We already received the Holy Spirit at Baptism, what’s the big deal? Why do we need more?
This talk explores the sacrament of Confirmation by exploring its relationship to the powerful experience of Pentecost. The youth will also be invited to explore the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they equip us for daily life. Main topics include: looking at the experience of the apostles in scripture, Pentecost in your life, and living a life empowered by the Holy Spirit (including the seven gifts of the Spirit).
NET Ministries is an international youth ministry that challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. They fulfill their mission by conducting 1,000 youth retreats across the United States each year. The theme of the retreats vary, but 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). These retreats are high-energy experiences using large group presentations, small group discussion, music, drama, personal faith sharing, one-on-one prayer, and the sacrament of Reconciliation.
NET Team 1, pictured below, will be leading Nativity candidates in their Confirmation retreat. The team members hail from six different states (California, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Wisconsin), and vary in age from 18-25.