Lucy Crispin, a student in her final year at Notre Dame, is about to embark on the ‘adventure of a lifetime’ by taking part in the ‘NET ministries’. NET stands for National Evangelisation Teams, a scheme that originated in America and has since spread all over the globe, to places as diverse as Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Uganda. It is a specifically Catholic organisation whose aims are to bring young people back to the Church through other young people. Lucy will be joining NET in either Ireland or Scotland.
For the next nine months, the former Corpus Christi Catholic College student will be serving with her team by delivering retreats, in the parish, high schools or in primary schools, on topics such as self-worth and how to deal with life’s pressures. “To me, these topics are so important in today’s society,” said Lucy.
As yet, Lucy is unsure whether she will be travelling around, living in host homes (where people give up some rooms in their house for NET people) or whether she will be working in just one place. “I do know that I will be living out of my suitcase for the next nine months!” she said, “and that I will be working with around 7 or 8 other Catholics from different areas of the world.”
Every year over 250 people worldwide are trained in youth ministry and, as a team, will reach out to over 10,000 young people. “It’s going to be an adventure of a lifetime and I’m so blessed and excited to be a part of it,” said Lucy.
We all wish her the best of luck with this fantastic opportunity.