Applications sought for new Young Adult Initiative at St. Meinrad

Record Staff Report

Catholic parishes are encouraged to apply for a new initiative related to young adults at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

The Young Adult Initiative aims to help parishes connect to young Catholics ages 23 to 29. The five-year initiative has two primary goals — to help congregations engage young adults and to design innovative ministries that effectively meet their spiritual needs, according to a news release from St. Meinrad.

“Partnering with Saint Meinrad will provide structure and guidance to your parish’s efforts to minister to young adults,” the initiative’s website said. “This project has the potential to increase the number of young adults actively involved in parish life and on their way to intentional discipleship. It also has the potential to revitalize and renew the spirit and energy at your parish.”

St. Meinrad plans to work with 12 to 15 parishes in dioceses in and around Southern Indiana. The initiative is funded by a $1.4 million Lilly Endowment grant.
There is no cost to participate, though parishes are expected to invest resources in the effort.

For more information, visit Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 6.

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