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, MN. Ordained in 2014, Fr. Paul grew up attending Lifeline as a teen, a seminarian and now a Catholic priest. His joy and zeal are matched by his genuine heart for awakening faith in young people.
Following Mass, an amazing night lies ahead. In concert is Connor Flanagan. Connor is a dynamic, hip-hop Catholic recording artist known for his authentic stage presence and unique musical presentation! His very first full-length album “Close To You” landed in the top
ten iTunes Charts.
Since its release Connor has been performing extensively throughout the U.S. and is featured at many Catholic youth events including the Steubenville Youth Conferences. Committed to writing music that resonates with the human experience, Connor’s story telling abilities paired with his unique hip-hop vibe are what sets him apart and allows him to connect with young people:
Check him out: www.connorflanaganmusic.com.
Tickets are required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on August 9th. 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 in St. Francis Hall and no ticket is necessary. Tickets are required for entry into the gym.
Ticket Price – Advance (Aug 9 – Nov 2): $7 per person
Ticket Price – Regular (Nov 3 – 30): $10 per person
Walk-In Ticket Price (Dec 1 and at the door): $15 per person (if tickets are available)
Online ticketing available until Nov. 30th (Thurs at Midnight). Tickets available on first-come, first-served basis. Tickets purchased after Nov. 21st (Tues) will be held at Will Call. (Sorry, no group rates or refunds. All sales are final.)
January 6: Obey Your Thirst
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Obey Your Thirst
Mass and Evening Program with Fr. Emanuel Mansford, C.F.R.
We often think of prayer as primarily asking God for something. We know we are supposed to pray every day and to make prayer an important part of our life. But if we’re honest with ourselves, do we really know what prayer is? Do we know how to pray? Are we convinced that we need to pray?
The truth is that our hearts deeply thirst for God. Our hearts deeply desire real intimacy with a real God. And only through a personal
relationship with God found in prayer can our thirsty hearts be satisfied.
Fr. Emmanuel Mansford, C.F.R., will speak with humor and passion about the mystery of coming to know God in prayer. A native of England, he currently lives in Harlem, NY, serving the poor and needy. He speaks to Catholic youth and young adults throughout the country at major Catholic conferences and parish missions.
The night features great praise and worship led by the Catholic band Sonar, over 150 members of the 2017-18 NET Teams, and culminates with Eucharistic Adoration.
Attention High School Seniors and Single Young Adults Ages 18-26: Is God calling you to serve with NET? Catch a NET team member at this Lifeline for info!
February 3: Follow Me (No, Jesus isn't talking about Instagram)
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Follow Me (No, Jesus isn’t talking about Instagram)
Mass and Evening Program with Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Fr. David Blume
It’s the most important invitation you’ll ever receive in your life. It’s the invitation of Jesus who says to you, “Follow Me.” It’s the very same invitation Jesus extended to his first disciples. They were leading very ordinary lives. All of that changed when they encountered Jesus and responded to His invitation to “Follow Me.” And the world has never been the same.
Without fail, through the centuries of the Church, countless thousands upon thousands of courageous Catholic young men and women have responded to that same invitation. For some, it is a call to live a holy, faithful life in marriage or the sacred consecrated single life. But for others, Jesus extends a special call, a call to those willing to boldly serve the Church as a priest or religious brother or sister.
Have you considered this call? Would you like to discover more about it? Then, tonight is your night.
We’re blessed to have Archbishop Bernard Hebda with us. And from the Archdiocesan Vocations Office, Fr. David Blume will team up with great priests, dynamic religious orders of sisters and brothers and seminarians from Saint John Vianney and Saint Paul Seminary to share their stories on responding to Jesus’ call to follow.
March 3: Catholic Marriage vs. the Secular Culture
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Catholic Marriage vs. the Secular Culture
Mass with Fr. Michael Becker
Evening Program with Nathan and Caroline Metzinger
In case you haven’t noticed, the world’s view of relationship between man and woman is a little different than the vision of Catholic marriage.
- Give vs. Get: Why we aren’t going to win if we don’t know what game we are playing
- More is More vs. Less is More: Why God’s math is better than ours
- Marriage Prep. vs. Wedding Prep: Why we don’t plan to fail, we just fail to plan
On April 29th, 2000, an Australian Catholic musician married an American Catholic Air-Force brat.…game on. Join Nathan and Caroline Metzinger eighteen years and six kids later as they reflect on the Church’s vision for marriage through lessons learned as they strive to live a Catholic marriage in the midst of an increasingly secular culture.
Our evening includes time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
April 7: Am I Saved?
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Am I Saved?
Mass and Evening Program with Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Most of us have probably heard or have been challenged by some variation of these questions before:
- If you were to die right now, where would you spend eternity?
- Do you know with certainty that you will go to Heaven?
- Have you found salvation in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
For sure the topic of salvation is very important. And since it deals with eternity – your eternity – it’s most important.
But what does it mean to be saved? Saved from what? Can anyone really know if they are saved? What is the Catholic understanding of salvation?
Bishop Andrew Cozzens, NET alumnus and of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, is our very special guest. He has spoken
to countless youth with the message that transforms lives. His words and wisdom can transform yours – if you’re ready. Our evening includes Eucharistic Adoration.
May 5: Made For Worship
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Made for Worship
Mass and Evening Program with Fr. Jim Livingston
Following His death and resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples many times before He ascended to Heaven. The response of the disciples upon seeing Jesus fully alive following His cruel death is found in Matthew 28: “When they saw Him, they worshipped Him.”
When you encounter the Living Lord in His glory, power, and merciful love you’ll discover that you are made for worship. You’ll discover your true purpose and mission. (Mt. 28:19).
Are you ready?
With us for this special Lifeline is Fr. Jim Livingston, pastor of the Church of Saint Paul in Ham Lake, MN. Fr. Jim has ministered and prayed with thousands of Catholic young people through retreat, conferences and Healing Masses.
Sonar will provide amazing praise and worship with Adoration before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Prepare your heart for a powerful night!