Young people team up for service

Young people team up for service
Elizabeth Lagoe of Texas, a member of a National Evangelization Team, helps serve lunch to the needy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, on March 4. Photo by James A. McBride

Elizabeth Lagoe of Texas, a member of a National Evangelization Team, helps serve lunch to the needy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, on March 4.
Photo by James A. McBride

Eleven young adults from throughout the United States spent a couple of weeks in Camden Diocese as members of the National Evangelization Teams (NET).

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.

A team was missioned to the Diocese of Camden Feb. 22-ßMarch 4. The 11 young adults facilitated five retreats and one youth group meeting. The team was able to share Christ’s story with over 650 teens. The NET team also made and served lunches to the needy at the Cathedral Pantry in Camden on March 4.

The team members were:

Cynthia Sanchez, 18, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Colleen Irwin, 19, Loretto, Minn.

Elizabeth Lagoe, 22, Austin, Texas

Ryenn Peterson, 22, Dubuque, Iowa

Chris Smith, 24, Carrollton, Texas

Adam Arbizo, 18, Clifton, Ariz.

Ryan Best, 18, Lakeville, Minn.

Joel Ramirez, 19, Riverbank, Calif.

David Sandler, 21, Woodbridge, Calif.

Joseph Liu, 23, Flushing, N.Y.

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