We are excited to welcome a NET Team for a Family Retreat on Sunday, January 29th.
The retreat begins at 4:00 and we are asking everyone to bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner around 5:00.
This retreat is appropriate for families with children of all ages – toddlers to teenagers! For children under 3 we will provide babysitting at the appropriate times but we love to see the whole family together!!
The evening will wrap by 8:00. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to register your family.
Here is some more information about NET, the team that will be visiting our parish, and why I am so excited about this opportunity!!
NET stands for National Evangelization Teams and each year they gather and train around 60 young adults from all over Canada and the world. They are placed on teams and then sent all over Canada to facilitate retreats and establish youth ministry in parishes. They use dynamic music, songs, testimony, and prayer to create beautiful opportunities for young people to encounter Jesus! We are going to be hosting Encounter Team 2. Here is a picture of the team:
Top: Left to right
Andrea Sidloski (Weyburn, SK), Tonya Stewart (Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand), Teresa Mervar (Toronto, ON), Leigh Duckworth (Dorchester, ON), Presley Bonnar (Bittern Lake, AB), Imelda Hartnett (Co. Donegal, Ireland)
Bottom: Left to right
Brían Foy (Co. Donegal, Ireland), Elton Jarvis (Fort McMurray, AB), Justus Odiatu (Winnipeg, MB), Sam Vail (Charlottetown, PEI)
Why should you come???
I have a special love for NET. When I was 19 my life completely changes when I served a year with them and then worked for them for 3 years at their head office in Ottawa. Some of my favourite memories of my time traveling with NET are from when we were able to do Family retreats. It was a beautiful experience to see these families come together in this way. That’s why I wanted to have a team come and have a family retreat here at St. George!!
While the team is here they will be billeted out into different homes. If your family is willing to host them please let me know!! They are really delightful people to get to know!
Contact me if you have any questions!