During the Rio World Youth Day celebrations two years ago Pope Francis called for a new culture of evangelisation in our Church. He said that the greatest evangelisers of young people were other young people. He called them to go out, be courageous, spread the Good News and ‘make a mess.’ Sarah, one of the Cork NET team, tells us about the mess she has been making.
“Hello from the NET Team! We are so excited to be here! We are a group of five young adults that have come from four different countries, America, Canada, Australia, and Ireland to be a part of NET Ministries of Ireland. NET stands for National Evangelisation Teams. Our mission is to encourage young people to love Jesus and embrace the life of the Church.
We are here in Cork City working with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the Dominicans at St. Mary’s Priory, and the Presentation Brothers until the end of May facilitating many different events to help accomplish this goal. Some of the things that we’ll be doing are running religion classes in the secondary schools, a parent and toddlers’ group that meets on Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm, a youth group that will be on Friday nights starting on October 23, monthly music sessions, and a children’s liturgy during the 10:00 Sunday Mass. Along with spreading the Good News, during our events we will probably sing songs, play high energy games, perform hilarious sketches, and speak about how God has made an impact on our personal lives.
We have already started meeting people and facilitating some of our ministry events and we already love it! We are so super excited for the next nine months, to meet all of you, and for all of the events that are yet to come! If you would like more information about who we are, what we do, or how to get involved, you can visit the NET website at www.netministries.ie, visit our facebook page- Cork City NET Team, or contact Fr. Alan. Thank you so much for all of the warm welcomes that we have already received, we’ve only been here a week, but already feel right at home. We look forward to meeting you soon.”
Sarah, Jacob, Lizzie, Pierce, and Stephanie
aka- the NET Team