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Office of Evangelization

National Evangelization Team (NET) Ministries

NET Ministries (National Evangelization Teams) is an international youth ministry that aims to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. NET Ministries fulfills its mission by:

• Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ through a personal witness of faith
• Inviting young people to live for Christ
• Forming young people in Christian character through the study and practice of our faith
• Equipping youth workers and young adults with the ministry skills needed for evangelization

These retreats, typically for youth in grades 7-12, are high-energy experiences using large group presentations, small group discussions, music, drama, personal faith sharing, and one-on-one prayer. Depending on the needs of the parish or school, the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist can also be integrated into the retreat.

NET retreats range in length from 4 hours to 3 days. Though the format and theme of the retreats may vary, the basic message is always the same: "In Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, who died and rose from the dead, salvation is offered to all, as a gift of God's grace and mercy" (Evangelization in the Modern World, Pope Paul VI).

Are you interested in scheduling NET for your parish or school? Contact us!

Are you interested in serving on a NET team? Contact NET!


Contact Information

Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3719


Phone (309) 671-1550

Fax (309) 671-1581




Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry