Announcing – NET Ministries, host of Billerica Catholic’s Teen Ministries Confirmation Retreats 2021!

How do I sign up?

Mr. Carbrello will send all families and teens a link to the online form “request to receive Confirmation”. Once completed, the family will be able to sign up for one of our two retreats. Each retreat has a maximum of 50 participants.

Who is NET Ministries?

NET Ministries is an international Catholic youth ministry that is committed to challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. The organization’s acronym stands for National Evangelization Teams. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, NET offers training in youth evangelization and leads approximately 1,000 retreats annually. Each year, young adult volunteers are sent out in teams across the United States to conduct retreats for Catholic teens. The 16 NET teams share their faith with 100,000 youth nationally on an annual basis. Dramas, music, games, small group discussions, and large group presentations are all used to present the Gospel in a dynamic way. To learn more about NET Ministries, follow us on Instagram or Facebook, call us at 651.450.6833, or visit

With an invitation from the bishops of each diocese visited, the teams encourage local Catholic youth to take a more active role in their faith. Each retreat features small group discussions, large group presentations, prayer ministry, lively games, dynamic music, dramatic and funny skits, and inspiring talks to motivate the teens to be unafraid to accept God in their lives.

One young person says of her experience, “I saw men and women around my age loving God and it encouraged me to stay strong. What NET Ministries is doing is brilliant. They are encouraging, understanding, energetic, charismatic, and above all incorporate God into everything that they do.”

NET Ministries has been challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church since 1981. More than 2 million young people have attended one of over 33,000 retreats that have been led all across the country. NET team members complete five weeks of intense training before being commissioned to serve the young people in this mission.

NET’s Parent Information Flyer

Billerica Catholic’s Teen Ministries Confirmation Retreat Information

All Confirmation candidates are expected to attend one retreat, and to attend the entire retreat.  If a candidate cannot attend the entire retreat, they should sign up for another retreat.

Mr. Carbrello will share final details immediately prior to your Confirmation retreat, using the app BlueJeans by Verizon. All retreat participants will need to:

  • Download the BlueJeans app if they are using a mobile device (iPad, iPhone, etc).
  • OR join via browser only if they are using a computer/laptop etc.
  • Log on using their first and last name only. (No nicknames, profanity, etc).
  • Log on 15 minutes prior to retreat start time to ensure that there are no issues with connecting to WiFi, software updates, etc.
  • Dress modestly (no pajamas, no clothing items with profanity, etc).
  • Have a bible, pen, & journal with them.

Pictures from past Billerica Catholic retreats (held at St. Thecla Retreat House in Billerica):

Pictures from the 2020 Retreats

Pictures from the February 2019 Retreat

Pictures from the January 2019 Retreat

Pictures from the November 2018 Retreat