Do you want to see the young Catholic Church ALIVE? Join NET Ministries and over 1,000 young people on the first Saturday of every month for Lifeline Mass. With contemporary music, energetic crowds, and powerful presentations, Lifeline is focused on giving 8-12th graders in the Minnesota area the chance to experience the beauty of Mass with their peers.

Lifeline Programs take place at the NET Center at 110 Crusader Avenue West, West St. Paul, MN 55118. Doors open at 5:15pm and the event begins at 6:00pm. Most Lifeline events do not require tickets; however, select events do require tickets. Be sure to check below for the date(s) you plan on attending.

Lifeline is televised locally in Minnesota. Find your local listings here. (Channel 16 for most suburbs.)

Upcoming Lifeline Dates

Lifeline, Fr. Mike SchmitzThe Lesser-Known Last Judgment

with Fr. Michael Schmitz
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Death, judgment, heaven, and hell—the four last things—are popular enough topics among Christians discussing the end times; but there’s more to these things than just our own personal end. Fr. Mike will explain how, as the Catechism teaches, in the Last Judgment, “the ultimate meaning of the whole work of creation and of the entire economy of salvation” will be made known to us (CCC 1040). All the good and evil you and I have done will also become known. Fr. Mike’s perspective on this reality is both fascinating and humbling. Fr. Michael Schmitz is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Duluth. His passionate faith and his anointed preaching inspires engages the minds and hearts of the young and young at heart.

NOTE: Tickets are required. You must have a ticket for this event – even if you attend Mass only. Tickets available online on a first-come, first-served basis. This Lifeline is a “package event” which includes the entire event of Mass and Evening Program.  A ticket is required to enter.  For those not wishing to attend the entire “package event” (both Mass & Evening Session), a ticket is still required to enter.

  • Ticket Price – Gym: $11 per person
  • Ticket Price – St. Francis Hall: $5 per person (closed-circuit TV screens only)
  • Walk-In Ticket Price at the door as above IF available.

Tickets purchased after Oct. 22 (Tues) will be held at “Will Call” located in St. Francis Hall. Sorry, no group rates or refunds.  All sales are final.


Lifeline, Connor Flanagan and Fr. Paul ShovelainConnor Flanagan in Concert

with Fr. Paul Shovelain for Mass
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Join one thousand Catholic young people for Mass with Fr. Paul Shovelain from St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, MN. Ordained five years, Fr. Paul exudes a joy and zeal that are not only apparent but contagious.

Following Mass, an amazing night where hip-hop and worship collide! Back by popular demand is Connor Flanagan with fresh music and a new show! He’s a dynamic, hip-hop Catholic recording artist known for his authentic stage presence and unique musical presentation! Connor has been performing extensively throughout the U.S. with a short tour with David Crowder,  major Catholic youth rallies and events including the Steubenville Youth Conferences. Committed to writing music that resonates with the human experience, Connor’s storytelling abilities paired with his unique hip-hop vibe are what set him apart all him to connect with young people.

Check him out:

NOTE: Tickets are required for the concert portion (and for entrance to the gym). Tickets available online on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • ADVANCE Ticket Price: Until Nov. 14 (Thurs Midnight): $8 per person
  • REGULAR Ticket Price: Nov. 15– Dec. 4: $10 per person
  • Walk-In Ticket Price: After Dec. 4: $15 per person

Online ticketing available until Dec. 5 (Thursday at Midnight). Tickets purchased after Nov. 26 (Tuesday) will be held at “Will Call” in St. Francis Hall. Sorry, no group rates or refunds. All sales are final.

For Those Joining Us for Mass Only (In St. Francis Hall), Please Note:
We welcome you and thank you for joining us for the celebration of Mass.  Mass will be telecast live on-screen via closed-circuit TV and valid for your Sunday obligation.  No ticket is necessary for St. Francis Hall.

Lifeline, Kory LaCroix, Michele Volk, Fr. Aric AamodtMen’s and Women’s Sessions

with Fr. Aaric Aamodt, Kory LaCroix, and Michele Volk
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Men’s Session:
“The Battle for the Heart of Man: Why to Start, When to Fight, and How to Surrender”
with Kory LaCroix

“It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities.” –G.K. Chesterton 

Responsibilities. Ugh. Freedom for men today has increasingly come to mean detachment from responsibility, authority, and truth. We look forward to weekends so we can escape our commitments, veg out, and do what we want. But God didn’t liberate his sons so that they could veg outCome on! Christ set us free so that we could live in His fierce love, and live the incredible adventure that God has for us. This is the battle of the heart – the battle for freedom. We cannot afford to get this wrong. We need to know why to start, when to fight, and how to surrender. Let’s go! 

