Easily connect to your Catholic community when you go to college

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Students interested in staying connected to their faith in college and families that wish to ensure their college-bound graduates connect to a Catholic faith community, are encouraged to contact the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Youth and Young Adults.

Student names may be submitted to the youth office along with the student’s college and their school’s city and state.

Their information will be passed on to the Newman Connection, a national initiative to connect Catholic college students to their faith.

Newman Connection connects students at more than 2,000 U.S. colleges to campus Newman Centers, campus ministers, college chaplains, parishes near colleges and others.

The archdiocese works on this initiative locally with the help of the Serra Club of Louisville. Last year, they connected more than 1,300 local Catholic students to faith communities, according to the Serra Club.

“Statistics show there are 1.8 million Catholic students entering college each year in our country,” said an announcement from the club. “And 80% of those students stop practicing their faith while in college. We can change that.”

For more information or to submit student names, contact Karl Dolson, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adults at 636-0296, ext. 1210, or kdolson@archlou.org.

At the Serra Club, contact Chuck Lynch, V.P. for Communications at 442-9302 or chucklynch4782@gmail.com.

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