Menard senior selected to join traveling NET Team Ministries

Lilly Hidalgo, a recent graduate from Holy Savior Menard High School, has been selected to join the National Evangelization Team (NET) for domestic mission work during the upcoming year. 

Lilly will join approximately 150 other young adults, ages 18-28, who will all volunteer nine months of their lives to serve with NET Ministries. 

These young adults are placed on teams of 8-14 people who will travel the country sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.  Each team travels to specific dioceses and spends time serving the individual parishes there. 

In an average 9 month NET season, each traveling team will:
• Travel 20,000 miles 
• Serve 7 – 8 dioceses
• Facilitate nearly 150 retreats 
• Stay in 125 host homes, and
• Reach 8,500 young people one-on-one with the Gospel. 

“I am so honored to have been selected to minister with NET Ministries,” said Lilly.  “I can’t wait to get started!”

Training for the NET missionaries will be held for 5 weeks, beginning in August.  Afterwards, Lilly and the other NET missionaries will begin traveling and hosting retreats for young people across the country. 

In order to cover a portion of the cost of training and traveling, the missionaries must raise money before their training. 

Lilly’s home parish, Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Alexandria, recently held an appeal to help defray her goal of $6,000 for the ministry program.  Anyone interested in making a donation to support Lilly can contact her at