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Cast Your Nets Jan. 31 in Cincinnati

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

ST. ANDREW DEANERY — Another installment of the high-energy high school youth rally Cast Your Nets! is coming to Cincinnati this month, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Vocations Office and Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM), along with area youth ministers.

The rally will take place at Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.

Cast Your Nets! will gather teens from throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. (CT file photo)

Nearly 1,500 youth have participated in early editions of Cast Your Nets! in Dayton, Cincinnati, and the northern part of the achdiocese.

Drawing from the call of Christ to become “fishers of men,” the event uses the sacraments of eucharist and Reconciliation, high-energy live music, a fun skit, and engaging speakers to encourage youth to courageously consider how they, personally, can answer their call to live as Christ’s disciples.

“The youth are ready to be challenged to live above what is offered to them by society today,” says Father Kyle Schnippel, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. “This event does that. And we have already seen the fruits of that as one young man has already approached me about entering the seminary after being inspired by this program to follow God’s will.”

Cast Your Nets! is free. Teens are asked to bring a canned good to support the local St. Francis Seraph Food Pantry and there will be a free will offering during Mass. T-shirts and the Lee Roessler Band souvenirs also will be on sale. Reconciliation will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. The host for the evening will be Jessica Gonzales, a lay Marianist who is a proven retreat director and experienced emcee.

To register with your youth group for the event, contact Marci Peebles at www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin/CYN.

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