NET Parish Teams

Building disciples in your parish community.
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How it Works

NET Parish Teams offer a unique opportunity that combines the efforts of a parish and that of a NET team, in order to build a community of disciples that have a lasting relationship with Christ. A partnership is formed between a parish and NET Ministries, in which they work side-by-side to bring Christ to the community.

A key aspect of a NET’s Parish Team ministry is the ability for relationships to be built between the team members and the youth. Through these personal relationships, team members help guide the youth of the parish on their faith journey toward Christ. The team works alongside the parish staff to help augment the current ministry program and ultimately form those in the parish to be disciples in their own community.

A commitment between NET and a parish is for three years. Each year, a team of 6-8 trained NET Missionaries are sent to the parish to serve from mid-September to May. Over the course of the three years, the parish works closely with NET staff to ensure a Youth Outreach plan that focuses on the best approach to engage and disciple the youth of the parish. The plan is tailored specifically to each parish to ensure a balance of ministry between inactive youth and faithful youth.

Through their partnership, NET Ministries and a parish work toward developing a ministry that will allow the parish to flourish for years to come. Together they work to love, serve, and witness the faith, ultimately drawing others into communion with Christ and each other.

General Information Packet

If you are interested in starting a conversation about having a Parish team please contact us at lynnm@netusa.org. For more information, including pricing, please read over Parish Team General Information Packet.

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Interested in Applying? Please Consider the Following:

Will you be able to obtain permission from your Diocese to have a NET Parish Team?

Permission from the Bishop is required.

How supportive is your pastor of having NET in your parish?

How long will your pastor be stationed in your parish?

Does your parish have a youth minister? If not, will they be willing to hire one?

Is your parish financially stable and able to afford the cost of a Parish Team?

Important Dates

January 1: NET will stop accepting Parish Team Applications for the upcoming school year

November – February: NET will visit prospective parishes

March: NET will contact parishes regarding decisions for the following year

Mid-September – Mid-May: NET Parish Teams will serve in parish

 

In an average year*, a parish could expect that a NET Parish Team would…

  • Interact with 2,000-5,000 different young people.
  • Conduct over 300 1-on-1’s with over 100 different young people.
  • Launch up to 8 discipleship groups.
  • Stay with 40-50 different host families.

* Exact numbers will depend on the size of the parish and the surrounding community

Host Family Information

Parish Team Application 

Testimony

“The NET Parish Teams have made a lasting impact on our youth and community. The team’s witness of an authentic life as Disciples of Christ have not only taught the youth more about the Catholic faith, but have introduced them to Jesus Himself. Having a NET Team at our parish was not simply beneficial for the years we had them, but will echo in the hearts and lives of our young people, who now seek to be Disciples themselves.”
– Matthew C. Youth Minister

Current Parish Team Locations

Minnesota . Texas . Florida

St. Hubert Catholic Community

Providence Academy

Team 11

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Team 14

St. Mark the Evangelist

Team 13

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Team 16

St. Anastasia Catholic Church

Team 15