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 NET Ministry Retreats

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the church. Every August, 150 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET). Divided into 14 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 29,000 retreats and ministered to more than 1.7 million young Catholics.

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 their faith
  • Equipping youth workers and young adults with the ministry skills needed for evangelization
Each year youth ministry groups across our diocese have the opportunity to experience a NET retreat at three locations. The three retreats for Fall 2018 are as follows:

St. John the Baptist, Perryopolis

September 24, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Grades 6th-8th

Registration $15

Confirmation Retreat


St. John the Baptist de la Salle, Delmont

September 28, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Grades 6th-8th

Registration $15

Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville

September 29-30, 2018

1:00 p.m., Saturday — 1:00 p.m., Sunday

Teens will attend 5:00 p.m. Mass

Grades 9th-12th

Registration, cost of overnight $40

Please contact your parish youth minister, or Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry, at 724-837-0901, for more information or additional questions.


One day retreats are $15 per person. All payments should be made payable to the parish sponsoring the retreat and sent directly to the retreat point of contact.


 Permission Forms

Download permission forms for the upcoming NET Retreats in our diocese. Forms should be brought with you to the retreat. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Smith at 724-837-0901.