Young adults gather March 12 with members of NET Ministries on the campus of Monmouth University. Matthew Marzorati photos
Young adults gather March 12 with members of NET Ministries on the campus of Monmouth University. Matthew Marzorati photos

From staff reports

On March 12, the traveling NET Ministries team visited The Catholic Center of Monmouth University for an evening of dinner, fellowship and Adoration.

Young adults from the Diocese and beyond attended, including Matthew Marzorati of St. Aloysius, Jackson, and Kipsy Quevada of Saint Cecelia Parish, Iselin. Quevada, a member of Break Ministry, helped provide music for the evening.

She reflected, “The spiritually trained young adults of NET were unafraid to surrender themselves to the Lord through outstretched hands and calloused knees, and the rest followed suit. After singing ‘Heart of Worship,’ our team knew we could allow the Spirit to lead us to do the unplanned.”

“Before leading the song ‘Hungry’ by Joy Williams,” she continued, “I took a couple seconds to reflect on the words and what it truly means to me. It finally hit me: I was hungry this Lenten season. It had been nearly one week since I had given up YouTube, bubble tea, and even, temporarily, dating my boyfriend – the three things in my life that I had turned to in order to satisfy my hunger for joy and appreciation.

"But it was in that moment that I was reminded of the one being in my life that could truly quench my thirst and fill that void in my heart and soul – my Savior, Jesus Christ," she said.