Women’s Session:
“Freedom and Femininity”
with Michele Volk

There are a lot of voices vying for our attention trying to tell us who we are, how to dress, how to, how to…

But only one Voice matters.  And that Voice is that of our Creator, the Lord God Almighty. What does He have to say about this? Who does He say that we are? There is a freedom in knowing this truth. It changes things. It changes our relationship with God, with ourselves, and with others. We will explore the practicals of living in this freedom. 

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

Lifeline, Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Fr. David BlumeIs God Calling You?

Mass with Archbishop Bernard Hebda
Evening Program with Fr. David Blume
Saturday, February 1, 2020

What will you do with your life? What are your plans, dreams and goals? Do you know that God has a wonderful plan for your life – a future full of hope (Jer. 29:11)? Do you know that the Lord Jesus is calling each one of us to follow Him in becoming holy and living our Catholic faith out loud.

But the Lord Jesus is also calling a select group of courageous young women and men, just like you, to commit your existence totally to Him…possibly as a Catholic priest, religious sister or brother.

Are you open to asking the question that is seldom uttered in our busy world, “Lord, how are You calling me to follow You?” 

We welcome Archbishop Bernard Hebda for this special evening along with the Archdiocesan Vocations Team led by Fr. David Blume and religious sisters and brothers and priests from the Archdiocese. Seminarians from St. John Vianney Seminary and St. Paul Seminary join us also.  Hear their stories and ask your questions about the call.

Special breakout sessions for the young ladies and men.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

Lifeline, Fr. Brian ParkDiscerning God’s Will For Your Future

with Fr. Brian Park
Saturday, March 7, 2020

What I am to do with my life? What will I do this weekend? Should I date this person? What will I do when I graduate? What career or profession should I choose? How should I spend my money? What car should I drive? Is God calling me to marriage, priestly or religious life? These are great questions! And the truth is that the mature Christian disciple is always prudently discerning God’s will for his or her life – from big to small.

Fr. Brian Park, Pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church in Minneapolis, will be with us to celebrate Mass. Later in the evening he will break open practical principles and tips on how to discern God’s will for your life.

Our evening includes Eucharistic Adoration.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

Lifeline, Bishop Andrew CozzensA Walk with Jesus Through Holy Week

with Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Saturday, April 4, 2020

At this special Lifeline, we enter into the most solemn week of the Christian year…Holy Week. It is the most important week of in the Church year!  It is a time when we celebrate in a special way the Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus. But it can be so easy to observe these days as merely a historical commemoration or recalling historical facts. We may wonder why Holy Week is important? What happens during Holy Week? What is the Triduum?  What difference can Holy Week really make in my life?

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will celebrate Mass and lead us in the evening session. Bishop Cozzens has spoken to countless thousands of Catholic young people with the message that transforms lives.

Our evening includes Eucharistic Adoration.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

Lifeline, Fr. Emmanuel Mansford, CFRAn Evening of Praise & Worship

with Fr. Emmanuel Mansford
Saturday, May 2, 2020

If you are ready to receive a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and are open to the power of the Holy Spirit to ignite or re-ignite your heart – this is the place to be.

Fr. Emmanuel Mansford, C.F.R., is from London, England, and travels extensively speaking to Catholic young people about the transforming power of the Holy Spirit! Through his fascinating stories, his humor and a heart burning within for love of God, Fr. Emmanuel captures the hearts of young people and leads them into the presence of God through prayer, praise and worship.  Our evening includes Eucharistic Adoration. If you are ready to move to the next level in your faith or perhaps feeling ‘stuck’ in a lukewarm state of faith, then join us for this powerful and anointed evening!

Fr. Emmanuel is a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal living in The Bronx, New York, where he serves the poor and needy.  He travels the country speaking at major Catholic conferences, LifeTeen and FOCUS events and parish missions.

There are no tickets required. This event is free, but please prayerfully consider a $5 free-will offering at Mass to help keep Lifeline going.

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