September 11, 2008

Meet the 2008-2009 NET team for the Diocese of Saginaw

SAGINAW - A team from NET Ministries will find our diocese to be a home away from home during the coming months as its members work to proclaim the Gospel to local teens.

These trained young men and women will be in the diocese to facilitate retreats, talks and assist at diocesan youth functions from September through May.

The Great Lakes NET Team includes (pictured above): [back row, left to right] Maria Cherniawski, 18, of Mason, Mich.; Eric Shields, 19, of Turlock, Calif.; Ali Hoffman, 18, of Carrollton, Texas; Brad Norleen, 19, of Modesto, Calif; Megan Scardina, 22, of Denham Spring, La.; Andy Troiano, 19, of Marion, Ohio; and Rita West, 18, of Ponchatoula, La.; and [front row, left to right] Jeanette Shields, 19, of Carneys Point, N.J.; Steven Richardson, 25, of La Puente, Calif.; Katie Dretsch, 23, of Frazee, Minn.; and Derek Ellen, 19, of Chico, Calif.

NET Ministries is is an international youth ministry organization based in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minn. Its mission is to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. To learn more about NET, visit

For more information about NET retreats and other activities in the Diocese of Saginaw, contact your local youth minister or Mark Graveline, diocesan director of youth ministry.

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